Big School. Image shows from L to R: Mr Gunn (Philip Glenister), Miss Postern (Catherine Tate), Mr Church (David Walliams). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Big School

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Sitcom about the dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive whiteboards of an urban secondary school

AKA:
Autumn Leaves (Working Title)
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2013  (BBC One)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan, Steve Speirs, Daniel Rigby, Julie T. Wallace, James Greene, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Joivan Wade
Writers:
David Walliams, Andrew Dawson, Steve Dawson, Tim Inman
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation
& Bert Productions

Set in an urban secondary school, Big School is a comedy about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards.

Chemistry teacher Mr. Church is hopelessly in love with the school's new French teacher, who in turn is being chased by a lothario gym teacher.

David Walliams is 40-something chemistry teacher Mr Church, who has taught at Greybridge School for years. Catherine Tate plays the school's enthusiastic new recruit, Miss Postern, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France.

Philip Glenister plays the lothario gym teacher Mr Gunn, whilst Frances de la Tour is Ms Baron, the no-nonsense, plain-speaking headmistress of Greybridge School.

Joanna Scanlan plays Mrs Klebb, the nosey and interfering drama teacher, while Steve Speirs plays Mr Barber, the pessimistic geography teacher who's counting down the days until he can retire.

Finally, Daniel Rigby plays Mr Martin, the mod-like music teacher who desperately wants to be mates with the kids and still clings to his dream of becoming a rock star.

Mark Freeland, head of BBC Comedy, says: "Led by David Walliams, it's an absolute privilege to work with such a brilliant cast and off-screen production team. Like my Latin GCSE, nothing can go wrong. At least that's what I thought at the time."