Carry On Teacher. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Michael Bean (Charles Hawtrey), Miss Grace Short (Hattie Jacques), Mr. Edwin Milton (Kenneth Williams). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Stars
Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Rosalind Knight, Cyril Chamberlain and more
Writer
Norman Hudis
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
Companies

The pupils of Maudlin Street Secondary Modern School have grown unsurprisingly fond of their cane-disliking acting headmaster, Mr Wakefield. They are therefore outraged to discover that, rather than take up the post full time the following term, he has hopes to be appointed head of a brand new school in the country, near his own childhood home.

Resolving to curtail his ambitions - and spare their own backsides! - the student body spies the perfect opportunity when they discover a Ministry inspector is to spend the last week of term at the school, accompanied by radical child psychologist Alastair Grigg, observing and researching for his next book. Surely if everything goes awry, the inspector's report will ensure Wakefield can't be promoted anywhere...

Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
U
Duration
86 minutes
UK release
Tuesday 11th August 1959
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 3rd December 2021 at 5:05pm on Film4
  • Saturday 27th November 2021 at 11:00am on Film4
  • Sunday 19th September 2021 at 11:00am on Film4

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • Drayton Secondary Modern School (Ealing)

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