PRU. Image shows from L to R: Belle (Pia Somersby), Halil (Jaye Ersavas), Hanna (Kosar Ali), Jaeden (Michael Boahen), Anthony (Tom Moutchi). Copyright: Domizia Salusest

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Published
2021
Platforms
BBC Three (Online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Alex Tenenbaum, Nathaniel Stevens and Teddy Nygh
Stars
Tom Moutchi, Pia Somersby, Jaye Ersavas, Michael Boahen, Kosar Ali, Kerry Godliman and Umit Ulgen
Writers
Alex Tenenbaum and Nathaniel Stevens
Directors
Teddy Nygh and Mike Moore
Producers
Leah Henry, Nick Bedu and Teddy Nygh
Companies

PRU is a comedy about a group of teens navigating the pitfalls of adolescence in a Pupil Referral Unit, a school for excluded kids. It is told through the eyes of four gloriously reckless young people who can't help but say the unsayable and do the undoable.

Halil, Hanna, Jaden and Belle are four very different 15 year-olds, with one thing in common. They've all been perm'd. Now, teetering on the edge of the education system, they're negotiating Year 10 together at their local PRU.

In the pilot episode they constantly come unstuck, seemingly determined to make the wrong call at every turn, wreaking havoc on teachers and each other's feelings as they go.

Why can't Jaeden ever turn up for school? Why is Belle kicking bins down the corridor? And what has Halil done to annoy Hanna so much that she wants to dash a chair in his face?

Amidst all this chaos, will long-suffering behaviour manager Anthony ever get to eat his lamb stew and jollof rice?

Additional details

Part of

BBC Comedy Slices 2020

Also known as
  • PRU: A School For Excluded Pupils
  • The PRU
  • Comedy Slices: PRU
  • Pupil Referral Unit
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 6am on BBC Three (Online)
Episode length
18 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 6th March 2021 at 1:05am on BBC1 Scot -
  • Friday 5th March 2021 at 11:35pm on BBC1 -

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