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Higher

Higher

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008 - 2015
  • 10 episodes (4 series)

Radio satire on education. The episodes are based around Hayborough University - ranked 132nd in the UK.

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Higher - The Complete Series 1-4

Higher - The Complete Series 1-4

A BBC comedy drama set in the world of a 'pile 'em high university'.

Karen Poynter is the new head of the Geography Department - renamed Geographical Tourism - at Hayborough University, which is definitely not part of the elite Russell Group of top universities. Ranked 132nd in the UK academic league table; if you have a pulse, you can have a degree.

This is the high-energy farce of the breeze block and grotty cafeteria, with all the endless meetings, the backstabbings and the sheer panic of a university setting. In an era of increasing fees and cutbacks, this satire has become all the more acute.

Starring Sophie Thomson (Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Karen, with Jonathan Keeble (War And Peace) as the venal Dean.

First published: Thursday 25th October 2018

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