Big School. Image shows from L to R: Miss Postern (Catherine Tate), Mr Church (David Walliams). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions
Big School

Big School

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about the dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive whiteboards of an urban secondary school. Stars David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6

Miss Postern has arranged a trip to France, and Mr Church is desperate to join her as a supporting member of staff. Having bargained his way onto the trip, events in Dieppe do not turn out quite as planned.

Preview clips

Further details

Big School. Miss Postern (Catherine Tate). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions

Mr Church is keen to be involved with Miss Postern's school trip to France, but with no places left he needs to find a way to get on the coach. Anything is possible with a hefty bribe, but things do not go according to plan in Dieppe.

Love is in the air, but Mr Church had moules mariniere for supper.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th September 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 10th March 2016 10:00pm Gold
Friday 11th March 2016 1:50am Gold
Friday 17th February 2017 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 12th July 2017 2:25am Gold
Sunday 3rd September 2017 3:00am Gold
Friday 6th October 2017 2:50am Gold
Friday 13th October 2017 2:05am Gold

Cast & crew

David Walliams Mr Church
Catherine Tate Miss Postern
Philip Glenister Mr Gunn
Frances de la Tour Ms Baron
Joanna Scanlan Mrs Klebb
Steve Speirs Mr Barber
Julie T. Wallace Pat
Joivan Wade Manyou
Georgia Thompson Beyonce
Carla Ryan Tina
Guest cast
Aurelie Amblard Celine
Kulvinder Ghir Mr Rupesh (Coach Driver)
Tim Inman French Waiter
Joyce Veheary Teacher
Matthew McPherson Teacher
Beatrice Curnew Teacher
Writing team
David Walliams Writer
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
David Baddiel Script Editor
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Jo Sargent Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
David Walliams Executive Producer
Robin Peters Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
David Arnold Composer
Michael Price Composer


I speak French

Miss Postern's French skills come in handy when the group arrive in Dieppe.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Catherine Tate (Miss Postern) & Aurelie Amblard (Celine).

Miss Postern's French Trip

Miss Postern tries to get the students excited about a trip to France.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Frances de la Tour (Ms Baron), Philip Glenister (Mr Gunn), Catherine Tate (Miss Postern), Carla Ryan (Tina), Georgia Thompson (Beyonce) & Joivan Wade (Manyou).

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