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.

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Series 2, Episode 1

A new year is starting at Greybridge, and Miss Postern intends to kick it off with an inspiring careers workshop with guest speaker Fenella Forbes, a best-selling childrens' author.

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Further details

Big School. Fenella Forbes (Morgana Robinson). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions

It may be the start of a new year at Greybridge School, but the teaching staff is as dysfunctional as ever. Miss Postern and Mr Church's relationship has taken a downward turn after a misunderstanding over a date; the woefully underqualified Mr Gunn is now teaching geography; and Mr Barber's got a new job as the school caretaker.

When Miss Postern sets up a careers workshop, it seems her slogan 'Which way now?' applies as much to her as it does her pupils, not least because the guest speaker is her old teacher training colleague (and now best-selling children's author) Fenella Forbes. But at least things are looking up for one member of staff, as it seems Mr Martin is about to launch a successful pop career...

Broadcast details

Friday 29th August 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th March 2016 10:00pm Gold
Friday 18th March 2016 2:30am Gold
Friday 24th February 2017 1:10am Gold
Saturday 8th April 2017 3:15am Gold
Thursday 13th July 2017 2:25am Gold
Monday 4th September 2017 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 5th September 2017 2:15am Gold
Saturday 7th October 2017 2:40am 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
Daniel Rigby Mr Martin
James Greene Mr Hubble
Jocelyn Jee Esien Daphne
Matthew Fenton Nicholas
Cheryl Fergison Jo
Guest cast
Morgana Robinson Fenella Forbes
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
Kevin Cecil Script Editor
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Jo Sargent Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
David Walliams Executive Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
David Arnold Composer
Michael Price Composer


Series 2 Trailer

It's a new term at Greybridge School.

Featuring: David Walliams (Mr Church), Catherine Tate (Miss Postern), Philip Glenister (Mr Gunn) & Frances de la Tour (Ms Baron).

The date that never happened

Mr Church and Miss Postern discuss their disasterous date over the summer holidays.

Featuring: David Walliams (Mr Church) & Catherine Tate (Miss Postern).

Miss Postern's special announcement

Miss Postern introduces the Careers Day in school assembly.

Featuring: Catherine Tate (Miss Postern) & Frances de la Tour (Ms Baron).

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