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 2

It's Miss Postern's birthday - but unfortunately it seems she's the only member of the Greybridge teaching staff who has remembered.

Preview clips

Further details

Big School. Dr Dalton (Jimmy Akingbola). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions

It's Miss Postern's birthday - but no one has remembered. However, her spirits are soon raised by the arrival of the dashing Dr Dalton, who's taking over teaching geography - news that doesn't go down well with Mr Gunn, especially as he's just splashed his salary on a flashy new motor.

Mr Church isn't overjoyed with The Doc's arrival either, as the last thing he needs is another rival for Miss Postern's affections, so he sets about finding her a present that will leave his adversaries (and Mr Gunn's car) in ruins.

But when it comes to true love there are always casualties, and a romantic dinner at Miss Postern's house leaves none of those who have the misfortune of attending unscathed.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th September 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 24th March 2016 10:00pm Gold
Friday 25th March 2016 2:30am Gold
Friday 24th February 2017 1:50am Gold
Friday 14th July 2017 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 5th September 2017 2:50am Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2017 2:20am Gold
Sunday 8th October 2017 3:15am Gold
Monday 9th October 2017 1:45am Gold
Tuesday 7th November 2017 2:20am Gold
Wednesday 8th November 2017 1:10am 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
James Greene Mr Hubble
Jocelyn Jee Esien Daphne
Matthew Fenton Nicholas
Guest cast
Jimmy Akingbola Dr Dalton
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


Geography with Mr Gunn

Mr Gunn isn't a very good teacher.

Featuring: Philip Glenister (Mr Gunn).

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