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

Big School

BBC One sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Jocelyn Jee Esien, Matthew Fenton, Cheryl Fergison, Julie T. Wallace, Joivan Wade, Georgia Thompson, Carla Ryan and others.

Series 2, Episode 6

There's sharing aplenty in the final episode of the series, when Mr Gunn allows Mr Barber to stay with him and his mum. Mr Church and Miss Postern struggle with their own sharing arrangements.

Full synopsis

Big School. Rita Gunn (Michele Dotrice). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions.

Unnatural disaster strikes Miss Postern's classroom when Mr Barber spends the night there, but fortunately Mr Church is more than happy to come to her aid.

With Mr Barber now homeless, it falls on the reluctant Mr Gunn to put a roof over his head, but how will his Mum (Michele Dotrice) react to her new house-guest?

Mr Church and Miss Postern discover that sharing with each other doesn't come naturally to either of them, while Mr Gunn learns that sometimes people can share way, way too much.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th October 2014
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 21st April 2016 at 10:00pm on Gold
  2. Friday 22nd April 2016 at 1:10am on Gold
  3. Friday 10th March 2017 at 1:40am on Gold
  4. Saturday 9th September 2017 at 3:25am on Gold
  5. Sunday 10th September 2017 at 2:55am on Gold
  6. Thursday 16th November 2017 at 1:00am on Gold
  7. Thursday 16th November 2017 at 3:30am on Gold
  8. Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 1:20am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jocelyn Jee Esien Daphne
Matthew Fenton Nicholas
Cheryl Fergison Jo
David Walliams Mr Church
Catherine Tate Miss Postern
Philip Glenister Mr Gunn
Frances de la Tour Ms Baron
Steve Speirs Mr Barber
Guest cast
Michele Dotrice Rita Gunn
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


Mr Barber's Box

Mr Barber has been sleeping at school, Ms Baron is putting a stop to it.

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Featuring: Catherine Tate (Miss Postern), Frances de la Tour (Ms Baron), Steve Speirs (Mr Barber).

French Lab

Mr Church and Miss Postern are sharing the chemistry lab.

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

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