Chalk. Image shows from L to R: Suzy Travis (Nicola Walker), Janet Slatt (Geraldine Fitzgerald), Eric Slatt (David Bamber). Copyright: Pola Jones.

Chalk

BBC One sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series) in 1997. Stars David Bamber, Martin Ball, Nicola Walker, Amanda Boxer, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Grillo, Andrew Livingston and others.

Chalk

Suzy Travis is thrown in at the deep end when, straight out of teacher training college, she lands a job at the manic Galfast High School

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1997
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
David Bamber, Martin Ball, Nicola Walker, Amanda Boxer, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Grillo, Andrew Livingston, John Wells and others
Writer
Steven Moffat
Director
Juliet May
Producer
Andre Ptaszyński

Suzy Travis is young, enthusiastic, and motivated - but inexperienced, somewhat naive, and a teacher. Straight out of training college, she is thrown into a characterless, unfeeling comprehensive; Galfast High.

The teaching staff are, to put it lightly, absolutely bonkers. The children are unruly. But the deputy head, Mr Slatt, eclipses them all.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Howard Goodall.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 20th February 1997 on BBC One at 9:35pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 22nd October 1997 on BBC One at 10:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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