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  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1997
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

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. Stars David Bamber, Martin Ball, Nicola Walker, Amanda Boxer, Geraldine Fitzgerald and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Suzy Arrives

It's Suzy's first day as a teacher but none of her training has prepared her to cope with Galfast High School.

She soon encounters Eric Slatt, the incompetent yet ambitious Deputy Headmaster, who manages to make a bad school worse.

There are dead rats in the water tank, a dead teacher in one of the classroms and the pupils are revolting in every sense of the word.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th February 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

David Bamber Eric Slatt
Martin Ball Dan McGill
Nicola Walker Suzy Travis
Amanda Boxer Amanda Trippley
Geraldine Fitzgerald Janet Slatt
John Grillo Mr Carkdale
Andrew Livingston Mr Humboldt
John Wells Richard Nixon
Guest cast
Stuart Bain Pompous Boy
Micky Baker Mr Humphrey
Diana Berriman Suzy's Mother
Antonia Corrigan 5 Year Old Suzy
Debbie Hall Girl
Lee Turnbull Plasticine Boy
Jo Warne Miss Murray
James Wilson 4th Form Boy
Writing team
Steven Moffat Writer
Production team
Juliet May Director
Andre Ptaszyński Producer
Kevin Lygo Executive Producer
Steven Moffat Associate Producer
Ian Fisher Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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