Series 1, Episode 1
Expelled from Oxford, Paul Pennyfeather takes a position as a teacher at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales.
Paul Pennyfeather was set upon a quiet life of contemplation as a priest, so it comes as a shock when he is unceremoniously expelled from Oxford University through no fault of his own.
Without a private fortune to fall back on, Paul is forced to take a position as a teacher at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. All too quickly it becomes apparent that Paul is not a natural disciplinarian. He finds scant comfort in drinking - too excess - with the other teachers.
Things start to look up, however, when Paul meets Margot Beste-Chetwynde, a wealthy widow and a mother to one of the boys at the school. Could it be that the attraction Paul feels for Margot is returned? Could his fortunes be changing?
- Friday 31st March 2017
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
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