Please Sir!. Bernard Hedges (John Alderton). Copyright: London Weekend Television
Please Sir!

Please Sir!

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1968 - 1972
  • 55 episodes (4 series)

Teacher Bernard Hedges struggles to keep control over the unruly pupils at Fenn Street Secondary School. His form, 5C, are notoriously uneducatable. Stars John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies and more.

Please Sir!. Image shows from L to R: Dennis Dunstable (Peter Denyer), Bernard Hedges (John Alderton). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1968 - 1972
Channels
ITV
Episodes
55 (4 series), plus 2 short specials
Creators
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Stars
John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies, Erik Chitty, Jill Kerman, Richard Warwick and more
Writers
John Esmonde, Bob Larbey, Geoff Rowley, Andy Baker and Tony Bilbow
Directors
Mark Stuart, Philip Casson and Howard Ross
Producers
Mark Stuart and Philip Casson
Companies

Bernard Hedges is a newly qualified teacher who takes up his first post at Fenn Street Secondary School. He's put immediately in charge of 5C, the most notorious and troublesome class the school has to offer; his near-unwavering naivety and optimism somehow steer him through!

However, Hedges' attachment to 5C is too strong, and when they leave for jobs in the big wide world at the end of Series 3, he finds Fenn Street an unhappy place without his former charges, and quits just a few days into the next term.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white / Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune was composed by Sam Fonteyn.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 8th November 1968 at 8:30pm on ITV

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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