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

Please Sir!

ITV sitcom. 55 episodes (4 series), 1968 - 1972. Stars John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies, Erik Chitty, Jill Kerman and others.

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

Please Sir!

Teacher Bernard Hedges struggles to keep control over the unruly pupils at Fenn Street Secondary School. His form, 5C, are notoriously uneducatable

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1968 - 1972
Channel
ITV
Episodes
55   (4 series), plus 2 short specials
Creators
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring
John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies, Erik Chitty, Jill Kerman, Richard Warwick and others
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

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.

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