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

Please Sir!

ITV sitcom about a school. 55 episodes (4 series), 1968 - 1972. Stars John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson and others.

Series 2, Episode 3 - Panalal Passes By

Bernard's attempts to restart the school's defunct Parent/Teacher Association has somewhat unforseen consequences.

Further details

Bernard's efforts to stimulate interest in the Parent/Teacher Association ends in chaos when Panalal, a young Indian boy, joins 5C.


Although filmed in colour, this episode was originally broadcast in black and white.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd October 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Alderton Bernard Hedges
Deryck Guyler Norman Potter
Noel Howlett Mr Morris Cromwell
Joan Sanderson Doris Ewell
Richard Davies Mr Price
Erik Chitty Mr Smith
Malcolm McFee Peter Craven
Peter Cleall Eric Duffy
Liz Gebhardt Maureen Bullock
Penny Spencer Sharon Eversleigh
David Barry Frankie Abbott
Peter Denyer Dennis Dunstable
Guest cast
Barbara Mitchell Mrs. Abbot
George Georghiou Panalal
Olive Mercer Mrs. Quimby
Claire Shenstone (as Clare Shenstone) Waitress
Patrick Connor Actor
Wilfred Grove Actor
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Barbara Bates Production Designer
Mark Stuart Director
Mark Stuart Producer