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

Please Sir!

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 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.


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Series 3, Episode 12 - Situations Vacant

As 5C prepare to enter the real world, Hedges is increasingly worried about Dennis's employment prospects, or lack thereof. Can he come up with a position that'll allow him close to the animals he loves?

Further details

With the end of the school term approaching, most of Fenn Street's form 5C are already fixed up with jobs, but animal-loving Dennis Dunstable still has no apparent futre.
Then teacher Bernard Hedges has a brainwave which looks like the solution. He suggests Dennis for a stable-lad's job down at the local brewery.
But Dunstable's dad has other ideas.


This episode was filmed in black and white only due to an ITV-wide strike of colour television technicians.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th December 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Peter Bayliss Mr. Dunstable
Joe Ritchie Mr. Stone
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Alan Wallis Director
Mark Stuart Producer
Barbara Bates Production Designer
Sam Fonteyn Composer

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