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.

Please Sir! trivia

John Alderton landed the role of teacher Bernard Hedges after Frank Muir - LWT's Head of Entertainment at the time - was particularly impressed by his role as a teacher in the first episode of one of the broadcaster's first sitcoms, Never A Cross Word.

Although it could never be legally proven, an American sitcom first broadcast in 1975, Welcome Back, Kotter was a clear copy of Please Sir!, lock stock and barrel.

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