Teachers. Simon Casey (Andrew Lincoln). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Teachers

Teachers

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2001 - 2004
  • 40 episodes (4 series)

A popular Channel 4 comedy drama following the adventures of the staff at a state school in Bristol. Stars Andrew Lincoln, Raquel Cassidy, Nina Sosanya, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower and more.

Teachers. Image shows from L to R: Jenny Page (Nina Sosanya), Kurt McKenna (Navin Chowdhry), Simon Casey (Andrew Lincoln), Susan Gately (Raquel Cassidy), Brian Steadman (Adrian Bower). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2001 - 2004
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
40 (4 series)
Creator
Tim Loane
Stars
Andrew Lincoln, Raquel Cassidy, Nina Sosanya, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ursula Holden Gill and more
Writers
Tony Basgallop and Linton Chiswick
Directors
Susanna White and Andrew Lincoln
Producers
Rhonda Smith and Jane Fallon
Companies

Comprising of forty, fifty minute episodes, Teachers creates a balance between surreal comedy and realistic drama. Although one might expect teachers to hold more maturity and decency than students, Teachers sets out to prove this wrong.

Paranoia, neuroticism, sexual inadequacies and an innate inability to quit smoking are just a few of the problems which haunt the staff who work at Summerdown School.

For the first two series, the programme focuses on the neurotic Simon Casey, the beautiful ice queen Jenny Page and the ever sensible best friend Susan Gately; however, despite the departure of these characters, Teachers continued to run for a further two series.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The soundtrack to Teachers was released separately and was an iconic part of the show; the title music was 'The Boy with the Arab Strap' by Belle and Sebastian. This was rounded up by music from the likes of Feeder, The Hives, Starsailor, Mercury Rev, Athlete, Supergrass, I Am Kloot and Ash.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st March 2001 at 9pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 21st December 2004 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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