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

Teachers

Channel 4 comedy drama set in a school. 40 episodes (4 series), 2001 - 2004. Stars Andrew Lincoln, Raquel Cassidy, Nina Sosanya, Navin Chowdhry and others.

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.

Teachers

A popular Channel 4 comedy drama following the adventures of the staff at a state school in Bristol

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
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.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st March 2001 on Channel 4 at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 21st December 2004 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Length of episodes
50 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 13th November 2009 at 12:00am

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