British Comedy Guide

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

Channel 4 comedy drama. 40 episodes (4 series), 2001 - 2004. Stars Andrew Lincoln, Raquel Cassidy, Nina Sosanya, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire and others.

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.

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