A hapless but caring teacher tries to control his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils, much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Deryck Guyler ...  Norman Potter 55 episodes, 1968-1972
Noel Howlett ...  Mr. Cromwell 55 episodes, 1968-1972
Joan Sanderson ...  Doris Ewell 55 episodes, 1968-1972
Richard Davies Richard Davies ...  Mr. Price 55 episodes, 1968-1972
Erik Chitty ...  Mr. Smith 55 episodes, 1968-1972
Liz Gebhardt Liz Gebhardt ...  Maureen Bullock 37 episodes, 1968-1971
John Alderton ...  Bernard Hedges 36 episodes, 1968-1971
Peter Cleall Peter Cleall ...  Eric Duffy 36 episodes, 1968-1971
David Barry David Barry ...  Frankie Abbott 35 episodes, 1968-1971
Peter Denyer Peter Denyer ...  Dennis Dunstable 35 episodes, 1968-1971
Penny Spencer Penny Spencer ...  Sharon Eversleigh 34 episodes, 1968-1970
Malcolm McFee Malcolm McFee ...  Peter Craven 34 episodes, 1968-1970
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A hapless but caring teacher tries to control his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils, much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope in these kids. Written by Simon Bodger <simon@britnet.com>

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It's an education in comedy.

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English

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11 November 1968 (UK) See more »

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(57 episodes)
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Several of the actors playing the pupils of class 5C were (in some cases, very obviously) in their mid 20's when the series began, despite their characters being meant to be around 16. See more »

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Caution! Series 3 & 4
22 March 2003 | by all-briscoeSee all my reviews

My positive comments above only refer to the first two series. Having now seen episodes from the final two series, I'm afraid to say that they are hugely disappointing. This is largely down to cast- changes, particularly among the pupils but also the teachers. The new characters are unimpressive, with the exception of the aggressive PE teacher Mr. Dix, played by Glynn Edwards, who shows some style.

Maybe the writers were also running short of ideas by this stage, with many of the stories and scenarios becoming stale and silly. There are still occasional flashes of form, but the impression has to be that the show should have quit with its stock high after the first two fine series. These are still worth checking-out.


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