15 certificateThe History Boys is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The History Boys is a 3 star programme

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The History Boys (2006)

Directed by
Nicholas Hytner

Film adaptation of Alan Bennett's acclaimed stage play set in the north of England in the 1980s. Eight school pupils studying history pursue an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge.

Their headmaster is determined to see them break records and enlists a new teacher to coach the boys into intellectual shape. Seduced though they are by his promises, the boys are concerned that there is more to learning than exams and grades, and become caught in a clash of education styles and loyalties.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The History Boys next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Four March 2nd, 12:00am. See more...


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Jamie Parker...Scripps
Dominic Cooper...Dakin
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