Big School is a Sitcom programme that first aired in 2013.

Big School is a 3 star programme

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Big School (2013)

Big School, a new series for BBC set in a secondary school, is a comedy about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards.

David Walliams (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Mr Stink) plays 40-something chemistry teacher Mr Church, who has taught at Greybridge School for years. Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, The Office USA, Doctor Who) plays the school's enthusiastic new recruit, Miss Postern, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France.

Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, Mad Dogs, Cranford) plays the lothario gym teacher Mr Gunn, whilst Frances de la Tour (Rising Damp, The History Boys, Harry Potter movies) will play Ms Baron, the no-nonsense, plain-speaking headmistress of Greybridge School.

Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It, Getting On, Little Britain) plays Mrs Klebb, the nosey and interfering drama teacher, while Steve Speirs (Eragon, Extras, Cemetery Junction) plays Mr Barber, the pessimistic geography teacher who's counting down the days until he can retire.

Finally, Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, Ideal, Black Mirror) plays Mr Martin, the mod-like music teacher who desperately wants to be mates with the kids and still clings to his dream of becoming a rock star.

Mark Freeland, BBC Head of In-House Comedy, says: "Led by David Walliams, it's an absolute privilege to work with such a brilliant cast and off-screen production team. Like my Latin GCSE, nothing can go wrong. At least that's what I thought at the time."

Genre: Sitcom

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

3/5 Stars

Main Cast

Image for David WalliamsDavid Walliams...Mr Church
Tony Dow
Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister...Mr Gunn
Image for Catherine TateCatherine Tate...Miss Postern
Georgia Thompson
Oliver Barry-Brook
Julie T Wallace
Joivan Wade
James Greene
Tim Inman
Trevor Michael Georges
The Dawson Bros
Connor Goodliff
Nisha Ahmad
Carla Ryan
Matthew McPherson
Aurelie Amblard
Frances de la Tour...Ms Baron
Joyce Veheary
Jo Sargent