Sunday, 21 April 2013

1968, Television: “Please Sir!”

"Please Sir!" premiered on 8 November 1968. The series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) was created by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Main actors were John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Joan Sanderson, Noel Howlett, Erik Chitty, Richard Davies, Liz Gebhardt and Penny Spencer. The series ran for 55 episodes between 1968 and 1972.
 
Synopsis
The series tells the story of the fictional Fenn Street school and in particular class 5C and their young teacher fresh out of training college, Bernard Hedges played by John Alderton. A spin-off series, The Fenn Street Gang, followed the adventures of the former 5C pupils in the adult world after leaving school. It ran for 47 episodes between 1971 and 1973.
 
Please Sir! cast
Deryck Guyler as Norman Potter and Noel Howlett as Mr. Cromwell

John Alderton as Bernard Hedges and Penny Spencer as Sharon Eversleigh

Main Cast
  • John Alderton as Bernard Hedges
  • Deryck Guyler as Norman Potter
  • Noel Howlett as Mr. Cromwell
  • Joan Sanderson as Doris Ewell
  • Richard Davies as Mr. Price
  • Erik Chitty as Mr. Smith
  • David Barry as Frankie Abbott
  • Peter Denyer as Dennis Dunstable
  • Liz Gebhardt as Maureen Bullock
  • Malcolm McFee as Peter Craven
  • Penny Spencer as Sharon Eversleigh
  • Peter Cleall as Eric Duffy
 
Liz Gebhardt as Maureen Bullock and John Alderton as Bernard Hedges
Awards
BAFTA Tv Award for Best Light Entertainment: Mark Stuart (producer) (1970)
 

Please Sir! Opening Titles Season 1 (1968)


Please Sir! Opening Titles Season 2 (1969)

 
Please Sir! Opening Titles Season 3 (1970)

1 comment:

  1. Yep, I was there - it REALLY WAS LIKE THAT. But even funnier! I doubt now whether the average secondary teacher gets a laugh once a year.

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