Catherine Tate, David Walliams for BBC One sitcom ‘Big School’
Big School (Working Title) is a 6 x 30-minute comedy series about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards.
David Walliams stars as Mr Church, a 40-something chemistry teacher who has taught at Greybridge School for years. Catherine Tate meanwhile plays the schools enthusiastic new recruit, Miss Postern, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France.
Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs) plays gym teacher Mr Gunn, Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter movies) plays Ms Baron, the no-nonsense headmistress of Greybridge School. Joanna Scanlan (Little Britain) will play Mrs Klebb, the nosey, interfering drama teacher, whilst Steve Speirs (Extras) plays Mr Barber, the pessimistic geography teacher who’s counting down the days until he can retire.
Finally, Daniel Rigby (Black Mirror) will play Mr Martin, the mod-like music teacher who wants to be mates with the kids.
Mark Freeland, BBC head of In-house Comedy said: “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.”
Filming will commence within the next few months in London.
Take a look at David Walliams’ Mr Stink, below: