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Big School is a BBC situation comedy starring David Walliams (Little Britain), Catherine Tate (The Office), Steve Speirs (Stella), Frances de la Tour (Rising Damp, Vicious) and Philip Glenister (Life on Mars). It is set in a secondary school and follows the comedic relationships of the teachers. The first series began airing on BBC One on 16 August 2013.
The series follows Keith Church (David Walliams), a socially inept chemistry teacher at the fictional Greybridge Secondary School, near Watford North London, who falls for new French teacher Sarah Postern (Catherine Tate), who believes herself to be an inspirational teacher, in tune with youth culture and a beautiful woman. However she is also getting attention from uncouth and cocky sports teacher Trevor Gunn (Philip Glenister).
Other characters include:
The pupils at the school are portrayed as being mainly interested in social networking, texting and partying and as being bored by the attempts of Mr Church and Miss Postern to engage with them. The most prominent of them is a streetwise pupil called Manyou, played by Joivan Wade, who is asked for advice on how to succeed with women by Mr Church.