The BBC have released cast interviews for new comedy Big School written by and starring David Walliams. Walliams stars as 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, Vicious) 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 (Stella) plays Mr Barber, the pessimistic geography teacher who’s counting down the days until he can retire.
Finally, Daniel Rigby (Eric & 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.”
Big School is expected in August on BBC ONE