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‘Big School’ returns with new faces


Jimmy Akingbola and Morgana Robinson are amongst the guest stars joining the second series cast of BBC One comedy Big School.

The series written by David Walliams and the Dawson Brothers, stars Walliams as Mr Church, the 40-something deputy Head of Chemistry, and Catherine Tate as French teacher Miss Postern, his unrequited love in the dysfunctional staff room of Greybridge School.

Jimmy Akingbola (Rev, Holby City) is set to send pulses racing as sexy new teacher Dr Dalton. Morgana Robinson (House Of Fools, The Morgana Show) will play Fenella Forbes, a best-selling children’s author who arrives to give the pupils some advice on careers day.

Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mansfield Park, The Iron Lady) plays No nonsense OFSTED Inspector Mrs Steele whilst comedian Jack Carroll (Britain’s Got Talent 2013 Runner-Up) plays Dean, a new arrival at the school.

Michele Dotrice, (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Death In Paradise) will appear as Mr Gunn’s long-suffering mother and Karen Taylor (Touch Me, I’m Karen Taylor, Father Figure) will play Trish, the mother of one of the pupils at the school.

Phillip Glenister, Frances de la Tour, Daniel Rigby, Steve Spiers and Joanna Scanlan all reprise their roles in the popular comedy.

David Walliams says: “I am excited to be welcoming so many talented new faces to the show. And it’s great to be working with Jack Carroll, who of course I met on Britain’s Got Talent.”

Mark Freeland, Controller, Fiction & Entertainment, says: “BBC One returns to the Big School staff room to find some half eaten biscuits, unmarked homework, the Head of Science asleep in the corner, but also some of the UK’s funniest & much loved comedy actors.”

Big School is a BBC Production in association with King Bert Productions and will return to BBC One later in the year.