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  • TV-MA
  • 2001
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.8  (3,851)

Teachers is a British comedy-drama television show created by Tim Loane and directed by Gareth Carrivick. The show follows the personal and professional lives of a group of secondary school teachers working at a fictional comprehensive school in Bristol, England. The main character of the series is Simon Casey, played by Andrew Lincoln. Simon is a charismatic English teacher who is known for his unconventional teaching methods and love of being the center of attention. He is also known for his inability to stay committed to any one woman, which leads to numerous romantic escapades with his fellow teachers and other women in the community.

Alongside Simon, there are several other main characters who work at the school. Brian Steadman, played by Adrian Bower, is a nervous and fussy science teacher who constantly worries about his students and his job security. Susan Gately, played by Raquel Cassidy, is the sensible and organized head of the English department who is constantly trying to keep the other teachers in line. Kurt McKenna, played by Navin Chowdhry, is a laid-back and slightly naive geography teacher who is always looking for new adventures and experiences.

As the series progresses, the teachers face a variety of personal and professional challenges. Simon's romantic exploits often create tension between him and the other teachers, and his unorthodox teaching style puts him at odds with the school's administration. Brian struggles with anxiety and self-doubt, and Susan has to balance her work responsibilities with her duties as a single mother. Kurt tries to find a sense of purpose in his life after his father passes away, while other teachers deal with issues such as bullying, substance abuse, and student pregnancy.

Despite the often serious subject matter of the show, Teachers is primarily a comedy, and it is known for its sharp wit, dry humor, and irreverent attitude towards authority. The show's characters frequently break the fourth wall and make snarky comments about the school administration, the students, and each other. The show also features a number of recurring jokes and catchphrases that have become popular with fans, such as Simon's habit of giving nicknames to his students based on their physical attributes.

One of the strengths of Teachers is its ability to balance humor with more serious themes. While the show is primarily a comedy, it does not shy away from addressing real-world issues such as mental health, domestic violence, and the challenges faced by working women. This gives the show a sense of emotional depth that sets it apart from many other sitcoms.

Another standout element of the show is its soundtrack, which features a mix of classic and contemporary indie rock songs. The music is used to great effect throughout the show, often playing a key role in the emotional resonance of a particular scene. The show's opening theme, an instrumental track by the band Black Box Recorder, is instantly recognizable to fans of the show.

Overall, Teachers is a witty, edgy, and engaging comedy-drama that provides a fresh and irreverent take on the world of secondary education. Its strong cast, sharp writing, and memorable soundtrack make it a must-watch for fans of British television.

Teachers is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (59 episodes). The series first aired on March 21, 2001.

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Teachers Christmas Special
9. Teachers Christmas Special
April 18, 2011
The school is trashed after the Christmas party, the teachers are hungover, Bob is getting married in the playground - and the Ofsted Inspector is due... Happy Christmas, everyone!
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 15, 2004
After a Ouija board, Ben appreciates how he has annoyed the Gods in every religion. He thinks he is going to die and so converts to each religion for a day.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
December 8, 2004
Damien finds himself attracted to the new supply teacher; however, after a cooking incident, he is rendered temporarily useless.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
December 1, 2004
Penny's family history is uncovered and she takes a turn for the worst this week. Meanwhile the issues of Racial Awareness Week extend to penis size. Meanwhile, Bob's sex life is suffering.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 24, 2004
Bob is very excited about meeting his new Thai bride Ping, but she is far more interested in Ewan. Ben takes Religious Tolerance week very seriously which results in a mini-war between the students.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 17, 2004
Lindsay is made an example of during Fat Week and Ewan, Damien, Penny and Ben try to 'help' her diet. Meanwhile Penny is snubbed by Anthony, and Bob finds himself in a frenzy after his vasectomy.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 10, 2004
During Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week, Ewan finds himself in an uncomfortable position with a student, and Clare wonders how lesbians 'function'.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 4, 2003
Ben is petrified when he has to guide a group of OAPs around the school and during a session in the library Penny finds herself a new (teenage) boyfriend.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 26, 2004
fter a car accident, Lindsay, Penny and Bob are the only few remaining Summerdown teachers left to merge with a new school. Bob has undergone a drastic change, which is marked by a new toupee, and hated by Clare.
Where to Watch Teachers
Teachers is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Teachers on demand at Paramount+, FuboTV, Hoopla, Apple TV, Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    March 21, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (3,851)