Series 10 - Episode 4 Schooling

Sat 5 Dec 7:40pm - 8:20pm Dave


A little bit o’ politics tonight, as Lee and Lucy discuss an issue that tears at the soul of so many middle-class families: should they move their son to a private school in case the comp underperforms? With the couple’s divergent backgrounds underlined by the involvement of Lee’s feckless loser dad and Lucy’s imperious posho pops, we’re set for a comedy of snobbery, inverse and otherwise.

A farce of lies, quick fixes and people always finding out the thing they weren’t supposed to know plays out when Lee and Lucy try to use subterfuge to secure a place at their favoured hothouse. It hits all the right sitcom beats, a bit too squarely: you can see every calamity coming.


When Charlie's school gets a bad Ofsted rating, Lee and Lucy start looking around for alternative schools. Despite Frank's protests, Geoffrey and Wendy offer to pay to send Charlie to be privately educated, which presents Lee and Lucy with a moral dilemma.

Cast & Crew

Lee Lee Mack
Lucy Sally Bretton
Toby Hugh Dennis
Anna Abigail Cruttenden
Frank Bobby Ball
Wendy Deborah Grant
Geoffrey Geoffrey Whitehead
Reverend Jenkins Emma Kennedy
Lucas Matt Carver
Molly Francesca Newman
Benji Max Pattison
Charlie Finley Southby
Director Nick Wood
Producer Jamie Rix
Writer Daniel Peak
Writer Lee Mack
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