TV Series

Teachers (Series 4 , 2004 Channel 4)

Genre

Comedy – Drama

Series & Episodes

Series 4 , episodes 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 (air – date 2 November to 7 December 2004)

Credits

Director: Iain B. MacDonald
Screenplay: Tony Basgallop
Cast: Jonas Armstrong, Matthew Horne, Tamzin Malleson, Lee Williams
Role: ‘Anthony Millington’

Filming Info

Filming: Spring 2004
Location: Bristol (England, UK)

Synopsis

Irreverent comedy drama following the chaotic lives, loves and drinking sessions of a group of hapless secondary schoolteachers. They might be qualified to teach, but they’ve still got a lot to learn…

Jonas Armstrong plays student ‘Anthony Millington’ who in his last year at school develops a physical relationship with teacher ‘Penny Neville’.

Reviews & Awards

‘Teachers’ as a series ran from 2001 – 2004 and was nominated for numerous awards : 9 in total and was nominated for Series 4 with a Bafta for writing and a RTS award for best series. Sadly it never won one though. That said ‘Teachers’ & its amazing fantastic soundtrack, still boast a cult following!  Critics were a bit undecided about series 4 as a whole but the viewers still loved it!

This was Jonas Armstrong’s first acting credit! Appearing in 7 out of the 9 episodes, playing an 18 year old student in his last year at school. Awww ‘Anthony & the pink towel’ ;p LOL Yes the ones who have seen the series know exactly what I’m talking about…it’s just such an enigmatic scene where Penny sees no problem in sleeping with a student while her colleague Carol almost pukes up her breakfast as Anthony & Penny go for a smooch with nothing else on but THAT pink towel =D

Jonas did demonstrate his acting skills for sure! You can already see some glimpses of the sometimes smug & cheeky ‘Robin Hood ‘he’s playing two years later. Jonas can change his facial expressions in a matter of milliseconds & this was also already apparent in 2004. From charming to bored, smug, annoyed, appalled and glaring and everything in between: it’s already there for all to see! 🙂

A bit of trivia for you: Penny was played by Tamzin Malleson , ahem the future Mrs. Allen as in Keith ‘Sheriff of Nottingham’ Allen! ;p

Related links

Teachers IMDB page
Teachers Episode Guide (official site)
Soundtrack Listing

Stills & Screencaps

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