About the Show
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...
Series 3 Summary
With Simon gone, Brian and Kurt turn to his replacement for advice - the suave and morally-flexible Matt. But married Matt is much more interested in his own affairs, and it falls upon new biology teacher Lindsay to help them out. Lindsay's funny, frank, down-to-earth and, most importantly, she's fat - an essential safety feature for an agony aunt that ensures Brian and Kurt won't end up fancying her. Probably.
A new term and a new teacher, in the (rather large) shape of Lindsay. Her capacity to out-drink and out-blunt the boys ensures her a place in the gang - and Brian in particular thinks she's brilliant. Until, that is, he tries to work out why they get on so well - and, with a little help from Kurt, convinces himself it's because she fancies him...
Penny's self-obsession and self-pity have reached such dizzying new heights that she's driving everyone insane. Bored to tears with her moaning, Lindsay finally cracks.
Kurt thinks his luck's about to change with the ladies. At parents' evening he meets a woman he reckons he has a good chance of pulling. As usual, however, Kurt's jugement in these matters is less than perfect...
Thrown out of the house so his wife can move her new young boyfriend in, Bob's life is in tatters. For the first time in her hard-hearted life, Liz looks at this dishevelled wreck and takes pity on him. But mix pity with alcohol and the results can be very surprising...
Lindsay is about to be 30 - and that's fine by her. Fine, that is, until everyone else helpfully points out that 30 is in fact very old, and Lindsay is thrown into turmoil. What's the best way to handle being 30 - grow old with grace and start acting your age, or go completely the other way?
Half the staff are off with stress, leaving the other half even more stressed. In a desperate bid to relieve the pressure, Clare assigns them all a stress partner. This, of course, causes more stress for all concerned...
There's something disturbing in the air. A stranger, with a sinister beard, is lurking by the perimeter fence. But it turns out that he's not so strange after all...
The English department are left without a head when Bob is taken in for emergency surgery, and Clare decides that, whether he likes it or not, Matt is the ideal choice to act as Bob's replacement.
In the pub, the teachers get depressed that not one of them is in a functional relationship until Liz points out the obvious - Brian and Kurt are clearly as good as married. But when Brian starts to feel that Kurt is taking advantage of him it looks as though a messy divorce might be on the cards...
Lindsay is in trouble. Students and parents have complained about her, and not taking those complaints seriously has resulted in a formal warning. Desperate to keep her job, radical action is needed. She's going to transform herself into 'super teacher' - with a bit of help from unlikely guru Bob.
Brian's obsessed with Eileen - the only good-looking dinner lady in the world - and when Bob starts complaining loudly about the canteen food, Brian has to stand up for his dream woman.
When Brian and Kurt race each other to school, Kurt's desire to win results in injury. Brian's attempts to administer first aid only serve to make things worse and Kurt ends up in a wheelchair.
Love, lust and general weirdness are in the air. Penny's started a new romance, Clare's getting frisky - and in a drunken moment Matt and Lindsay find themselves snogging...
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...Episode Guide >