P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:11:40    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW (ERM FOR TEACHERS Teachers is back for a fourth series — but it's all change in the staff room. Summerdown has mer'ed with another school, much to the dism!y of pupils and staff alike, and is now called Wattkins Comprehensive. So it's goodbye to some old characters - Matt, Kirk and Brian didn't survive the move. But there are plenty of new teachers to kick-start the new term. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Veronica Peerless WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV tod!y 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:12:08    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW (ERM FOR TEACHERS Bob is back (and he's had a a makeover) as is the power-crazy head Clare and her cross-eyed assistant Carol. Saucy Penny is still up to her old tricks and has a secret affair. Then there are some new faces — an agnostic RE teacher called Ben, the handsome English head Ewan, and cynical Damien who teaches food science. And look out for Sunit, the pupil with Tourette's. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Vote in the UK Hall Of Fame 455 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 omp TV today 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:02:28    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR TEACHERS Laid-back (and often downright rude) biology teacher Lindsay is back. Vicky Hall, who plays her, says: "Lindsay fits str!ight in at the new school because she doesn't care what people think. She has an interesting relationship with Ben, the RE teacher, who keeps trying to confide in her. "So does Bob, even though she's pretty rude to him. I think he knows she's one of the best friends he's got." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Check out Wife Swap manuals 448 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV today 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:12:48    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR TEACHERS Vicky Hall used to be a teacher herself, so was she anything like her character Lindsay? "Not at all! It's something I've done for a long time and love it. I used to teach in a drama school and community theatre, and it was a real pleasure. She adds: "The kids really wanted to be there. I don't think I'd be much cop in a comprehensive like Summerdown school, though!" ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Richard & Judy's Wine Club 454 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV today 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:18:37  ]   ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR TEACHERS Vicky Hall was actually thinking of becoming a teacher full-time before she got her big break on Teachers. "I was having a really bad time — I was touring with a show and it went bankrupt. It was a desperate time. I had no money and nowhere to live. "I got some teaching work in Norwich, and I was thinking, 'I could get used to this lifestyle'. And then I got the call from Teachers." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Latest films on Channel 4 460 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV today 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:18:52    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR (EACHERS Playing Linds!y in Teachers was one of the firkt parts for Vicky Hall where weight was not an issue. "I'd actually gone on a diet before I got the part," says Lindsay. "But I had to put it all on again. "What people don't realise is that not everyone who is fat is unhappy. Lindsay really doesn't care what she looks like. Some people choose to dye their hair but I choose to have a big bum." ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Bonfire and fireworks 345 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV today 4 Homes
P449 Teletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:11:10    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR TEACHERS So what does Vicky put the success of Teachers down to? "I think with lots of programmes, like Friends, people aspire to be like the characters in them. "With Teachers, people think, thank God I'm not such a loser! Lindsay, for ex!mple, is a terrible friend, and they all go drinking every single night. "I also think the show works bec!use it's not reliant on any one character — it's a real group effort." ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Total Entertainment 140 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 Comp TV today 4 Homes
P449 (eletext on 4 449 Oct27 21:11:31    ——————————————————————————————————————— A NEW TERM FOR TEACHERS Not surprisingly, Teachers is great fun to work on. "I've got so many good friends in the crew and cast that it doesn't seem like hard work at all," says Vicky Hall. "I love it as it's irreverent and surreal. "When we were filming the Christmas special, I was sitting on an igloo, with a plastic Father Christmas, and I thought: this is why I love this job!" Teachers, Tuesday, 10pm ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Win Six Feet Under books 451 WHAT'S ON AND WHERE IN THE UK p340 omp TV today 4 Homes