When does the new series of Big School start?
The Big School series 2 air date and time has now been officially set for 9:30pm on Friday 29 August, 2014 on BBC One, starting right after fellow comedy series Boomers. The second season will run for a total of six-30 minute episodes.
This new term at Greybridge sees the regular cast joined by a selection of guest stars, including Karen Taylor as parent Trish, Morgana Robinson as children’s author Fenella Forbes, Michele Dotrice as Mr Gunn’s Mum, Jimmy Akingbola as the new geography teacher Dr Dalton, Britain’s Got Talent comedian Jack Carroll as new pupil Dean and Sylvestra le Touzel as OFSTED Inspector Mrs Steele.
Character – Actor/Actress
Mr Church – David Walliams (Little Britain, Boy In The Dress)
Mr Gunn – Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, From There To Here)
Miss Postern – Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who)
Mr Martin – Daniel Rigby (BT adverts, From There To Here)
Ms Baron – Frances de la Tour (Rising Damp, Vicious)
Dr Dalton – Jimmy Akingbola (Rev, Holby City)
Mr Hubble – James Greene (The Bill, Holby City)
Mrs Klebb – Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Getting On)
Mr Barber (The school caretaker) – Steve Speirs (Sadie J, Gangsta Granny)
Dean – Jack Carroll (Britain’s Got Talent, The Dog Ate My Homework)
Mr Gunn’s Mum – Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em)
Fenella Forbes – Morgana Robinson (Very Important People, House of Fools)
Jo – Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders, The Spa)
Trish – Karen Taylor (Touch Me, I’m Karen Taylor, Father Figure)
Inspector Mrs Steele – Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mansfield Park)
Daphne – Jocelyn Jee Esien (Little Miss Jocelyn, 3 Non-Blondes)
Nicholas – Matthew Fenton (Run, Fatboy, Run)
Daryl – Trevor Michael Georges
Ryan – Connor Goodliff
Mr Grey – Tim Frances
David Walliams BBC Interview
There are some great guest stars appearing this series, can you tell us a little about them?
“Jack Carroll, the brilliant comedian who came second on Britain’s Got Talent last year was perfect to play a kid in this series and he was really funny. Myself and the Dawson Brothers wrote the part with him in mind and we had a lot of fun writing material for him. Jack will appear a little later in the series and I don’t want to give too much away as he plays quite a surprising part! I’ve stayed in touch with Jack and his mum ever since Britain’s Got Talent and I am delighted that he wanted to be part of the series.”
“Also, a childhood hero of mine, Michele Dotrice, who played Betty in Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em, plays Mr Gunn’s mum and she was absolutely brilliant. Everyone on set was so excited we had someone so legendary with us.”
“We were also very lucky to have Morgana Robinson playing the part of a visitor who comes to Greybridge to give some careers advice to the pupils in the first episode. Morgana is a fantastic comedienne who had her own series on Channel 4 and she has a big scene with Catherine – it was brilliant to see them together.”
Big School BBC Filming Location
Been wondering where Big School is filmed? Though set in the fictional Greybridge, in the real world both series 1 and 2 were mainly filmed at Bishopshalt School in Uxbridge, Middlesex. During their holiday time, many of Bishopshalt’s pupils took part in the filming process.
Series 2 Trailer
Episode 5 Preview