Bonjour la Classe

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Bonjour la Classe
Genre Comedy
Created by Terry Kyan
Paul Smith
Directed by John Henderson
Creative director(s) Chris Lowe
Starring Nigel Planer
Polly Adams
Timothy Bateson
Victoria Carling
Theme music composer Philip Pope
Composer(s) Philip Pope
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Peter Fincham
Producer(s) Jamie Rix
Location(s) Aldenham School, Hertfordshire
Cinematography John Henshall
Editor(s) Colin Green
Camera setup John Johnson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) TalkBack
Original network BBC1
Original release 15 February – 22 March 1993

Bonjour la Classe is a British television comedy series broadcast on BBC1 in 1993. Created and written by Paul Smith and Terry Kyan, the series centered on Laurence Didcott, a new French teacher at prestigious Mansion School. Didcott discovers a prevailing attitude at Mansion, among staff, benefactors and even students and parents, that places what's best for the school (e.g. fundraising, school image) ahead of pupils' education and well-being. The scenes at the school were shot in the winter of 1992.


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