Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby
Starring David McPhail
Country of origin New Zealand
Production
Running time 25 minutes per episode
Release
Original channel TVNZ
Original release 2005 – 8 May 2006

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby is a satirical New Zealand television series, created and written by Danny Mulheron (who also directs and co-produces), Dave Armstrong and Tom Scott.[1] It stars David McPhail as the titular Mr Gormsby, whose politically incorrect attitudes and "old school" teaching style clash and contrast with the environment at the fictional Tepapawai High School. The show pokes fun at the New Zealand education system but also at modern New Zealand social attitudes more generally.

The series ran for two seasons; the first was broadcast in 2005 on TV ONE in New Zealand and the ABC TV in Australia. The second series was shown in New Zealand in 2006 and in Australia, on ABC2, April 2008. DVDs of the series are sold in Australia through the ABC Shop. The series was nominated for Best Script and Best Comedy in the 2006 NZ Screen Awards.[2]

The program was filmed at two disused schools in the suburbs of Lower Hutt: the first season at Wainuiomata College[3] and the second at Petone College.

Characters[edit]

Class 5F[edit]

Episode List[edit]

Series One[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Appalling Mr Gormsby" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 6 May 2005 (2005-05-06)
2 2 "Comrade Gormsby" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 13 May 2005 (2005-05-13)
3 3 "Human Relationships" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 20 May 2005 (2005-05-20)
4 4 "Open Day" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 27 May 2005 (2005-05-27)
5 5 "The Retarded Boy" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 3 June 2005 (2005-06-03)
6 6 "Coon Tunes" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 10 June 2005 (2005-06-10)
7 7 "The ERO Parade" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 17 June 2005 (2005-06-17)

Series Two[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
8 1 "Heads Will Roll" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 27 March 2006 (2006-03-27)
9 2 "Crime and Punishment" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 3 April 2006 (2006-04-03)
10 3 "The Slave Trade" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 10 April 2006 (2006-04-10)
11 4 "Dancing with the Staff" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 17 April 2006 (2006-04-17)
12 5 "Camp Te Papawai" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 24 April 2006 (2006-04-24)
13 6 "An Inspector Calls" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 1 May 2006 (2006-05-01)
14 7 "For Whom The Bell Tolls" Danny Mulheron Dave Armstrong, Danny Mulheron & Tom Scott 8 May 2006 (2006-05-08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB listing
  2. ^ "Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Wood, Stacey (12 July 2010). "Teens charged over Wainuiomata blaze". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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