The TeacherMarch 31, 2020
The lives of the students and parents at a Bratislava suburban school are turned upside down when teacher Maria Drazdechova, with her corrupt ways and ties to the Communist Party, joins the faculty. She soon manipulates her students' parents into doing favours for her in exchange for the answers to their children's tests, and good grades in her classes.
The Teacher was broadcast on SBS ONE at Tuesday 31 March 2020, 13:00.
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The Teacher is a British drama mini-series created by British actress and producer Barunka O’Shaughnessy (The Mighty Boosh, Bo! in the USA) and American screenwriter Mike Benson (Entourage, The Bernie Mac Show) for Channel 5. The series consists of four episodes of sixty minutes each and follows Jenna Garvey, an English teacher in secondary school who is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student after a drunken night out. The role of the protagonist in The Teacher is played by English actress Sheridan Smith OBE (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps). English actor Samuel Bottomley (Tyrannosaur, Rocket’s Island) portrays the character of Kyle, while the experienced British actor and director David Fleeshman (It’s A Sin, Dodger) takes up the role of Roger Garvey, Jenna Garvey’s father and a retired teacher himself.