The TeacherSeason 1, Episode 1
Jenna Garvey is accused of sleeping with her young pupil, Kyle, after a night out celebrating a promotion. Formally charged and with no memory of the night, Jenna pleads guilty and receives a suspended sentence.
The Teacher was broadcast on ABC at Friday 11 March 2022, 20:32.
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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.