King Street Junior

Episodes

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0102Redeployment1985040120200724 (BBC7)A visitor from County Hall brings news that provokes a mixed reaction from headmaster Mr Beeston and some members of his teaching staff.

Plus Mrs Rudd has lost her teacup...

Created and written by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about King Street Junior School ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Eric Brown.... Peter Davison
Mr Beeston.... James Grout
Mr Holliday.... Tom Watson
Mr Long.... Paul Copley
Miss Lewis.... Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone.... Margaret John
Mr Davison.... Jon Glover
Mrs Rudd.... Vivienne Martin

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Only the second day of term and trouble is afoot. Plus Mrs Rudd has lost her teacup.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0103Crime And Punishment1985040820200731 (BBC7)Sam Simmons is truly unruly, but Mr Brown uncovers more than just a bad school attitude.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0104The Principle Of The Thing1985041520200807 (BBC7)Mr Brown causes ructions in the staff room when he volunteers to stage the school play.

CAST:

Eric Brown …. Peter Davison
Mr Beeston, The Headmaster …. James Grout
Mrs Stone, The School Secretary …. Margaret John
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Mr Holliday, The Deputy Head …. Tom Watson
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Sundar …. Marco Ferraro
Joanna …. Natalie Abbott
Andrea …. Danielle Akers

Written by Jim Eldridge

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0105Scale Points1985042220200814 (BBC7)When Mr Holliday falls ill, who can look after the football team for a crucial match?

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0106Language Units1985042920200821 (BBC7)When Mr Holliday falls ill, who can look after the football team for a crucial match?

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0107Christmas At King Street1985050620200828 (BBC7)The carol concert and school post box must be organised - not forgetting the staff panto

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0505Bon Voyage1990061220160104 (BBC7)
20160105 (BBC7)
On a school trip to Calais, it's a member of staff who causes concern.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0506Work1990061920160111 (BBC7)
20160112 (BBC7)
If only school problems could be as easily solved as the new school governor imagines.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0507The Reunion1990062620160118 (BBC7)
20160119 (BBC7)
Mr Sims comes up with a bright idea for the evening of Sports Day.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0601In Real Terms1991060420160307 (BBC7)
20160308 (BBC7)
When expenditure exceeds income, Mr Beeston is faced with some hard decisions.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0602Travellers1991061120160314 (BBC7)
20160315 (BBC7)
A delicate mission for Mr Sims, and Mrs Rudd gets a shock from the school's new sponsor.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0603Safety First1991061820160321 (BBC7)
20160322 (BBC7)
An accident at the school gates leads to some soul-searching for the staff.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0604A Good Read1991062520160328 (BBC7)
20160329 (BBC7)
The staff heatedly debate what makes a good read, with Mr Beeston as a reluctant mediator.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0605Emergency1991070220160404 (BBC7)
20160405 (BBC7)
It's decision time for Miss Lewis and student Adam's home life causes concern.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0606A Day At The Centre1991070920160411 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)
Chaos reigns when Mr Sims' class win a trip to the 'Blue Peter' TV studio.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0607Thursday's Child1991071620160418 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)
Teaching staff are worried over a controversial new proposal from the school governors.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0608The Games Children Play1991072320160425 (BBC7)
20160426 (BBC7)
School staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, a pupil sparks panic

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0701Back In The Jug1992040220160613 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)
The start of another school year and a 'surprise' announcement leads to ructions.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0702Witch Hunt1992040920160620 (BBC7)
20160621 (BBC7)
A peeved parent asks whether teacher knows best, and Mrs Rudd won't take no for an answer.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0703Is There A Father Christmas?1992041620171221 (BBC7)
20171222 (BBC7)
Mr Sims is elected to coordinate school festivities, but he doesn't spot the 'banana skin'

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0704Fatal Attraction1992042320160627 (BBC7)'Outrageous fortune' deals a cruel blow to Mr Sims - and to an unsuspecting Mrs Patterson.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0705Horses For Courses1992043020160704 (BBC7)A school break-in sparks trouble and it's interview day for the Deputy Head's job.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0706Beside The Seaside1992050720160711 (BBC7)
20160712 (BBC7)
Staff and pupils set off on a school trip, but trouble soon erupts at their guest house.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0707Taking The Rap1992051420160718 (BBC7)
20160719 (BBC7)
Trouble is brewing over a pupil playing truant and a strict disciplinarian on the staff.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0708Endings And Beginnings1992052120160725 (BBC7)
20160726 (BBC7)
Mixed emotions as the school year draws to a close with Mr Holliday's last day in teaching

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0801Mr Chips20171214A school inspection is due, but the visitor in the playground is not from Ofsted.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0801Mr Chips20171215
0801Mr Chips20171216
0802Settling In1995042620171228 (BBC7)
20171229 (BBC7)
There's a new member of staff at the school and certain male colleagues are most impressed

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0803Beginnings And Endings1995050320180104 (BBC7)
20180105 (BBC7)
He's newly retired, but Mr Holliday is soon back at school for a day of drama.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Ivan Shakespeare and Dave Single.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Moya O'Shea as Adele McAfee and Ian Gostling as Anwar.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.

Despite being newly retired, Mr Holliday is back at school for a day of drama.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0804Left Out, Roped In1995051020180111 (BBC7)
20180112 (BBC7)
Mrs Rudd champions playground "back to basics", while Mr Sims has an equally tough challenge.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005

Written by Martin Davies.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Moya O'Shea as Adele McAfee, Adam Searles as Nadeem and Nicky Skarott as Hopkins.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.

Mrs Rudd champions 'back to basics' while Mr Sims has an equally tough challenge to handle

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0805Confusion1995051720180118 (BBC7)
20180119 (BBC7)
An anonymous message for Mr Sims - someone's idea of a joke? Only it's not very funny.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0806Internal Inquiries1995052420180125 (BBC7)
20180126 (BBC7)
As the school term draws to a close, there are accusations of assault, a mysterious graffiti artist and Mrs Patterson is 'unwell'.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Richard Stoneman.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Geoffrey McGivern as Mr Grant and Kemal Ibrahim as Mohammed.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.

Accusations of assault, a mysterious graffiti artist and Mrs Patterson is 'unwell'.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0901Responsibilities1996112720180312 (BBC7)
20180313 (BBC7)
20180317 (BBC7)
A new school year, a new face in the staffroom and the start of great confusion.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Richard Stoneman.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Read, Holly Reed as Jilly/Jenny and Anthony Hamblin as Rafat.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.

A new school year, a new face in the staff room and the start of great confusion.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0902Danger Zone1996120420180319 (BBC7)
20180320 (BBC7)
Headmaster Mr Beeston yearns for the time when school was a sanctuary from the harsher perils of the outside world.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Alice Arnold as Mrs Goodman, Desmond Askew as the Mugger, Sam Gaunt as Alex, Craig Stein as Tim and Ritu Jutla as Aretha.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.

Mr Beeston remembers when school was a haven from the harsh perils of the outside world.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0903A Bridge To Afar1996121120180326 (BBC7)
20180327 (BBC7)
The happiest days of your life? Well, that depends....

As workmen dig up the playground, lessons are learned when an old boy visits the school.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Ronald Hines as Harold Harper, John Hollis as Mr Ridley, Carla Prosser as Trish, Danielle Del Guidice as Sophie and Maredith Plancencia as May Miao Lee.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.

With digging in the playground, lessons are learned when an old boy visits the school.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0904Relative Values1996121820180402 (BBC7)
20180403 (BBC7)
A new parent-governor makes waves, there's trouble in the school playground - and it's staff quiz night.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Andy Rashleigh.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Karen Archer as Mrs Carter, Sarah McDonnell as Rachel and Jade Williams as Fatima.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.

A new parent governor makes waves and there's trouble in the playground.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0905With Love1997010120180409 (BBC7)
20180410 (BBC7)
Mr Sims is very unhappy in class, while Mrs Rudd thinks she's the victim of a prank.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday,Cheryl Hall as Mrs Pearce and Ben Reynolds as Tony.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.

Mr Sims is very unhappy in class while Mrs Rudd thinks she's the victim of a prank.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0906Crossed Lines1997010820180416 (BBC7)
20180417 (BBC7)
An angry visitor, a naughty boy and a girl with a 'problem' make for an uncomfortable day.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Pat Coombs as Betty Austin, Brian Bowles as Nicholas Austin, Jason Blake as Daniel Kreizman and Sophie Ward as Louise.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0907Financial Times1997011520180423 (BBC7)
20180424 (BBC7)
Who'd be a school crime reporter? Young Rafat learns the hard way.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Danny Webb as Bill Clay, Tilly Vosburgh as Sandra Clay, Dax O'Callaghan as Damon Clay, Robert Thomas as Jamie, Anthony Hamblin as Rafat and Sara French as Shireen.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.

Who'd be a crime reporter?

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

0908Gridlocked1997012220180430 (BBC7)
20180501 (BBC7)
With the King Street school's summer holidays imminent, it's time for a museum trip. What could possibly go wrong?

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Roger Sloman as the Coach Driver, Philip Philmar as the Traffic Warden, Gwynneth Jones as Mandy, Justin Webb as Desmond, Luke Strain as Gary and Nicky Scarott as Sundar.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.

With summer holidays imminent, it's time for a museum trip. What could possibly go wrong?

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1001Proposals1998092820180605 (BBC7)
20180606 (BBC7)
20180609 (BBC7)
A new school year brings campaigning teachers - and congratulations may be in order...

Created and written by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Read, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday and Ritu Jutla as Rowena

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.

A new school year brings campaigning teachers, and congratulations may be in order.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1002The Rivals1998100520180612 (BBC7)
20180613 (BBC7)
In the red corner, Mr Sims and in the blue - Mr Long! Seconds out as they compete for a job.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Andy Rashleigh.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Janine Wood as Kathy Jackson and Fiona Taylor as Miranda.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.

In the red corner, Mr Sims. In the blue corner, Mr Long. And may the best man win the job!

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1003Accusations1998101220180619 (BBC7)
20180620 (BBC7)
The spread of damaging rumours creates a nightmare classroom scenario for Mr Sims.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Mark Straker as Mr Stewart and Susan Tordoff as Mrs Stewart.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.

The spread of damaging rumours creates a nightmare scenario for Mr Sims.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1004Target Practice1998101920180626 (BBC7)
20180627 (BBC7)
"You miss one target, you hit another!" School assessments and a jumble sale are looming.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by Paul Copley.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Jodie Beth Meyer as Anita, Jamie Hall as Sean and Matt Sergeant as Alan.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.

'You miss one target, you hit another!' School assessments and a jumble sale are looming.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1005Incidental Music1998102620180703 (BBC7)
20180704 (BBC7)
In the face of a bid to reduce class sizes, the governors try to balance school funds.

Created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Written by John Fawcett Wilson.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headteacher, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Helena Breck as Miss Hughes and Aaron Keeling as the Dean.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.

The governors try to balance the school funds in the face of a bid to reduce class sizes.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school

1006Final Thoughts1998110220180710 (BBC7)
20180711 (BBC7)
The end of the school year- and the end of an era.
Written and created by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.
Written by John Fawcett Wilson.
Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headteacher, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Tom Watson as Mr Holiday, Rachel Atkins as Fiona Travis, Scott Clarke as Steven, Kristy Bruce as Sarah and Rikki Doughty as Paul.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.

It's the end of the school year, and the end of an era.

Comedy drama series set in a small junior school