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Twofour’s Educating Essex invokes 100,000 tweets across the series

4-11-2011

Twofour’s popular observational documentary, Educating Essex has seen a total of 101,768 tweets across the series that aired on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday evenings in September, October and November.

This has included mentions from celebrities such as comedic actor, Simon Pegg who labelled the programme “so good”, comedian, Chris Addison who has called for teacher Mr Drew to “run the country.”

Grace Dent from The Guardian also tweeted that Educating Essex was “one of the TV highlights of the year.”

Over the series a catchphrase has also been coined with “What is Pi, where did it come from?” frequently trending on the social networking site.

The print media have also rated the programme. The Guardian saying, “This is pure, observational unobtrusive documentary – designed to show what life is really like in a modern secondary school. This is reality, which is kind of what you want in reality TV.”

Caitlin Moran, The Times, said: “Educating Essex is probably the most humanity-affirming documentary that you’ll see all year.”

BBC Radio 4 said: “This programme is totally absorbing and extraordinary.”

The Metro referred to Educating Essex as “the best thing on Channel 4 this year.”

The last episode aired on November 4 and resulted in 1.7 million viewers with a 7.4% share of the slot and a peak of two million.

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