Twofour’s Educating… has given Channel 4 viewers years of moving, funny and dramatic insights into modern schooling and life as teenager. For the first time ever, Twofour, part of ITV Studios, are returning to the same school as the previous 2017 series, Harrop Fold School in Greater Manchester – where it gave us a wealth of characters and candid stories.
David Clews, Creative Director and Executive Producer, Twofour, said: “This year we have seen endless bravery, resilience and determination from teachers and young people. These qualities are absolutely at the heart of the Educating brand, and the series has never felt more relevant or important – celebrating our brilliant schools and the amazing work that they do. We’re thrilled that some truly incredible, heart-warming, as well as laugh out loud, stories will be told this Autumn on Channel 4.”
In this four part series, we get a real snapshot of life in a British school; from a year 8 pupil who arrives from Calcutta to some entrepreneurial pupils trying to earn a fast buck selling illicit sweets in the corridors. We will also return to some of the much-loved pupils from the previous series – cheeky Vincent who’s going into year 10 and claims he’s a reformed character, and Katelyn who struggled to focus last time but wants to get her head down so she can become a midwife. We’ll also explore the ups and downs through the eyes of some of the teachers.
The series was filmed across the school year in 2018, with fixed-rig filming providing the signature Educating…. intimacy and warmth. The series is Executive Produced by Tom Currie and David Clews. The Series Editor is Sara Evans. The Series Director is Kate Siney. The Series Producers are Sarah Veevers and Rachael Smith.
Educating…. forms part of a slate of new and returning programmes from Twofour this year, which has included One World: Together at Home for BBC One, produced in collaboration with Global Citizen and the WHO, an ambitious and extraordinary tribute to key workers, produced during lockdown and reached over 6 million; a three part special for ITV2, bringingVirgin Media’s much-loved V Festival to the nation, virtually; long running CBBC series Our School as well as Skin for BBC.
The series starts at 9.15pm, on Tuesday 3rd November on Channel 4.