One - Suzy Arrives
20 February 1997
New teacher Suzy Travis (Nicola Walker) joins the staff of Galfast High, only to find that the rest of her colleagues appear to be insane. She discovers that the Headteacher (John Wells) has locked himself in a cupboard, and that the previous English teacher has been found dead whilst teaching a class. Slatt (David Bamber) attempts to remove the corpse without upsetting any of the pupils.
Two - The Interviews
27 February 1997
As the headteacher and Eric are up for the same job at another school, the panel decide to interview them both at Galfast High.
Three - The Staff Meeting
6 March 1997
The staff are locked in the staff room by a pupil protesting over human rights issues in Estransia (a country invented by Mr McGill). As the protest continues, a TV crew arrive outside, whilst Eric desperately needs a pee.
Four - Both Called Eric
13 March 1997
Star pupil Helen gives birth to twins and, as a result of her infatuation with the deputy head, decides to name them both "Eric". Meanwhile, Suzy takes an immediate attraction to the new religious education teacher, Mr Cockfoster (Damien Matthews).
Five - The Inspection
20 March 1997
Three inspectors (Deborah Norton, Steven Beard and James Saxon) are about to visit the school as the Department of Education is looking to close a school in the area. Eric is determined to create the best possible impression but he's reckoned without music teacher Amanda Trippley (Amanda Boxer), who has decided to expel all of the students. Slatt and colleagues attempt to disguise the fact that the school has no pupils.
Six - Mother
27 March 1997
Suzy finds a vase with a dedication to Eric's apparently dead mother. Assuming it's an urn, Suzy is surprised when his mother turns up at the school, and is the spitting image of his wife.
Seven - New Student
17 September 1997
Student teacher Ronald Langham (Richard Lumsden) is assigned to Galfast High for a week and develops an unusual relationship with the deputy head. As a senior education official, Ronald's mother (Richenda Carey) arrives to check on her son's progress at the school. Meanwhile, Dan is jealous that Suzy has been dating other members of staff.
Eight - Amanda
24 September 1997
After years of failing to dismiss Amanda Trippley, Slatt believes her time may be up when an inspector from the Local Education Authority, Archie Munt (Trevor Cooper), visits the school to investigate financial irregularities and reveals her hobby.
Nine - Bungee
1 October 1997
After Slatt humiliates sixth former Maureen Bullivant (Hayley Keogh-Green) at the school assembly for her poor exam performance, her brother Malcolm (Marc Bannerman) arrives at the school for revenge. Mrs Slatt has problems too, as medical photographs of her that were used in lectures fall into Eric's hands. Meanwhile, it transpires that Dan has been spreading rumours about religious education teacher Jason Cockfoster.
Ten - Dream
8 October 1997
Suzy's revelation that she has dreamed about a sexual encounter with Slatt leads to the two desperately trying to dispel accusations of any attraction between them. Meanwhile, Galfast High recruits a new pupil, Bartholomew (Toby Ross-Bryant), who is recovering from schizophrenia.
Eleven - Exam
15 October 1997
It is the morning of an A level examination and nothing can go wrong for a star pupil Edward (Kristopher Milnes). Seeing his pet rabbit and receiving a message from his pop idol, Jason Woods, will fully prepare him for the exam. Dr Eleanor Gillespie (Doreen Mantle) arrives at the school to invigilate the examination.