Night Class

1st Broadcast 27th August - September 2002 BBC Radio 4

Repeated January 2004 BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

 

Producers

Bruce Hyman

Helen Chattwell

 

Written By

Johnny Vegas

Tony Burgess

Tony Pitts

 

Adaptation By

Mike Stott and Bruce Hyman

 

Produced By

Above The Title Productions for BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

 

Episode 1

Johnny is a failed Butlins redcoat who is forced to return to his home town to work as a night-class pottery tutor.

Episode 2

The night-class students embark on their first pottery assignment with varing degrees of failure, though none can match the horrors of Rebecca's perverse and highly individual creation.

Episode 3

Anne suffers the loss of her beloved dog under her son's taxi and decides to cremate the dog that is. The kiln is then put to an unconventional use, under the sympathetic guidance of pottery teacher Johnny. but some of the class need a little persuasion.

Episode 4

Johnny and his charges leave the confines of the night school for a class outing to a sculpture park. But alcohol and a Ford Transit van containing eight losers are not the happiest of bedfellows.

Episode 5

The examiner is due to pass judgement on the class's unorthodox ceramic offerings and they are shocked by their results. Meanwhile, in a surprise revelation by the principal, the real reason for Johnny's extended leave from Butlins is revealed.

Cast for all Episodes

Character

Actor
Johnny
Johnny Vegas
Sandra
Rebecca Front
Carol
Nicola Stephenson
Paul
Tony Pitts
Kieran
Tony Burgess
Chloe
Lyndsey Marshall
Anne
Gwyneth Powell
Nathan
Christian Knowles
Ken
Adrian Manfredi
Rebecca
Fiona Carew
Darren
Toby Foster

 

Production Crew

None at this time

 

Recorded at

North Paddington Boys Club London England

 

Music composed & Arranged & Performed

Paul Heaton

Tony Robinson

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

None at this time

 

Running Time

5 episodes 30 minutes per Episode

 

Cast Pictures

Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas

Night Class Cast

Night Class Cast

 

What some people have said about Night Class

“I’m hooked.”
Gillian Reynolds, DAILY TELEGRAPH


“A very promising new show…the acting is first-rate all round, the use of sound is both clever and evocative at once…keep an ear out for it.”

Nicholas Lezard, Independent ON SUNDAY


“…as strong in its way as Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge.”
Simon Garfield, MAIL ON SUNDAY


“the stuff of real comedy”
EVENING STANDARD


“If slitting your throat at the pointlessness of human existence has never occurred to you, you won’t enjoy this series; but everyone else will.”
Vanora Bennett,
THE TIMES


“An inspired, often manic performance from Johnny Vegas and a truly original script – cult listening.”
DAILY MAIL


“This is a darkly hilarious little gem. If you listen to one new radio comedy series this year, you could do a lot worse than Night Class.”


Other Items

A Johnny Vegas site http://www.johnnyvegas.co.uk/index.html

Paul Heaton's website http://www.biscuitboy.co.uk/

BBC News Info on Johnny Vegas http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1883306.stm

 

 

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