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Jo Morris meets three people who have turned their backs on lucrative careers and have chosen to retrain as teachers.

Recorded at various stages over the past academic year, hear how they cope in their first year and whether they've made the right decision.

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1/3. Jo Morris meets three people who have turned their backs on lucrative careers and have chosen to retrain as teachers. How do they cope in their first year and do they have any regrets?

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2/3. Jo Morris meets three people who have turned their backs on lucrative careers and chosen to retrain as teachers. It's the spring term, and one of the trio is starting to have second thoughts.

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3/3. 'I didn't think it was enough to have 'made a lot of money' on my tombstone. I want to make a difference.'

Jo Morris meets three people who've turned their backs on lucrative careers and have chosen to retrain as teachers. Recorded at various stages over the past academic year, hear how they cope in their first year and whether they've made the right decision.

Alan Coren20140105 (BBC7)
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Robert Booth summons the humorist and broadcaster to his study to discuss school reports.

Robert Booth summons Alan Coren to his study to blow the dust off the humorist and broadcaster's school reports. From November 1988.

Dame Edna Everage20140119 (BBC7)
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Robert Booth has a quiet word with the international megastar about her school reports.

Robert Booth has a quiet word with international megastar housewife Dame Edna Everage about her school reports. From December 1998.

Kenneth Williams20131215 (BBC7)
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Robert Booth summons Kenneth Williams for a quiet word about the actor's school reports.

Robert Booth summons Kenneth Williams to his study for a quiet word about the comic actor's school reports. From October 1987.

Stephen Fry20131222 (BBC7)
20160507 (BBC7)
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Robert Booth summons writer and comic actor Stephen Fry to his study for a quiet word.

Robert Booth summons writer and comic actor Stephen Fry to his study for a quiet word about his school reports. From November 1987.

Terence Stamp1987112520131229 (BBC7)
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Robert Booth summons the actor to his study for a quiet word about his school reports.

Robert Booth summons Terence Stamp to his study for a quiet word about the actor's school reports. From November 1987.

Robert Booth summons Terence Stamp to his study for a quiet word about the actor's school reports.

Wendy Cope20140112 (BBC7)
20160528 (BBC7)
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20170828 (BBC7)

Robert Booth summons the ex-teacher to his study for a quiet word about her school reports

Robert Booth summons poet and ex-teacher Wendy Cope to his study for a quiet word about her school reports. From November 1988.

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Jo Morris meets three people who have turned their backs on lucrative careers and have chosen to retrain as teachers.

Recorded at various stages over the past academic year, hear how they cope in their first year and whether they've made the right decision.How do they cope in their first year and do they have any regrets?

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It's the spring term, and one of the trio is starting to have second thoughts.

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'I didn't think it was enough to have 'made a lot of money' on my tombstone.

I want to make a difference.'.