The Papers Of A J Wentworth (ret'd)

Comedy series about a retired teacher who moves to a small village.

It's the late 50s.

AJ Wentworth has just retired from a long career at Burgrove Preparatory School spent trying to knock the rudiments of trigonometry into a succession of thick-headed boys.

The little village of Fenport however, proves not to be the SLEEPy place he took it for - the gossip, the teasing and the daily dramatic incidents that Wentworth finds himself caught in the middle of make him wonder if he wouldn't rather be back with 3A and his blackboard.

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0101Settling In20050518

Comedy series about a retired teacher who moves to a small village.

It's the late 50s.

AJ Wentworth has just retired from a long career at Burgrove Preparatory School spent trying to knock the rudiments of trigonometry into a succession of thick-headed boys.

The little village of Fenport however, proves not to be the SLEEPy place he took it for - the gossip, the teasing and the daily dramatic incidents that Wentworth finds himself caught in the middle of make him wonder if he wouldn't rather be back with 3A and his blackboard.Wentworth soon finds himself taking a more active role in village life than he had bargained for.

The gossip that flies about the village on Wentworth's arrival is manic and so he takes steps to put things straight and calm everyone down.

Needless to say, his plans backfire and soon he is the most talked about man in Fenport.

  • Chris Langham
  • Philip Jackson
  • Sophie Thompson
  • dapted by Emma Kennedy
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • from the book by hf ellis
  • giles terera
  • helen atkinson-wood
  • ndrew westfield
  • rosie armstrong
  • selina griffiths

  • 0102Out And About20050525

    Finding the rising cost of tobacco rather uncomfortable, Wentworth seeks temporary employment.

    Posted first to assist a colonel with a broken leg and then to take two boys on a tour of SWITZERLAND, he finds the working world rather more stressful than he imagined.

    Fate, however, leads him into the path of a Mrs Fitch - who does more than point him up the right mountain and calm his rather shattered nerves.

    Might this be a shot at happiness at last?

    0103Back At Burgrove20050601

    Just as Wentworth is getting used to life in the not-so-sleepy village of Fenport, the call comes from the headmaster at Burgrove asking him to, due to the indisposition of a Mr Thompson, step into the breach and tide them over until the end of term.

    Wentworth's pride at having been asked back to teach 3A is soon shattered by the appearance in his class of a boy called Mason, the son of Wentworth's former nemesis.

    0104 LASTActing Up20050608

    Word gets around that Wentworth is keen to get involved in Fenport village life.

    Requests come thick and fast and he finds himself booked to appear in the village play and to be Father CHRISTMAS at the vicarage party.

    These engagements turn out to be on the same day - will Wentworth make it to the show on time?