The Pickerskill Detentions

Dr Henry Pickerskill, retired English Master of Haunchurst College for boys looks back on his most memorable detentions.

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01A Pickerskill Excursion2005071320070221
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In an attempt to illustrate the finality of death to three disrespectful boys, Dr Pickerskill persuades them to lock him in a tomb.

And when Pickerskill attempts to educate school bully Stealgroynes about the dangers of dunking freshmen, he discovers that the boy is just as much at home in the water as out of it.

02A Textbook Detention2005072020070228
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Pickerskill's doctoring of a hated school textbook amuses him greatly and goes unnoticed until an unfortunate detention in the late fifties where the subversive book is mistakenly used by another teacher.

03Smoking Wet2005072720070307
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Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions.

Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions. Stars Ian Richardson. From July 2005.

Pickerskill receives four boys into his detention after theyve been caught selling cigarettes to minors.

He decides to engage them completely in a concentrated, practical application of supply and demand.

Pickerskill sets up a market place in detention to teach them that cigarettes must be smoked if they're to make them any money.

04 LASTThe Black-eyed Marketeer2005080320070314
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Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions.

Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions. Stars Ian Richardson. From August 2005.

Pickerskill recalls a detention from 1941.

Augustus Calman's father is the Under-Minister of Wartime Provisions and ensures his son gets only the best food.

When the boy is sent to detention for selling on high class provisions, Calman soon discovers his father's black market connections are no match for the Luftwaffe.