School Runs

Five journey-packed comedies told through five different perspectives.

By Alexis Zegerman.

Producer Dawn Ellis.

Episodes

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01* The Frazzled Mum20060710

Five journey-packed comedies told through five different perspectives.

By Alexis Zegerman.

Producer Dawn Ellis.Plagued by a 15-year-old son who refuses to speak to her and a tonally-challenged recorder-practicing 10-year-old daughter, Jen (Claire Skinner) sits trapped in the daily school run inadvertently wearing her beige moccasin slippers and wondering what the red flashing light on the dashboard could be.

02The Teenager20060711

'School is pointless - in fact the school system is just a conspiracy to make us all think the same way'.

Thus thinks Toby (Pax Baldwin) as he suffers the school run in his mother's car whilst dreaming of the glorious Vicky Layman and contriving ways to get Albert Camus on the school syllabus.

03* The Busy Businesswoman20060712

Vivienne (Saskia Wickham) is late.

She's never late - being first in the office is her thing.

If only she hadn't had to have that physio session after twisting her knee doing the boat pose in yoga.

And where have all these kids come from? They shouldn't be allowed out before they can vote.

04* The Historical Teacher20060713

Mr Rigby used to love his job.

Now he has to face the prospect of double history with year 11 - the class that will go down in the annals of time as the most difficult class he's ever had to teach.

Not only that, but his daily journey to school can only be described as a descent into the ninth circle of Hell.

05 LASTThe Lollipop Lady20060714

Theresa (Anne Reid) has been guarding the crossing for 20 years, but things aren't what they used to be.

However, armed with a fluorescent tabard and an oversized lollipop, she's determined to get the kids across the road.