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Duration: 1 hour

A funny and emotionally powerful drama which exposes the realities and struggles that some inner-city schools face today.

Ian, a newly qualified teacher, comes up against Mark, a troubled and disruptive pupil who teachers want to see excluded from school.

Against the odds, Ian makes a connection with the boy, but will he put his career on the line to save him?

Last on

Tue 28 Sep 2010 01:30 BBC One except Scotland

  • Photo: Mark

    Photo: Mark

    Mark (played by George Whithead) is a troubled student at Lamont School.

  • Photo: Amanda

    Photo: Amanda

    Amanda (played by Monica Dolan) is the headmistress of Lamont School.

  • Photo: Ian

    Photo: Ian

    Ian (played by Bryan Dick) is a new teacher at Lamont School, and makes a connection with Mark, the troubled child in his class.

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    The producer writes: Excluded isn't a consummate drama with years of development and finessing behind it, but it is a great example of a film that is of its moment, written from the heart.

    Misha Mansion-Smith on the BBC TV blog
  • School Season

    School Season

    This programme is part of School Season on BBC Two, a collection of programmes focusing on education, our schools and the tough choices parents have to make.

    Go to the School Season website

Credits

Ian
Bryan Dick
Mark
George Whitehead
Gary
Craig Parkinson
Amanda
Monica Dolan
Peter
Nick Sidi
Heston
Perry Benson
Mike
Karl Collins
Cheryl
Juliet Cowan
David
Brendan Mackey
Belinda
Lorraine Burroughs
Lucy
Joanna Horton
Kira
Nadine Marshall
Millie
Latisha Antoine
Shana
Flanna Lindsay
Wayne
Percelle Ascott
Derek
Landry Adelard
Director
Misha Manson-Smith
Producer
Caroline Levy
Writer
Brian Fillis

Broadcasts

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