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In a world where tag is played to the bitter end, can science teacher Sarah tag Lee before the final bell rings and school is out forever? Only one can be victorious.

In just a few hours school will be out, forever... Corridors and classrooms lie abandoned. The playground has an apocalyptic air. Pupils loiter as spectators, because among the ruins of a once passable educational institution, a duel is taking place. Two teachers, now combatants, mortal foes, see out the end of an era with a game of tag.

Buffed up PE teacher Lee has a cohort of teenagers to help him outwit nerdy science teacher Sarah. She has nobody to help her until weedy schoolkid Deks steps in and concocts a plan to help her outflank Lee.

In this action-comedy short the most mundane of playground games becomes a gigantic battle of wills, a modern-day spaghetti western, and an elegiac closing ceremony for a school lost to recession.

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12 minutes


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Sparks

    This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us

  • Jerry Goldsmith

    The Omen (Main Title)

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Zbigniew Preisner



Role Contributor
Sarah Daisy Haggard
Lee Andrew Brooke
Deks Armin Karima
Ellie Lilly Driscoll
Spike Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Jonathon Simon Startin
Producer Claire Bennett
Director Aneil Karia
Executive Producer Hilary Salmon
Writer Katherine Chandler

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