Unscripted

CBBC enrols in “Top Class” with ITV Studios

The BBC's children's network has commissioned ITV Studios to produce the educational competition series, which looks at elementary schools from across the UK to determine Britain's "smartest" school. (Pictured: series host Susan Calman)
August 16, 2016

The BBC’s children’s network┬áCBBC has commissioned the educational competition series Top Class from ITV Studios.

Hosted by comedian Susan Calman (pictured), the 15 x 28-minute series will feature 16 schools competing to be named the “smartest elementary school in Britain.”

Each episode of the series will pit two teams of four students – aged between 9 to 11 years old – against one another in a series of trivia rounds covering an array of topics, including news, pets and pop culture. Episodes will culminate with the elimination of one school.

Top Class is slated to premiere across CBBC in September.

BBC’s Melissa Hardinge and ITV Studios’ Simon Marsh serve as executive producers on the series, which was commissioned by CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

Menu

Search