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BBC2 readies “School” from Label1

British pubcaster BBC2 is taking viewers back to school in a new six-part series from London-based factual television production company Label1. Label1 has been granted access to a multi-academy trust of ...
August 21, 2018

British pubcaster BBC2 is taking viewers back to school in a new six-part series from London-based factual television production company Label1.

Label1 has been granted access to a multi-academy trust of four secondary schools in South Gloucestershire, responsible for 5,000 students, where School (working title) will shoot.

The 60-minute episodes will explore problems faced by schools and headteachers across the country, including increased class sizes, fewer support staff, shorter school days and a more restricted curriculum, all through the lens of an education system facing increased public and political scrutiny.

School is produced by Label1, with Simon Dickson (pictured, left) and Lorraine Charker-Phillips (right) serving as executive producers. The series was commissioned by BBC2 channel controller Patrick Holland and head of documentary commissioning Clare Sillery.

Dickson and Charker-Phillips also executive produce BBC2 and Label1′s series Hospital.

(Image courtesy of RTL Group)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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