George Kay's Double Lesson airs on Channel 4
July 14, 2011
Double Lesson will be shown on Channel 4 and Channel 4HD on Friday 15th July at 7.30pm as part of the First Cuts series.
Written and directed by George Kay this powerful monologue is performed
to camera by Phil Davis and tells the story of David De Gale, a
ficitonal secondary school teacher, who faces mounting pressure at home
and at his school. When he lashes out at a pupil he must face the
Based on real cases and factual research the film explores how and why
teachers can lose control and how pupils, colleagues and family treat
them when they do.
"Make time, if you can, for this superb filmed monologue, written and
directed by a bright young talent called George Kay. It stars Phil Davis
as a teacher who attacked a pupil in his classroom and is now facing
trial...he reflects on the events with enough honesty, gallows humour
and insight to warrant fair comparison with the characters from Alan
Bennett's Talking Heads series. An eye-opening, award-worthy half-hour
of television." Peter Naughton, The Daily Telegraph
Truthful, appalling and heartbreaking all at once, it is the realisation of everything that First Cut aspires to. David Chater, The Times
"haunting… subtly written, beautifully delivered by Davis… writer/director George Kay is a name to watch"
"Phil Davis gives a mesmeric performance… extraordinary… It's riveting viewing" ***** Daily Mail