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Jack Whitehall leads an all-star cast in the first-ever TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s satirical novel about a meek teacher negotiating nightmare colleagues at a terrible private school in the 1920s.

Paul Pennyfeather is entirely inexperienced, but is thrown in at the deep end.

Not only must he teach everything from music to German, he has to organise a sports day at short notice, all the time dealing with rambling anecdotes from other teachers.

With its evocative period setting, light-hearted story and stars from David Suchet to Eva Longoria, it almost feels like this three-parter should have been a Christmas special…