Waterloo Road

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 7 : Ep 24

    Series 7, Episode 24

    Aired 3/14/12

  • S 7 : Ep 23

    Series 7, Episode 23

    Aired 3/7/12

  • S 7 : Ep 22

    Series 7, Episode 22

    Aired 2/22/12

  • S 7 : Ep 20

    Series 7, Episode 20

    Aired 11/16/11

  • S 7 : Ep 19

    Series 7, Episode 19

    Aired 11/9/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alec Newman

    Michael Byrne

  • Jason Done

    Tom Clarkson

  • Phillip Martin Brown

    Grantly Budgen

  • Chris Geere

    Matt Wilding

  • Mark Benton

    Daniel Chalk

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  • Waterloo Road Comprehensive isn't doing very well. Many of the teachers feel that their job is pointless, and the pupils couldn't care less about their education. When the Headteacher of the school has a nervous breakdown, Jack Rimmer is promoted to the position, much to his dismay. He knows that if the school doesn't clean up its act soon, it could mean the end. So he decides to hire optimistic teacher Andrew Treneman, who gives up his private school teaching job, in order to improve the situation of Waterloo Road. Andrew is certain that with strict discipline and a house system, things will get better. Together with lively Guidance Head, Kim Campbell, the three teachers begin the process of turning around the failing school, painful step by painful step.moreless

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    • Jack: You say you're up for a challenge, almost all of our kids leave school with an ASBO or a bun in the oven.

    • Andrew: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    • Kim: That takes us up to five mums to be. We could start our own antenatal classes.

    • Jack: Kids, eh? They turn everything on its head, don't they? You give them a system and their first instinct is to cheat it.

    • Kim: Are you up for going out tonight? I'm meeting up with some mates, we're just going to go and have some pizza or something, just, thought you might wanna come along. Andrew: It would be great, I love Italian food. Kim: Well it's just pizza. Andrew: (Frowns) Isn't that Italian? Kim: Yeah, just don't bang on, yeah, 'cause they're just ordinary people.

    • Grantly: What's the point of being a teacher if some widget-making-ego-maniac's gonna come alone and tell us all what to do?

    • Andrew: So, off to meet our new sponsor governor then. Kim: God help us. Andrew: It's great news, isn't it Kim? Kim: What? What you think it's okay for someone to just go and buy a slice of the school? "Oh right well I'll take a couple of pound of teachers and a couple of bags of pupils". Can you not see how- Andrew: Forget I spoke.

    • Izzie: Look, I want you to know that nothing means more to me than you and Chlo. Not Tom, not Lorna, nobody. Mika: Yeah right! Izzie: Why did you hit Leigh-Ann? Mika: I felt like it.

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    Notes (15)

    • This episode got approximately 4.56 million viewers on its original airing.

    • This episode got approximately 4.47 million viewers on its original airing.

    • The music used in this episode was: Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes Keane - Is It Any Wonder Doves - Sky Starts falling Razorlight - In The Morning 13 Senses - Into The Fire

    • This episode features the first appearance of Christine Tremarco as Davina Shackleton.

    • This episode features the first appearance of Nick Sidi as Roger Aspinall and Tom Payne as his on-screen son, Brett Aspinall.

    • The music used in this episode: Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way The Strokes - You Only Live Once 13 Senses - Last Forever

    • Music used in this episode The Magic Numbers- Forever Lost Feeder- Tender Editors- Munich Cat Power- Speak To Me

    • Music Used In This Episode is: The Kooks- Naive Doves- Almost Forgot Myself Kaiser Chiefs- Born To Be A Dancer Killers- For Reasons Unknown Keane- Hamburg Song

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    Trivia (70)

    • This episode got approximately 5.03 million viewers on its original airing.

    • Soundtrack Kaiser Chiefs - 'I Predicta Riot' KT Tunstall - 'Under The Weather' Gorillaz - 'Feel Good Inc' Gorillaz - 'Kids With Guns' Primal Scream - 'Cry Myself Blind' Mazzy Star - 'Fade Into You' The Real Thing - 'You To Me Are Everything' Take That & Lulu - 'Relight My Fire' Will Young - 'Leave Right Now' Gorillaz - 'DARE' Damian Rice - 'Cannonball' Killers - 'Mr Brightside' Arctic Monkeys - 'Look Good On The Dance Floor'

    • The Kaiser Chiefs' "I Predict A Riot" is heard in the opening scene, outside in the playground.

    • Soundtrack Doves - 'Ambition' Athlete - 'Chance' Jeff Buckley - 'Mojo Pin' Kasabian - 'Club Foot' Babyshambles - 'Killimangiro' Athlete - 'Wire' Crimea - 'Losing My Hair'

    • Soundtrack Magic Numbers - 'Mornings Eleven' Aim - 'Sail' The Go Team - 'Huddle Formation' Four Tet - 'Parks' Lemon Jelly - 'Homage' Killers - 'Smile Like You Mean It' Snow Patrol - 'Clock Ticking' Embrace - 'Glorious Day'

    • This episode got approximately 4.59 million viewers on its original airing.

    • Soundtrack The Libertines - 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' Black Grape - 'In The Name Of The Father' The Go Team - 'Junior Kickstart' Elbow - 'Picky B*stard' Jack Johnson - 'Good People' David Gray - 'Slow Motion' Faithless - 'Don't Leave' Elbow - 'Great Expectations' The Go Team - 'The Power Is On' Aim - 'Sail' Magic Numbers - 'Forever Lost' KT Tunstall - 'Other Side Of The World'

    • This episode got approximately 4.86 million viewers on its original airing.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Jack: (Talking to himself) Beam me up, Scottie! Jack is referring to the 1960s sci-fi show Star Trek, in which characters could be beamed from planets to thier ship by asking Scottie to activate the controls. Jack says this right as the parents are entering the school for the Open Day and start hassling him.

    • (Talking about the hoax raffle) Angry Man: It's GMTV all over again! This is a reference to the problems at GMTV, where viewers were taking part in a competition they could not win.

    • Steph: Sisters, sisters. There were never such devoted sisters. This is an allusion to the song "Sisters" by Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen from the 1954 film "White Christmas", and was written by Irving Berlin.

    • During the episode, Earl starts to read out Siegfried Sassoon's famous war poem "Suicide in the Trenches". This poem was written during World War One, and was published in 1918 in Sassoon's collection entitled "Counter-Attack and Other Poems". Here is the full poem below: I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, And whistled early with the lark. In winter trenches, cowed and glum, With crumps and lice and lack of rum, He put a bullet through his brain. No one spoke of him again. You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you'll never know The hell when youth and laughter go.

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • waterloo road

    By tombrokman, Oct 29, 2014

  • next series they take the school to mars after a meteor hits the new school on scotland

    By PeterGordon, Oct 05, 2012

  • waterloo road

    By miniharb, Aug 20, 2012

  • A drama about students & teachers at an underperforming high school.

    By loverob, Dec 02, 2006

  • wow that ep 2 was fantastic.

    By henriesnetters, May 11, 2011

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