Ian Hislop's School Rules

Channel 4 (ended 1997)


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Ian Hislop's School Rules is a documentary series on the history of education in Britain, and combines recreations with archival footage. This series originally aired on BBC Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The executive producer is Claudia Milne, the producer is David Leafe and the director is John Brownlow. The series consists of three one-hour episodes with the episodes broadcast about a week apart. The first episode is "The Fourth R," which aired on September 6, 1997. This episode deals with the role of religion in British schools. The second episode is "Class Struggles," which aired on September 14, 1997. This episode deals with the progressive changes in British education during the 1930s. The third episode is "Raising Cain," which aired on September 21, 1997. This episode examines the changes in educational policy since the 1950s. The series is presented by Ian Hislop, a British broadcaster, journalist and writer. Hislop is a serious narrator on this series, but he is best known for his political satire as the editor of Private Eye magazine.