David Leyland's critically acclaimed television film looks at the conflict between the old, authoritarian methods of school teaching and the more relaxed methods favoured by progressive minded teachers. The focus is on an idealistic master who is prepared to sacrifice his career to change the system. Featuring Jim Broadbent, Bruce Myers and Robert Stephens. Made in 1982 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless. The film quality may not be to modern standards.