Okay, at fist the idea seems dumb - How funny can a comedy about a school be?
The answer - Very,very,very funny
Ok it looses it around the middle of the second series , but I think the BBC should be applauded for 10 epsoades of class, rather then 2 filled with rubbish. Its a moot point anyway, since the second series hasn`t been released on video yet (and knowing the beeb, never will be)
In a way, Chalk reminds me of a modern day Fawlty Towers, with the same larger-then-life charcters who never seem to do anything majorley wrong, yet still get into the strangest situations, with Depuety head Eric Slatt getting into trouble as easily as John Cleese ever did.
If it wasn`t for `Coupling`, Chalk would rank as the best BBC comedy of the ninties, and if nothing else, beats watching those endless re-runs of Friends