Experimental drama

6th July 2007 at 01:00
the final proof that school science is in a spiral of decline? The BBC is doing a radio sitcom about it. Double Science, featuring Rebecca Front, who appeared in Alan Partridge, features two incompetent science teachers stuck in a sixth-form college that specialises in drama, with little or no interest in AS-level science.

"In these days of schools trying to push kids into soft subjects, it's pretty close to the bone," said my man with the Bunsen burner.

To check out the antics of Kenneth Farley-Pitman and Colin Jackson, tune into Radio 4 at 11pm on Wednesdays.

Let's hope the show reveals a bit more insight than the last attempt to capture classroom life. Teachers eschewed satirical observations about contemporary education in favour of storylines about English teachers having it off in the stock cupboard.

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