Television: Channel 4's Teachers with This Life's Andrew Lincoln
Book of the week: The Inspectors' Calling: HMI and the shaping of education policy 1945-1962
Stuart McClure's history of HMI reviewed by John Dunford of the Secondary Heads Association: "effortlessly conveys a mass of information in an elegant style, as befits a man who edited The TES for 20 years..."
Curriculum : teaching Chaucer and Shakespeare - texts and recordings reviewed.
Fiction: Is the staffroom sexy in fiction? Hilary Wilce thinks not.
Set play: Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 - Michael Attenborough's production for the RSC reaches London.