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Higher: The Complete Series 1-4

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
3.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

A BBC comedy drama set in the world of a 'pile 'em high university'. Karen Poynter is the new head of the Geography Department - renamed Geographical Tourism - at Hayborough University, which is definitely not part of the elite Russell Group of top universities. Ranked 132nd in the UK academic league table; if you have a pulse, you can have a degree.

This is the high-energy farce of the breeze block and grotty cafeteria, with all the endless meetings, the backstabbings and the sheer panic of a university setting. In an era of increasing fees and cutbacks, this satire has become all the more acute.

Starring Sophie Thomson (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1, Coronation Street) as Karen, with Jonathan Keeble (War and Peace) as the venal Dean. 

Episode list:
Pilot show
Partners
Inspection
The Price of Partnership
Restructure
Rebrand, Relaunch
Clearing
Privatisation, the Final Battle
Year of the Rat
Creative Solutions

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There. Was nothing to like. The story lines, for each episode are woefully none stories.
Hard to like any of the characters
Took a chance n got it wrong
I’ll try returning it