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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Television (Full Length) – 2005

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Mature

Director Danny Mulheron has fun with the subversive character of Mr Gormsby in this irreverently funny series. In desperation, the Tepapawai High School principal has hired paragon of old school values Mr Gormsby (David McPhail) after yet another relief teacher walks out. Forming an instant dislike for fellow teacher 'Steve from Guidance' and frustrated that his trusty cane has been taken from him, Gormsby comes up a unique form of discipline which manages to offend pretty much everyone. Nominated for Best Script and Best Comedy at the 2006 NZ Screen Awards.

You’ll get none of your “namby-pamby-human-relationship-mumbo-lezzie-jumbo-mummy-didn’t-breast-feed-me-until-I-was-seven” nonsense from Gormsby.
– Mr Gormsby

Produced by

Direct Hit Productions

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