The dramatic prototype version of Please, Sir! provides Sidney ‘Sneakers’ Poitier with the perfect platform to look stern as he tries to instill discipline and a sense of hope into poor, misunderstood yadda-yadda-yadda. However, the cast help even out the Cream scores what with Geoffrey ‘Catweazle’ Bayldon, Fred’ always seemed to be a taxi driver’ Griffiths, Patricia ‘Bucket’ Routledge and – thank heavens – Marianne Stone. Now, if they’d managed to squeeze Deryck Guyler in there somewhere as well, I might have stayed up to twenty to four in the morning to watch it, which is when it’s usually shown They just don’t think, do they? And no, we’re not going to mention that song.