Indian Summer School
This documentary follows five working-class British boys who, having failed their core GCSEs, prepare to re-sit their exams at an Indian boarding school. The world-famous Doon School has an exam pass rate of 100 per cent and British head teacher Matthew Raggett believes he can transform the boys’ prospects in just six months.
Simon Cooper (Badger) and Mohsin Bhatti both worked on the series.
Badger said that “The major challenges on this show were the sheer quantity of rushes and the number of storylines to juggle. We also had some characters who were stronger than others so we had to make sure we were fair to the contributors. There were some very sensitive issues over bullying that were rewarding to cut and a wealth of beautiful images to dwell upon, something we were keen to not get lost in the rush to tell the story. Probably one of the most photogenic shows I’ve ever worked on”
Mohsin’s Episode will air on Thursday 12th April. He said “Without giving too much away, the final episode is about big achievements coupled with emotional turns. For us in the edit, one of the biggest challenge was that there was quite a lot of story arches to pack in! It was a real pleasure working with Ziyaad Desai (Producer) and Matt Pelly (Series Producer/Director), they made the experience even more enjoyable and I think it shows in the programme!”
The final episode is on Thursday 12th April at 9pm Channel 4 or you can catch up on other episodes here.