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Michael unleashes his secret weapon by appointing his attractive old student friend Linda Radleigh (Sarah Hadland, left) as Head of English in the school.

She's not one to shy away from controversy and there's certainly a new edge to things in the staff room when she leaves her fellow teachers in no doubt as to what she thinks of them.

Matters get even edgier when pupil Emily sneaks out of school to see her sister who is being released from prison.