1 9 9 5 (UK)
4 x 60 minute episodes
Created by Cracker writer Jimmy McGovern, the Channel 4 series Hearts and Minds starred Christopher Eccleston as Drew Mackenzie, an idealistic young student teacher who tries to relate the joys of poetry to his young charges at a tough inner-city comprehensive school in Liverpool.
An ex-factory worker and married with three kids of his own, Drew fervently believes in the power of education until he is faced with the nitty-gritty reality of the classroom.
As well as trying to keep the kids in order, he is threatened by openly hostile colleagues and branded a racist.