Joanna Lumley stars in this pacy, racy comedy drama penned by BAFTA nominee Michael Aitkins and produced by Verity Lambert; Ian McNeice, Dennis Waterman, Elizabeth Spriggs, Keith Allen and Celia Imrie are among a host of guest stars. Attracting over ten million viewers, Class Act ran for two hit seasons in 1994 and 1995, and the complete series is available here for the very first time on DVD.
The aristocratic Kate Swift has been left in trouble and in debt by her wide-boy husband, Duncan; having vanished while under investigation for fraud, he has also left Kate to carry the can. When journalist and key witness Jack Booker implicates her in the crime, Kate is imprisoned for six months.
On her release, she is broke, angry, and determined to find her husband. Ready for anything, she forms an unlikely alliance with Booker, an alcoholic, card-carrying coward, and former inmate Gloria O’Grady, a young Australian woman with a special talent for burglary. Wit, instinct, theft and sex become the dubious tools of their trade, as they try to stay out of the red… and out of jail.