I remember watching the first episode with high hopes - was I wrong! Embarrassingly unfunny is the mildest comment I can make. Ahead of its time? I don't think so - the jokes(?) just did not work and some of the actors appeared to be distinctly uncomfortable in their roles. The story? Set in a school presumably modeled along the lines of St Trinians, which is OK for the 50's, but completely misses the mark in the 80's. I started to cringe when the school supplies were delivered by a security firm (because the kids usually raided the van). It could have been funny but I think that the producer was trying too hard - any controversial material must have been lost in the general silliness of the script.