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David Baddiel’s best teacher

David Baddiel’s best teacher

The comedian credits his joy in language and comic timing to an English teacher whose poetry-loving, besuited exterior hid a scurrilous wit. Even though I wasn’t particularly good at sciences, I was preparing to study them at A-level. My dad was a scientist and he had drilled into me that studying anything else was a waste of a brain. Then, when I was 15, a teacher took me aside and explained that I got far better grades in English and history and perhaps I should reconsider my choices. The scales fell from my eyes and I changed subjects. I’d like to thank that man for setting me off on my career path but unfortunately I can’t remember his name.
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