George Kay directs this half-hour monologue, performed straight to camera by actor Phil Davis (Vera Drake, Whitechapel). The film joins De Gale at home on the morning of his trial as he re-lives the months of mounting pressure, both at home and work, that led to the attack on the pupil. He describes his experiences in the lead up to the attack, the attack itself and, with his trial approaching, his isolation in the weeks that followed. Double Lesson is based on accounts of real cases and factual research, however, David is a fictional character. The film sets out neither to condemn nor condone David's actions, but to provide a better understanding of how and why some teachers lose control, and how pupils, colleagues and family treat them once they do.