And with the title I've tried to convey a sort of chalk-on-a-blackboard effect - the story's main character, Neville the Teddy Boy, teaches English in Thailand. There was that classic 50s film with a rock and roll backbeat called the Blackboard Jungle. Teaching, retro & rock and roll. Lovely.
A Taste of Honey:
Mad Men (2007):
and The Hour from 2011:
(Oh, and the title of the book is a play on Christopher Isherwood's Mr Norris Changes Trains. Mind you, not that that's got a massive amount to do with a dysfunctional Ted in 1990s Thailand)