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Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart was the fourth episode of Class. It was written by Patrick Ness, directed by Philippa Langdale, and focused heavily on April and the effects that her connection with Corakinus was having on her.


April starts to feel the effects of sharing her heart with Corakinus, and his attempts to sever the attachment only make it stronger.

When April's estranged father makes a startling appearance she confronts him with Shadow Kin force, manifesting traits of the Shadow Kin leader. Frightened by this extraordinary new found power, April seeks comforts in Ram, and vows to reclaim her heart as her own.

Meanwhile, something strange is happening to the others - London is slowly being infested with unusual, sinister flower petals.


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General production staff

Script department

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Art department

Costume department

Make-up and prosthetics


General post-production staff

Special and visual effects


Not every person who worked on this adventure was credited. The absence of a credit for a position doesn't necessarily mean the job wasn't required. The information above is based solely on observations of the actual end credits of the episodes as broadcast, and does not relay information from IMDB or other sources.


Coal Hill School[]




  • Dorothea Ames is the new head teacher.
  • Charlie's full alias is given as Charles Smith.
  • On a fact-file belonging to the Governors, Charlie's address is given as 1 Wellington Road, London. His postcode is N1 0HR.
  • The same fact-file gives Matteusz's full name as Matteusz Andrzejewski, and reveals he is 17-years-old.
  • Miss Shah teaches history.
  • April and Ram have sex, thus beginning their romantic relationship.
  • Ram assures Jackie that he used a condom when he had sex with April.




  • Quill uses a projector to show a video to her class.
  • The Cabinet of Souls can be used as a weapon, being able to send a soul to kill someone. Charlie hopes similar methods can be used to put soul into a new body, but claims such possibility is just a children's story.
  • The robot the Governors sent to spy on Quill was expensive and difficult to replace.
  • Rannus attempts to use an anchor of a life blood to cure Corakinus, and Kharrus later succeeds in using it.


  • April plays the violin, and breaks one of the strings.

Popular culture[]

  • Brian Cox can be heard coming from the projected video in Quill's physics lesson.
  • A Keep Calm and Carry On poster hangs in the kitchen in the Singhs' house.

Story notes[]

  • The title of this episode is in reference to the song "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by British progressive rock band Yes, from their 1983 album, 90125.


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Filming locations[]

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Date Time Channel Notes
Monday 16 January 2017 23:30 BBC One except Northern Ireland & Northern Ireland HD
Tuesday 17 January 2017 00:05 BBC One Northern Ireland & Northern Ireland HD only

Production errors[]

  • Ram gets out of the car to confront Huw, and should be behind him when he turns to April, but in the next shot, he's gone.


Home video releases[]

DVD releases[]

  • Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart was featured in the series one DVD boxset, which was released in the UK (Region 2) on 16th January 2017, followed by a Region 1 release on 11th July. The Region 1 release contained an additional blooper reel and various deleted scenes that were not present on the Region 2 release.

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  1. Ram says, "I've been frightened non-stop for the last month," and, "It's been a weird month."
  2. In The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, we see a plaque that tells us the Barbara Wright Building was completed in spring 2016. Additionally, Nightvisiting, set two years after Jasper Adeola's death, tells us he died in 2014. Finally, Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart confirms that Charlie and Miss Quill arrived on Earth in September 2016.