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Bad Education. Alfie (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Bad Education

BBC Three sitcom. 19 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne, Sarah Solemani, Layton Williams, Ethan Lawrence, Nikki Runeckles, Kae Alexander and others.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Swimming Gala

It's the school's annual swimming gala and Alfie - riding high on love for Miss Gulliver - finds himself engaging in a bet over his class's performance against Pickwell.

Full synopsis

Bad Education. Image shows from L to R: Jing (Kae Alexander), Alfie (Jack Whitehall), Chantelle (Nikki Runeckles), Joe (Ethan Lawrence). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Abbey Grove's new term kicks off with the annual swimming gala and headmaster Mr Fraser decides to pay homage to the fact the UK recently hosted the greatest show on earth, Splash, by ending it with their very own synchronised diving competition.

Alfie and his class don't usually take part in the gala, but lured by a cash bet with deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell he decides to bribe them with a group trip to a restaurant and enter the event.

The first day back is also a chance for Alfie to catch up with his girlfriend Miss Gulliver, but he's shocked to find out that he isn't in a relationship with her at all, and even more shocked to find out who she is actually dating.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes
0.83 million viewers (4.60% audience share)


  1. Wednesday 4th September 2013 at 00.30
  2. Thursday 5th September 2013 at 01.10
  3. Thursday 5th September 2013 at 03.30
  4. Saturday 7th September 2013 at 01.00
  5. Sunday 8th September 2013 at 02.30
  6. Sunday 8th September 2013 at 22.45
  7. Monday 9th September 2013 at 03.30
  8. Tuesday 7th January 2014 at 22.00
  9. Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 01.30
  10. Tuesday 18th February 2014 at 22.00
  11. Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 02.30
  12. Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 22.30
  13. Friday 11th April 2014 at 23.25 on BBC1
  14. Thursday 17th July 2014 at 22.00
  15. Friday 18th July 2014 at 01.30
  16. Friday 31st October 2014 at 22.00
  17. Saturday 1st November 2014 at 02.00
  18. Sunday 21st December 2014 at 22.10
  19. Monday 22nd December 2014 at 00.10
  20. Monday 22nd December 2014 at 03.30
  21. Friday 17th April 2015 at 21.00
  22. Saturday 18th April 2015 at 02.00
  23. Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at 22.30
  24. Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 01.00
  25. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 22.00 on Comedy Central
  26. Thursday 14th April 2016 at 21.00 on CC Extra
  27. Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 22.00 on Comedy Central

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Whitehall Alfie (History Teacher)
Mathew Horne Fraser (Head Master)
Sarah Solemani Miss Gulliver (Biology Teacher)
Layton Williams Stephen
Ethan Lawrence Joe
Nikki Runeckles Chantelle
Kae Alexander Jing
Jack Binstead Rem Dogg
Jack Bence Grayson
Charlie Wernham Mitchell
Michelle Gomez Pickwell (Deputy Headteacher)
Guest cast
Jason Barnett Mr Smith
Sue Vincent Joy
Writing team
Jack Whitehall Writer
Freddy Syborn Writer
Simon Carlyle Script Editor
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Aiden Spackman Script Editor
Production team
Elliot Hegarty Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Chris Sussman Exec Producer
Ben Cavey Exec Producer
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Vince Pope Composer
Peter Oliver Editor
Jack Whitehall Associate Producer


A Little Bit of Man Power

Alfie's attempts to display his manly prowess to Miss Gulliver backfire.

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Sarah Solemani (Miss Gulliver).

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