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

Bad Education

BBC Three sitcom about a bad teacher. 19 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne, Sarah Solemani, Layton Williams 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


  1. Wednesday 4th September 2013 at 12:30am on BBC3
  2. Thursday 5th September 2013 at 1:10am on BBC3
  3. Thursday 5th September 2013 at 3:30am on BBC3
  4. Saturday 7th September 2013 at 1:00am on BBC3
  5. Sunday 8th September 2013 at 2:30am on BBC3
  6. Sunday 8th September 2013 at 10:45pm on BBC3
  7. Monday 9th September 2013 at 3:30am on BBC3
  8. Tuesday 7th January 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC3
  9. Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 1:30am on BBC3
  10. Tuesday 18th February 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC3
  11. Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 2:30am on BBC3
  12. Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 10:30pm on BBC3
  13. Friday 11th April 2014 at 11:25pm on BBC1
  14. Thursday 17th July 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC3
  15. Friday 18th July 2014 at 1:30am on BBC3
  16. Friday 31st October 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC3
  17. Saturday 1st November 2014 at 2:00am on BBC3
  18. Sunday 21st December 2014 at 10:10pm on BBC3
  19. Monday 22nd December 2014 at 12:10am on BBC3
  20. Monday 22nd December 2014 at 3:30am on BBC3
  21. Friday 17th April 2015 at 9:00pm on BBC3
  22. Saturday 18th April 2015 at 2:00am on BBC3
  23. Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at 10:30pm on BBC3
  24. Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 1:00am on BBC3
  25. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 10:00pm on Comedy Central
  26. Thursday 14th April 2016 at 9:00pm on CC Extra
  27. Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 10:00pm on Comedy Central
  28. Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 11:30pm on Comedy Central
  29. Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 11:30pm on Comedy Central
  30. Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
  31. Sunday 12th November 2017 at 1:00am on CC Extra
  32. Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 2:00am on CC Extra
  33. Saturday 16th December 2017 at 9:00pm on CC Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Whitehall Alfie
Mathew Horne Fraser
Sarah Solemani Miss Gulliver
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
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 Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Peter Oliver Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Vince Pope Composer


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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