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 2 - The American

Alfie is shocked by the arrival of a new teacher at Abbey Grove, Mr Schwimer, and even more shocked to learn that he will be taking over Alfie's own class.

Further details

Bad Education. Image shows from L to R: Chantelle (Nikki Runeckles), Rem Dogg (Jack Binstead), Kevin Schwimer (Kyle Soller). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Alfie is shocked by the arrival of Mr Schwimer - a new teacher at Abbey Grove, and even more shocked to learn that Schwimer will be taking over his own class.

Desperately upset that his class seem to be having a great time and actually learning proper, real life GCSE history with their new teacher, Alfie is even more unhappy when he finds out which class Miss Pickwell has given him instead.

With Headmaster Fraser and Miss Gulliver both increasingly charmed by Mr Schwimer it is left to Alfie and Jing to uncover the truth behind this American imposter.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th September 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes

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
Kyle Soller Kevin Schwimer
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


The Seduction of Pickwell

Alfie flirts with Miss Pickwell; will he succeed in getting her to share his onesie?

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Michelle Gomez (Pickwell).


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