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 - Christmas

Following Pickwell's departure, Mr Fraser appoints Alfie writer and director of the annual Christmas play: will it be Robocop or The Nutcracker? Miss Gulliver's keen that he and his class help at the soup kitchen.

Further details

Bad Education. Image shows from L to R: Alfie (Jack Whitehall), Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani), Fraser (Mathew Horne). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

It is time for the Abbey Grove Christmas Play and with Miss Pickwell no longer around Mr Fraser decides Alfie is the obvious replacement to direct this year's production. But with the class undecided about whether to put on the Nutcracker or Robocop, will Alfie's decision to write and direct a plot mash-up of Robocracker and casting school bully Grayson as co-lead prove successful?

Mitchell decides to do something lovely for Alfie and invite his estranged mother (Frances Barber) to the play, but will Mr Fraser and Mitchell come up with a good enough reason to lure her over from Spain with her new husband Javier (Jake Canuso)?

And will Miss Gulliver manage to persuade Alfie and his class to volunteer at the soup kitchen where Greg McHugh's Scottish tramp makes quite an impression?

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 17th December 2013
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
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
Guest cast
Jake Canuso Javier
Frances Barber Alfie's Mum
Greg McHugh Bonehead
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

Video

The Trust Exercise

Alfie and his class do a trust exercise to create a loyal, trusting and happy environment.

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Sarah Solemani (Miss Gulliver), Layton Williams (Stephen), Ethan Lawrence (Joe), Nikki Runeckles (Chantelle), Jack Binstead (Rem Dogg), Jack Bence (Grayson), Charlie Wernham (Mitchell).

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