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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.

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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

Tuesday 17th December 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 18th December 2013 12:30am BBC3
Wednesday 18th December 2013 3:30am BBC3
Thursday 19th December 2013 1:00am BBC3
Saturday 21st December 2013 2:00am BBC3
Saturday 21st December 2013 3:30am BBC3
Sunday 22nd December 2013 3:30am BBC3
Monday 23rd December 2013 1:45am BBC3
Monday 23rd December 2013 10:00pm BBC3
Tuesday 24th December 2013 3:30am BBC3
Wednesday 25th December 2013 2:25am BBC3
Thursday 26th December 2013 1:30am BBC3
Thursday 25th December 2014 10:30pm BBC3
Friday 26th December 2014 3:25am BBC3
Sunday 20th December 2015 3:30am BBC3
Monday 21st December 2015 10:30pm BBC3
Friday 25th December 2015 1:40am BBC3
Wednesday 14th December 2016 10:00pm Comedy Central
Thursday 15th December 2016 10:30pm Comedy Central
Sunday 18th December 2016 11:59pm Comedy Central
Monday 19th December 2016 2:30am Comedy Central
Sunday 17th December 2017 12:30am CC Extra
Tuesday 19th December 2017 11:30pm Comedy Central
Sunday 24th December 2017 12:00am Comedy Central
Tuesday 11th December 2018 11:40pm Comedy Central
Saturday 15th December 2018 12:55am Comedy Central
Monday 17th December 2018 11:30pm Comedy Central
Tuesday 18th December 2018 2:30am CC Extra
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 1:05am BBC1
Saturday 2nd January 2021 1:20am BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 21st December 2021 12:20am BBC1
Saturday 25th December 2021 12:30am BBC1 Scot
Monday 14th November 2022 9:00pm BBC3
Tuesday 15th November 2022 12:20am BBC3
Tuesday 15th November 2022 3:00am BBC3
Saturday 24th December 2022 10:35pm BBC3
Sunday 25th December 2022 12:45am BBC3
Sunday 25th December 2022 3:30am BBC3
Thursday 14th December 2023 12:20am BBC3
Friday 15th December 2023 11:35pm BBC3
Saturday 16th December 2023 2:15am BBC3
Friday 22nd December 2023 11:10pm BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Layton Williams Stephen
Charlie Wernham Mitchell
Mathew Horne Fraser
Jack Whitehall Alfie
Sarah Solemani Miss Gulliver
Ethan Lawrence Joe
Nikki Runeckles Chantelle
Kae Alexander Jing
Jack Binstead Rem Dogg
Jack Bence Grayson
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
Jack Whitehall Associate Producer
Peter Oliver Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Vince Pope Composer


The Trust Exercise

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

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

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