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Series 3, Episode 1 - Strike

The summer term has started, and Fraser's got the school into dire financial straits. Things are so bad he's got to sack a member of staff, but Miss Gulliver is not going to let it happen without a fight.

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Bad Education. Image shows from L to R: Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani), Stephen (Layton Williams), Jing (Kae Alexander). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

It's summer term and Alfie Wickers is back in high spirits to get his class through their exams. But there is a shock for Alfie with the revelation that his dad Martin Wickers has been appointed as the new deputy head whose first jobs are to increase class sizes and fire a member of staff after Fraser has badly invested the school's money in his own clothing range, Dolce and GaBanter.

For Alfie this means a new class member, Cleopatra, and a tough decision to make - stand by his girlfriend, Miss Gulliver when she leads the teachers on strike, or sacrifice himself to save his class from failing their exams.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th September 2014
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 21st April 2024 at 11:25pm on BBC3
  2. Monday 22nd April 2024 at 3:05am on BBC3

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th September 2014 12:30am BBC3
Saturday 20th September 2014 12:25am BBC3
Saturday 20th September 2014 2:50am BBC3
Sunday 21st September 2014 2:00am BBC3
Sunday 21st September 2014 10:45pm BBC3
Monday 22nd September 2014 1:30am BBC3
Monday 22nd September 2014 3:30am BBC3
Friday 5th December 2014 10:00pm BBC3
Saturday 6th December 2014 1:30am BBC3
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 10:30pm BBC3
Thursday 11th February 2016 3:00am BBC3
Friday 12th February 2016 1:00am BBC3
Monday 15th February 2016 10:30pm BBC3
Wednesday 10th May 2017 10:00pm Comedy Central
Monday 15th May 2017 1:30am Comedy Central
Monday 15th May 2017 11:30pm Comedy Central
Tuesday 14th August 2018 11:00pm Comedy Central
Saturday 8th September 2018 12:00am CC Extra
Monday 14th November 2022 9:30pm BBC3
Tuesday 15th November 2022 12:50am BBC3
Tuesday 15th November 2022 3:30am BBC3

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
Harry Enfield Martin Wickers
Weruche Opia Cleopatra
Guest cast
Jacqueline Boatswain Governor
Grant Stimpson Mr Heather
Writing team
Jack Whitehall Writer
Freddy Syborn Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Aiden Spackman Script Editor
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Jack Whitehall Associate Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Vince Pope Composer


Bad Education - Series 3 Trailer

Alfie is back!

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Layton Williams (Stephen) & Weruche Opia (Cleopatra).

Behaviour spoilers

Alfie finds an unusual way to control his classroom.

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Layton Williams (Stephen), Charlie Wernham (Mitchell) & Weruche Opia (Cleopatra).

The stupidest kids in Britain

A newspaper interview gives Alfie an insight into how much his students actually know.

Featuring: Jack Whitehall (Alfie), Layton Williams (Stephen), Nikki Runeckles (Chantelle) & Charlie Wernham (Mitchell).

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