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 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.

Further details

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


    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
    Weruche Opia Cleopatra
    Charlie Wernham Mitchell
    Harry Enfield Martin Wickers
    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), Weruche Opia (Cleopatra), Charlie Wernham (Mitchell).

    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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