Sex Education. Image shows from L to R: Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa), Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield). Copyright: Eleven Film
Sex Education

Sex Education

  • TV comedy drama
  • Netflix
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 24 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama about a teenage virgin who sets up a sex therapy clinic at his school. Stars Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Gillian Anderson, Tanya Reynolds and more.

  • Due to return for Series 4

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Series 2, Episode 8

The talking cure may be failing Otis and Jean as they sort out their issues. A wary Maeve makes the finals. Sexy Shakespeare never goes out of style.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th January 2020
59 minutes

Cast & crew

Asa Butterfield Otis Milburn
Ncuti Gatwa Eric Effiong
Emma Mackey Maeve Wiley
Gillian Anderson Jean Milburn
Tanya Reynolds Lily Iglehart
Patricia Allison Ola
Aimee Lou Wood Aimee Gibbs
Connor Swindells Adam Groff
Kedar Williams-Stirling Jackson Marchetti
Chaneil Kular Anwar
Jim Howick Mr Colin Hendricks
Rakhee Thakrar Miss Emily Sands
Samantha Spiro Mrs Maureen Groff
Lisa Palfrey Cynthia
Hannah Waddingham Jackson's White Mum
Joe Wilkinson Jeffrey
Mikael Persbrandt Jakob the Builder
Sharon Duncan-Brewster Jackson's Black Mum
Chris Jenks Steve
Doreene Blackstock Mrs Effoing
Anne-Marie Duff Erin Wiley
Sami Outalbali Rahim
George Robinson Isaac
George Somner Joe
Chinenye Ezeudu Vivienne Odesanyo
Lino Facioli Dex Thompson
Guest cast
James Purefoy Remi Milburn (Otis's Dad)
T'Nia Miller Maxine Tarrington (Chair of Governors)
Mirren Mack Florence
George Georgiou Youssef (Adam's Boss)
Stephen Fry National Student Quiz Championships Host
Sarah Malin Social Worker
Myriam Acharki Jean's Doctor
Jonny Muir (as Johnny Muir) 'Mercutio'
Dee Ahluwalia 'Benvolio'
Writing team
Laurie Nunn Writer
Clare Couchman Story Producer
Lucy Arditti Assistant Script Editor
Production team
Ben Taylor Director
Jon Jennings Producer
Jamie Campbell Executive Producer
Ben Taylor Executive Producer
Laurie Nunn Executive Producer
Simon Morris Line Producer
Siân Robins-Grace Co-Executive Producer
David Webb Editor
Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
Lauren Evans Casting Director
Jamie Cairney Director of Photography
Rosa Dias Costume Designer
Pamela Smyth Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Ezra Furman Composer
Angharad Batten 1st Assistant Director


Sex Education creator reveals alternate season 2 ending

Director Ben Taylor has now revealed that he did shoot an alternate scene when filming the finale.

Chris Edwards, Digital Spy, 26th January 2020

Sex Education season 2 review

The saturated palette, a season one controversy, is now essential to the functioning of the show.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 16th January 2020

Sex Education, season 2 review

Sweet, funny, admirable - but not very sexy.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 16th January 2020

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