7.5
513 votes
Bad Education

Bad Education

BBC Three 2012

Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, follows Alfie, the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system, and a bigger kid than his students.Despite his obvious shortcomings, Alfie's position at the school is stable thanks to Fraser, the school's headmaster, who tragically longs to be as cool as Alfie. He's the teacher who just wants to be everyone's 'best mate' and is prone to massive and very public mishaps.There's also Miss Gulliver, the school biology teacher and the apple of Alfie's eye. She cares deeply about the school and the students.Deputy headmistress Pickwell is less easy-going. She is an 'old school' teacher and can't stand her younger colleagues. She's a disciplinarian who wants Creationism put back on the syllabus and would prefer a school without children at all!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Bad Education

Bad Education - S3E6

#1 - Prom

8.15

Season 3 - Episode 6

With exams over it's careers advice day for Form K, but it is Alfie who makes the biggest decision of all when he realises he can't go on teaching without his beloved class and quits Abbey Grove. Fraser is devastated to lose his best friend and takes the news badly. Alfie reveals he has landed himself a job at the Playstation factory and cannot be tempted back despite Gulliver and his class begging him to return. But will the truth about Alfie's new job be exposed and will they manage to convince him to return to Abbey Grove? And who will be crowned prom king and queen?

The episode was rated from 140 votes.

Bad Education - S1E2

#2 - Sex Education

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 2

Abbey Grove School parents are worried about the impending arrival of the French exchange students, after Jean Claude and his French classmates ran riot leaving a wake of lovestruck teenagers behind them the previous year. This year, Fraser is determined to prove to the angry parents that he has got everything under control, especially with his right-hand man Alfie by his side. But is Alfie really the right man to entrust with a sex education class?

The episode was rated from 190 votes.

Bad Education - S2E3

#3 - Funeral

8.06

Season 2 - Episode 3

Abbey Grove is rocked by the news that deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell is dead and Alfie is left particularly on edge when her suicide note clearly lays the finger of blame on him after one of his class's pranks pushes her over the edge. Haunted by guilt, will Alfie be able to put her unquiet spirit at rest with the perfect memorial service? With Pickwell gone, headmaster Mr Fraser decides to advertise for her position with less-than-successful results, which may mean Miss Gulliver is offered the role full-time. But will the power change her?

The episode was rated from 135 votes.

Bad Education - S2E6

#4 - Fundraiser

8.03

Season 2 - Episode 6

Abbey Grove is plunged into financial ruin when headmaster Mr Fraser gives the Nigerian Minister of Finance all their money with the promise of huge returns on the investment. With Professor Green executing an austerity drive which sees the school pillaged of resources, Miss Gulliver thinks it's time to move on. Will Alfie come up with a plan to save the school and stop Miss Gulliver from leaving? And how will he react to the big announcement Professor Green is hiding from him about his father?

The episode was rated from 135 votes.

Bad Education - S2E1

#5 - Swimming Gala

8.03

Season 2 - Episode 1

Abbey Grove's new term kicks off with the annual swimming gala and headmaster Mr Fraser decides to pay homage to the fact the UK recently hosted the greatest show on earth, Splash, by ending it with their very own synchronised diving competition. Alfie and his class don't usually take part in the gala, but lured by a cash bet with deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell he decides to bribe them with a group trip to a restaurant and enter the event. The first day back is also a chance for Alfie to catch up with his girlfriend Miss Gulliver, but he's shocked to find out that he isn't in a relationship with her at all, and even more shocked to find out who she is actually dating.

The episode was rated from 154 votes.

Bad Education - S2E2
#6 - The American
8.01
Season 2 - Episode 2

Alfie is shocked by the arrival of a new teacher at Abbey Grove, Mr Schwimer and even more shocked to learn that he will be taking over Alfie’s own class. Desperately upset that his class seem to be having a great time and actually learning proper, real life GCSE history with their new teacher, Alfie is even more unhappy when he finds out which class Miss Pickwell has given him instead. With Headmaster Fraser and Miss Gulliver both increasingly charmed by Mr Schwimer it is left to Alfie and Jing to uncover the truth behind this American imposter

The episode was rated from 140 votes.
Bad Education - S1E6
#7 - Politics
7.98
Season 1 - Episode 6

The Abbey Grove school election is underway and each class must put forward a candidate. Gulliver's candidate is school brainbox David Millbank. When Gulliver implies Alfie's class are all 'unelectable', he decides to make it his mission to prove her wrong. Meanwhile Fraser is suspended due to an unfortunate incident involving a very provocative internet viral, which means Pickwell has firmly got her sights on trying to get the job for herself.

The episode was rated from 126 votes.
Bad Education - S2E5
#8 - Drugs
7.92
Season 2 - Episode 5

Headmaster Mr Fraser has organised a special guest speaker for Drugs Awareness Day, much to Miss Gulliver's annoyance. Alfie's class is alarmed by the news that Stephen's parents want him to leave Abbey Grove. Can Alfie persuade Stephen's parents to let him stay or will his attraction to drugs councillor India threaten to jeopardise everything?

The episode was rated from 136 votes.
Bad Education - S3E3
#9 - Sports Day
7.86
Season 3 - Episode 3

It's Abbey Grove's sports day and Fraser has hired the most inappropriate new sports teacher to oversee events - Preet. Alfie sees this as the perfect opportunity to challenge Miss Gulliver's ex-boyfriend to an endurance event, which Preet offers to design. But with a steroid scandal rocking the school and Alfie desperate to win by any means possible, will he make it over the finish line with his dignity intact?

The episode was rated from 139 votes.
Bad Education - S1E5
#10 - Football Match
7.84
Season 1 - Episode 5

It is the biggest football match of the Abbey Grove school year, as they take on the local public school, Middleton House. After the PE teacher goes missing, Fraser decides that Alfie is the ideal candidate to coach the Abbey Grove team. There are a couple of problems with this decision - firstly Alfie knows nothing about football and secondly Middleton House happens to be his childhood school, which means being reacquainted with his old games teacher and nemesis Mr Humpage.

The episode was rated from 152 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

Comments

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recommended by family, never really been a fan of Jack Whitehall but really enjoyed this show! Can't wait for the movie to come out on home release!

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One of the funniest series of today! Love it!

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This is sooooo good. Series 2 will have the episodes on the BBC iPlayer a week before it airs on TV, so the first episode of series 2 is already on there.

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