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 Worst Episodes of Bad Education

Bad Education - S1E3

#1 - Self Defence

7.67

Season 1 - Episode 3

A new computer game craze hits Abbey Grove School that has got the children imitating a dangerous move called the 'blitz kick'. Fraser decides to buy a copy of the game to see what all the fuss is about but inadvertently turns his staff into addicts as well. Alfie decides to support his beloved Miss Gulliver in taking a stand against all this violence by organising a weapons amnesty. While Fraser hires a very inappropriate self-defence tutor, Preet, to help demonstrate the dangers of violence.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Bad Education from 156 votes.

Bad Education - S3E4

#2 - Fundraising

7.67

Season 3 - Episode 4

Martin Wickers's attempts to teach Alfie to drive end in disaster when they run over the school caretaker. Alfie and his class start fundraising for the caretaker's urgent surgery. However, when the school bully Grayson is transferred to Alfie's class, it soon becomes clear that their noble intentions might be difficult with him around. Soon Alfie and his class find themselves no longer leading a charitable enterprise, but being taken on a joyride in a stolen ambulance. Fraser has taken up pole dancing and sees the fundraiser as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate his skills.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Bad Education from 128 votes.

Bad Education - S1E1

#3 - Parents' Evening

7.71

Season 1 - Episode 1

It is parents' evening at Abbey Grove School and Alfie is under pressure from the deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell to mark his mock exam papers, otherwise she will fail his whole class. However, news that biology teacher Miss Gulliver has split from her boyfriend only serves to distract him as he becomes fixated with securing a date with her. But with the unpredictable headmaster Mr Fraser also keen to make a move on Miss Gulliver, Alfie resorts to desperate measures both to mark the papers and beat Fraser to a date.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Bad Education from 223 votes.

Bad Education - S2E4

#4 - Valentine's Day

7.73

Season 2 - Episode 4

It is Valentine's Day and headmaster Mr Fraser has planned a special Abbey Grove 'Take Me Out' to help the shy kids find love. New deputy headmistress Professor Green is rubbing everyone up the wrong way, apart from Alfie's father, who happened to go to teacher training college with her. Alfie is desperately trying to persuade Miss Gulliver to come to dinner with him, but is distracted by some shock news from Chantelle. Will Gulliver turn up to dinner and who is Martin Wickers's surprise dinner date?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Bad Education from 123 votes.

Bad Education - S1E4

#5 - School Trip

7.77

Season 1 - Episode 4

It is the day of the Abbey Grove school field trips and Alfie and Gulliver are escorting their pupils to a petting zoo and ink museum. Fraser takes his group of pupils to a 'poetry recital' which turns out to be a rap battle, and Pickwell decides to take her class to an abattoir. Things go from bad to worse, when Alfie takes an opportunity to hijack his field trip and turn it into a Bear Grylls-esque survival course.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Bad Education from 144 votes.

Bad Education - S3E5
#6 - The Exam
7.79
Season 3 - Episode 5

Fraser discovers that Alfie never passed his biology GCSE, so Alfie must go back to school himself to be taught by Gulliver and sit the exam with his own class. It should be the perfect opportunity to prove to Gulliver that he can motivate his class and lead by example, but Alfie decides there is only one real option: cheating. But, with the revelation that the notorious ball-breaking invigilator Mr Hewston will be overseeing the exam, it becomes clear that this is going to be a battle of wits. Meanwhile Martin Wickers is babysitting his girlfriend's dog and Fraser is organising the end-of-exam skip party.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Bad Education from 132 votes.

Bad Education - S3E2
#7 - After School Clubs
7.82
Season 3 - Episode 2

Mitchell announces he is leaving Abbey Grove, but there is the perfect opportunity for a farewell party when Fraser decides to rent out rooms to after-school clubs for extra cash. However, things get complicated for Alfie when he promises to attend Gulliver's book group, Fraser's LARPing club and Mitchell's leaving party. Alfie wants to use the book group as an opportunity to impress Gulliver, but when he gets his class to write the chapter summaries things quickly go from bad to worse. Simultaneously, he has got to help Fraser win a fantasy battle against two very self-important LARPers and survive Mitchell's leaving pranks. Will he be able to do all three without letting someone down?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Bad Education from 151 votes.

Bad Education - S3E1
#8 - Strike
7.83
Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Bad Education from 154 votes.

Bad Education - S1E5
#9 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Bad Education from 152 votes.

Bad Education - S3E3
#10 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Bad Education from 139 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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