Bad Education Series 2
Bad Education – written by and starring Jack Whitehall – returns to BBC3, and it’s even bigger and better than the hugely successful first series.
Mathew Horne, Michelle Gomez and Sarah Solemani reprise their roles in this series. They are joined by brilliant new cast additions including Harry Enfield, Samantha Spiro, Greg McHugh, Frances Barber and Jake Canuso. Also returning are the wonderful young comedy talent in Alfie’s class.
It’s a new term and Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) is back as the self-styled maverick of Abbey Grove, attempting to teach his class something – anything – that requires zero effort. Though Alfie’s heart’s always in the right place, his judgment is often clouded by the fact he is, in reality, a bigger kid than any of the kids he teaches.
Alfie’s first shock of the term is the discovery that his ‘girlfriend’, biology teacher Miss Gulliver, is not his girlfriend at all. Her facebook status ‘in a relationship’ refers not to Alfie, but to the fact that she’s dating a female ex-pupil.
Having lost Gulliver, Alfie’s world is further rocked by Miss Pickwell reassigning his class to a new American teacher. Alfie’s rival, Mr Schwimer, quickly becomes everyone’s hero. But could he be too good to be true?
Head teacher Mr. Fraser is Alfie’s would-be best mate and guru. But after the school is shocked by Miss Pickwell’s death, Fraser makes Alfie’s life impossible by hiring Professor Green as the new Deputy Head. Pro Green is obsessed with grammar, uniforms, the curriculum and (worst of all) Alfie’s love-starved dad.
When Fraser makes the biggest error of judgement yet and invests all the school’s money in a Nigerian oil scam, can Alfie save the school, keep his class together, and stop Miss Gulliver from leaving the chaos of Abbey Grove (and Alfie) forever?
Bad Education series two features a swimming gala, a drugs awareness day that ends in utter humiliation for Alfie, Fraser staging Abbey Grove’s own Take Me Out and Joe being shot in the bum.
It may be a new term, but it looks like Alfie hasn’t learnt a thing, but his pupils still love him….