Based on Jack Whitehall's hit TV series
By Bad Education
Based on Jack Whitehall's hit BBC Three comedy series
Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, follows Alfie Wickers the worst teacher to ever (dis)grace the British Education System, and a bigger kid than the pupils he teaches. Abbey Grove school is populated by some of the weirdest teachers you could ever meet: Fraser the hair-brained Headmaster who longs to be down with the kids, Miss Gulliver the biology teacher with a heart of gold but perhaps a dash too much openness and honesty, Miss Mollinson the happily swinging Head of Maths who won't let her hip replacement get in the way and Deputy Headmistress Miss Pickwell who displays all the charm and sensitivity of a Third Reich Dominatrix.
Alfie's class is Form K, a bunch of misfits that have been written off by the rest of the school, but Alfie can't help but see a bit of himself in them. This is about a class of kids and their teacher's quest to get through life and get the best results with the minimum amount of effort possible. Sadly it's not an equation that always adds up. From a disastrous parents' evening to cringe-worthy sex-education lessons to life threatening self-defence classes to school elections full of dirty tricks and a school trip to see a rhino pig; Bad Education is school life as you've never seen it before.
Bad Education: The Teachers' Handbook is filled with hilarious content from both the first and upcoming second series from pupils' report cards and the graffiti found in the staff toilets, to Alfie's teaching methods and the best ways to scam a free laptop from the government.
Bad Education is a British sitcom produced starring Jack Whitehall as young teacher Alfie Wickers - 'the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system' - at the fictional Abbey Grove School, in Watford, Hertfordshire.
The series ran on BBC Three from 2012 to 2014, with a feature film released in August 2015.
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A very enjoyable spin-off from a TV show that totally lends itself to the comedy-book format. — Heat
Bad Education is fabulous, a very silly half-hour of anarchic inappropriate joy. With some lovely situations and some lovely lines. Crucially, Bad Education has heaps of personality. — Guardian