The second season of BBC Three’s comedy series Bad Education will premiere on Tuesday September 3rd at 10pm, it has been announced.
Created by Jack Whitehall, Bad Education follows Alfie Wickers, Abbey Grove high school’s self-styled maverick teacher-in-residence. In reality though, as Alfie is straight out of teacher training and into his first job, he shares more traits with the kids he teaches than the other teachers; he is in fact a bigger kid than most of the kids in his class. Alfie relies on his misguided sense of cunning and his poorly developed ability to lie and cheat to hold down his job. But, it all comes from a good place because Alfie really cares about his class of dunces who have been written off by the rest of the staff. The comedy series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and features a large cast which includes Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne, Michelle Gomez and Sarah Solemani. Joining the cast for the show’s second season are Harry Enfield, Samantha Spiro, Greg McHugh, Frances Barber and Jake Canuso.
In the opening episode of the show’s second season, titled Swimming Gala, Abbey Grove’s new term kicks off with the annual Swimming Gala and Headmaster Mr Fraser (Mathew Horne) decides to pay homage to the fact the UK recently hosted the greatest show on earth (Splash) by ending this year’s gala with their very own synchronised diving competition. Alfie (Jack Whitehall) and his class never normally take part in the gala but lured by a cash bet with Deputy Headmistress Miss Pickwell (Michelle Gomez) he decides to bribe his class with group trip to Nandos and enter the event. The first day back is also a chance for Alfie to catch up with his girlfriend, Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani) only he is very 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 in fact dating.
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