Bad Education 3 Seasons 2012

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Season 1
(53) IMDb 7.6/10

1. Parents' Evening

It is Parents? Evening at Abbey Grove School and Alfie has some explaining to do.

Starring:
Jack Whitehall,Mathew Horne
Runtime:
29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Ben Gosling Fuller
Starring Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne
Supporting actors Michelle Gomez, Sarah Solemani, Ethan Lawrence
Season year 2012
Network BBC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ben Dunne on 5 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
When I first heard Jack Whitehall was writing his own sitcom I didn't know what to think. Sure, the man is very talented, but he is still quite new to the comedy scene and I wasn't sure if he was yet up to the task of writing an entire comedy series himself. But to be fair to the man, he's pulled it off with style. The show can be absolutely hilarious at times and even more importantly, the characters are actually likeable and you care about what happens to them. Jacks character, Alfie, despite being a complete tool at times, has a good heart and you sometimes even feel bad for him when his schemes go awry. Matthew Horne is also fantastic as Frasier, the schools headmaster who thinks he's down with the kids and is constantly giving Alfie misguided advice on how to handle his students.
Speaking of the students, if the show does have one flaw, it's that the students(as likeable as they are) can seem a bit unrealistic at times, almost like they exist purely for the shows script to work. For instance, the Asian student frequently shouts insults at Alfie in her native tongue, which Alfie then interprets as meaning something else. The joke is used way too frequently and becomes tiring after awhile. That said, the cast of students are quite memorable despite how stereotypical some of them are. (The gay student, the disabled kid etc. )
All in all however, it is a really good show that hopefully in time can turn into an excellent one. It's not full of swearing, it doesn't need to make fun of others for it's laughs and it has a surprisingly big heart. Don't get me wrong though, all that stuff can be great, as the inbetweeners and others have proven. It's just nice to see a comedy in this day and age that doesn't need to be overly offensive to get it's laughs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
I am a great fan of Jack Whitehall, and in 'Bad Education', he stars as Alfie Wickers, a young history teacher who wears the unenviable tag around his neck of 'the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system', and he's undoubtedly a much bigger child than those 15 year olds he teaches in his class. The group of school kids are diverse, albeit stereotypical, lovable and generally very easy to relate. There's the teacher's pet, the tough guy, the flirty girl, the homosexual lad, the lass with a temper, etc, etc.

Alfie constantly tries to impress his first crush, the bisexual science teacher Rosie Gulliver (Sarah Solemani) by attempting to appear 'cool', but failing miserably. He has at least however found ways of dealing with the school's eccentric headmaster Shaquille Fra$er (portrayed by the brilliant Matthew Horne), who constantly embarrasses his staff and is generally unsuitable for his high profession in just about every way. With a great cast of comedy talent, hilarious scripts by Jack and two other writers, plenty of charm and more than a little crudeness, 'Bad Education' is just an instantly likeable show. I was a fan within the first five minutes of episode one.

BBC Three don't have the best track record in the world of giving their viewers a great sitcom, but 'Bad Education' is one of those exceptions. A must see for Jack Whitehall fans, or any fan of modern British comedy. The DVD includes extras like video diaries and a 'making of'.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sophie Taranay on 12 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
For anyone who has yet to see Bad Education, where on Earth have you been hiding? A relatively new BBC3 comedy that I am sure will be around for some time, focuses on a newly qualified teacher in a secondary school, with a class of typical 15 year old pupils. What makes this so funny and 'likable' is the fact that the teacher (Alfie Wickers - Jack Whitehall) seems to switch from being bumbling and pathetic, saying the wrong things and portraying himself as a useless and offensive teacher, yet at times shows that he genuinely cares for his students. In his own, almost always incorrect way, he's trying to help.

There are several undercurrents in the show, one being Alfie being almost obsessed with Biology teacher Rosie (Sarah Solemani) and is always trying to either impress her or get her to go out with him, which currently is failing miserably. The head teacher Fraser (Matthew Horne - Gavin & Stacey) is almost useless as the head of such an inner city school. He fails to control any issue, usually makes it worse and the cringing I do watching almost reminds me of the cringing I did while watching Ricky Gervais in The Office.

The students nearly always, along with Jack, steal the show. Nikki Runeckles who plays Chantelle Parsons, according to a recent survey on the Facebook page, is the most likable student. She is obsessed with her teacher, continually fantasizing about being his girlfriend and is played remarkably well by Nikki. The other students seem to have their own continuing story line, the typical 'hard' lad, the disabled lad in a wheelchair, the gay student, the foreign student et al

My only small, minor gripe is the head teacher Fraser needs some better material to work with.
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This only critique I have about this program is it feel in some. parts like the series-TEACHERS- from a few years back. A very lazy teacher-Alfie- (Who does resemble Andrew Lincoln's character in TEACHERS). Know it all teenagers. This show has incredibly funny bits & is very well written. I like Jack Whitehal''s character in Bad Education far more than his in-Fresh Meat. The scripts are incredibly funny & you can't help but love the cast. I hope this series has been renewed!!
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