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Bad Education - Series 1 [DVD]

Jack Whitehall , Mat Horne    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jack Whitehall, Mat Horne
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Sep 2013
  • Run Time: 168 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0089KSLUY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 955 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


'...absolutely properly hilarious. Funniest thing for ages.' The Guaridian

'A class act.' The Independent

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 (Mathew Horne) the hair-brained Headmaster who longs to be down with the kids, Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani) the biology teacher with a heart of gold but perhaps a dash too much openness and honesty, Miss Mollinson (Leila Hoffman) the happily swinging Head of Maths who won’t let her hip-replacement get in the way and Deputy Headmistress Miss Pickwell (Michelle Gomez) 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 Alfi e 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 disastrous parents’ evenings 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.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very likeable and funny sitcom. 5 Sep 2012
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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Addictive, Endearing 12 Sep 2012
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bad education series one 9 Feb 2014
By duncan
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if you don't laugh at this then there is something wrong with you a shambolic look at secondary school education very very funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Show Ever! 30 Dec 2013
By Atef F
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This is one of the best shows BBC has ever produced. Arrived from the UK to the USA quickly. Perfect everything!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!! 5 May 2013
I love, love, love this show!! Hilariously funny! The high school students are ridiculous and teachers are a riot! This show is wonderful!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 5 Sep 2012
By BeBe
I was hooked on this as soon as I saw the first episode. It's just hilarious. The script is sharp, the cultural references spot-on, and the direction and musical score are the perfect icing on the cake. Watching this, I can see how it was influenced by the comedy greats; 'I'm Alan Partridge', 'The Office' and 'Fawlty Towers'. (In fact I see the character of Alfie Wickers as a baby-Basil Fawlty.) The casting is pure genius. Matthew Horne is, as ever, brilliant. And there are also moments when this comedy shows some 'heart'. Jack Whitehall should feel immensely proud of this superb comedy. It's the best British sitcom in a long, long, time. I'll be pre-ordering the DVD pretty sharpish....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Education 17 Jan 2013
Heaven forbid he based his character on me. I was Jack's primary school P.E. teacher. I don't recall any of the scenes and situations for real but even so they made me laugh. Maybe Jack remembers the short stories I gave while driving the mini bus from the school to the Bank of England sports grounds. He was but five years of age and I think the Monster teddy bears were a favorite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed til I Cried! 11 Jun 2014
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Seriously, if you haven't seen this before make sure you get some Tena Lady in
in advance.
Pant wettingly funny.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good DVD excellent service
Published 4 days ago by Jane Lang
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good product
Published 1 month ago by M. J. Cornish
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!
Superb. Can't wait to get series 2.
Published 1 month ago by Edward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
omg hilarious if u never seen this get this dvd
Published 2 months ago by K. Cleaver
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
This has got to be one of the funniest comedy series I have ever seen. It is a very well written series with some excellent actors and actresses. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars This series is just brilliant and I am sure there are quite a few ...
This series is just brilliant and I am sure there are quite a few people who are missing this, makes me laugh out loud so much but also some awful cringe worthy moments, and the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ambrettagold
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bad education is the funniest TV series ever! Watch watch watch!!!!
Published 3 months ago by chloe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely brilliant
Published 3 months ago by Mrs A M O'Leary
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Whitehall Hits a Home Run with this!!!
This only critique I have about this program is it feel in some. parts like the series-TEACHERS- from a few years back. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bradley S Martell
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Let down by its reliance on stereotypes. Lots of potential but got predictable because of the two-dimensional characters. They all deserved better.
Published 4 months ago by Pony
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