Sunday, March 1, 2015
Filming is underway in Cornwall on a full-length spin-off film from the bit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education, starring comedian Jack Whitehall back in the role of Alfie Wickers, "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system".
The 26-year old is joined by the rest of the show’s cast, including Ethan Lawrence as Joe, Nikki Runeckles as Chantelle, Layton Williams as Stephen, Charlie Wernham as Mitchell, Jack Binstead as Rem Dogg, Kae Alexander as Jing and Weruche Opia as Cleopatra.
Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield are also all set to return.
Whitehall said: “It’s very exciting to be bringing Bad Education to the big screen. It’s great to be reunited one last time with my amazing class of kids before they get ripped apart by puberty.”
Bad Education made its debut on BBC3 in August 2012 and ran for three series' until October 2014. It was the channel’s highest ever rating for a debut comedy, being watched by a cumulative 3.5 million viewers across the BBC platforms. The show went from strength to strength with series 2 being one of the most viewed shows on the BBC I-player, receiving 2.9 million requests.
Alfie Wickers is probably the worst teacher to (dis)grace the English education system, but no one cares about their pupils quite as much as Alfie does. Having completed their GCSEs, Alfie is keen for his class to join him on one last hurrah and what follows is a coming of age story like no other.
The Bad Education Movie is co-written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, and directed by Elliot Hegarty. The film is produced by Ben Cavey and Pippa Brown from Cave Bear Productions.
Shooting for The Bad Education Movie began on 23rd February 2015 and the film will shoot for five weeks on location in the UK.