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The Bad Education Movie

by Cave Bear Productions


Mr Wickers and his class go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.


I found myself laughing out loud. Iain Glen is brilliant. The fact that he has this wonderful face, that he looks like this weather beaten Cornish romantic fisherman/murderous rebel actually does tether the movie in some mythic way. You have this fantastic performance that is almost straight but is very funny as well.

– BBC’s Front Row, Hannah McGill

Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on scene-stealing form as a salty sea dog who believes a little too passionately in Cornish independence, and his character’s plans turn what was a by-the-numbers sitcom movie into something a bit more unexpected and ambitious. But it’s funny – oftentimes laugh-out-loud funny – with toilet humour playing its part, but rubbing shoulders with clever word-play, some good slapstick, homages to E.T. and The Wicker Man, a spot of social satire, and dick jokes. Lots of dick jokes.
Whitehall and co-writer Freddy Syborn make some unexpected narrative choices, director Elliot Hegarty directs in a style that transcends the show’s small-screen roots, and ultimately there are enough good jokes to make the feature a worthwhile endeavour.

– IGN US, Chris Tilly

Funny? Bad Education is unexpectedly hilarious, and that’s before the plot proper kicks in, with Whitehall’s Alfie Wickers becoming the leader of a toothless band of Cornish terrorists led by Iain Glen.
Written by Whitehall and the TV-show’s co-creator Freddy Syborn and directed smartly by TV’s Elliot Hegarty, making his feature debut, Bad Education is not by any means well-funded but marries a strong sense of comic timing with a visual ambition which knows its limitations. Unlike others of its type, this film isn’t at all harsh on the eye, and Hegarty makes playful cinematic references throughout which underscore the performances and some snappy writing.

– Screen Daily, Fionnuala Halligan


Jack Whitehall
Alfie Wickers
Iain Glen
Mathew Horne
Harry Enfield
Martin Wickers
Joanna Scanlan
Susan Polter
Sarah Solemani
Rosie Gulliver
Jack Binstead
Rem Dogg
Ethan Lawrence
Joe Poulter
Weruche Opia
Talulah Riley
Nikki Runeckles
Kae Alexander
Lindsay Adams
Peggy Sue
Kae Alexander
Paul Blackwell
Armed Police
David Brain
German Teacher
Tom Davis
Big Tom
Anthony Farrelly
Armed Police
David Gant
Hilary Gish
Mrs. Carmichael
Richard Glover
Tour Guide
Jeremy Irvine
Atticus Hoye
Bruce Mackinnon
Grant Dodd
Colin Matthews
Mchael Hoye, M.P.
Steve Oram
Officer Rowe
Commander Andrews
Sheila Reid
Max Rinehart
Steve Speirs
Josh Taylor
Elliot Hegarty
Ben Cavey
Pippa Brown
Pete Rowe


I found myself laughing out loud. Iain Glen is brilliant