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Bad Education | Series 5 Preview (BBC Three)

Hit BBC Three comedy Bad Education is back in class for a fifth series at Abbey Grove.

The upcoming series of Bad Education features lead actors Layton Williams as drama teacher Stephen Carmichael and Charlie Wernham as PE teacher Mitchell Harper. Also returning are Mathew Horne as Mr Fraser and Vicki Pepperdine as headteacher Ms Hoburn.

The new generation of Class K will all be returning to Abbey Grove for the fifth series, including glamorous gossip Usma (Asha Hassan), wannabe roadman Inchez (Anthony J Abraham), himbo Harrison (Bobby Johnson), clueless slacktivist Jinx (Laura Marcus), eccentric Warren (Ali Hadji-Heshmati) and energetic hustler Blessing (Francesca Amewudah-Rivers).

The Bad Education Reunion was the highest rating comedy on BBC Three since the channel was relaunched in 2022.

Episode 1: After spending their life savings on a wedding venue mix up, Mitchell risks losing Kayleigh. Class K come to the rescue, promoting a boxing match at Abbey Grove with dramatic consequences for Warren.

Episode 2: When Mitchell gets a bit part in a gangster film, it goes to his head. Swayed by the hype, Hoburn instructs him and Stephen to swap jobs. But Class K don’t like the change, as there’s a big drama competition looming.

Episode 3: Hoburn enlists fitness guru Mo Dix to get the school back in shape. Whilst Class K protest under Mo’s regime, Stephen falls for him going to great lengths to get rid of Mitchell so Mo can replace him as the new PE teacher.

Episode 4: The recovery of Stephen and Mitchell’s old time capsule, prompts an overnight break in and some ghostly encounters and revelations for Class K. Hoburn is desperate to keep the identity of the new art teacher a secret.

Episode 5: When Jinx abandons her studies to spend more time with Mitchell, Class K struggle with their exam prep and ask Fraser to help. Leading to an unusual interpretation of Pygmalion, involving a pig.

Episode 6: Class K’s camping trip spirals into chaos after Mitchell takes his pranks a step too far. Stephen goes missing when he encounters an old drama school rival. And Warren reveals he has a secret crush on somebody.

Bad Education returns Sunday 14th January at 9pm on BBC Three.

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