Starts November 13

Show Synopsis

From the acclaimed writers of East is East - winner 16 major movie awards and the BAFTA Best Drama Winner, Shameless - comes a new school college based drama - The ABC. Combining sharp wit with emotional storylines, big characters and contemporary view of multi-cultural teenage life – the show promises smiles, laughs and tears.

Drama series about a new academy school that merges the lives and cultures of a community.

Drama series about a new academy school that merges the lives and cultures of a community.

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About The Show

The ABC is set in Ackley Bridge; a Yorkshire town which has a large white community and a large Asian community – which don’t mix.

But that is about to change as the two main schools in the town, one predominantly Asian, the other predominantly white, merge.

We follow the increasingly chaotic lives of the teenagers, teachers and parents as their lives become unpredictably intertwined at the new Ackley Bridge College. We watch as they muddle their way through this new environment and attempt to mop up the mistakes they make along the way. Sometimes more successfully than others.

Will the new academy sink, swim… or implode?

Our stories will chart an uncompromising, clear-eyed, entertaining path through the minefield of growing up in an ever-changing world. We won’t shy away from multiculturalism nor from 21st century economic deprivation, modern jobs and job prospects, nor from an authentic account of a modern so-called ‘community’, nor from local corruption, immigration, drugs, sex, body image nightmares and life lived in cyberspace

A character-driven, gritty, funny, truthful, authentic, subversive, mischievous angle on a multicultural life…

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 10:45am

Episode 1 | Series 1

It's the first day at the brand new academy school, and best friends Missy and Nas are now attending the same school for the very first time.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 11:40am

Episode 2 | Series 1

Jordan finds himself in charge of a baby that he has to sneak into school, and he blackmails PE teacher Steve into helping him out.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 12:35pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

Missy convinces Nas to make a play for her teacher, but Nas is served a curveball when her dad announces that he has other plas for her.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 1:30pm

Episode 4 | Series 1

Missy suffers a traumatic discovery regarding Nana Booth and fearing that social services will take Haley into care, she keeps everything secret until forced to ask Emma for money.

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 2:25pm

Episode 5 | Series 1

Kaneez is furious to discover that Nas is considering the arranged marriage. But the pressure of it all leads Nas to break down to her mum and confess that she is gay.

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday March 14 at 3:20pm

Episode 6 | Series 1

Mandy's professional and personal life collide when Alya outs her and Sadiq's affair. Steve comes to the rescue, but will it be enough to save them?

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