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ACKLEY BRIDGE

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 3, Series 2

Monday July 23 at 8:30pm

Episode 3 | Series 2

Kaneez is still reeling from the revelation of Iqbal's secret family, and Missy is desperate for her loved ones to come to terms with her boyfriend.

Episode 4, Series 2

Monday July 30 at 8:30pm

Episode 4 | Series 2

Sami is riddled with guilt over his affair, so when he discovered that Jordan is working for Khadim, he seeks redemption by getting him off the streets and into boxing.

Episode 5, Series 2

Monday August 6 at 8:30pm

Episode 5 | Series 2

Desperate to find a girlfriend, Nas downloads a dating app. Steve invites a rugby scout to watch Cory play, but tensions escalate as the pressure becomes to much.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday August 7 at 11:20am

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

Tuesday August 7 at 12:15pm

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

Tuesday August 7 at 1:10pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

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

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday August 7 at 2:05pm

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

Tuesday August 7 at 3:00pm

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

Tuesday August 7 at 3:55pm

Episode 6 | Series 1

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

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday August 8 at 2:15am

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 August 8 at 3:05am

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 August 8 at 3:55am

Episode 3 | Series 1

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

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday August 8 at 4:45am

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 August 8 at 5:30am

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 August 8 at 6:25am

Episode 6 | Series 1

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

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday August 13 at 8:30pm

Episode 6 | Series 2

Missy is totally freaked out when Aaron confesses his love for her, while Hayley is humiliated by a message stream that circulates around the school about her sexual relationship with…

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