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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 1, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 9:20am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 1 | Series 2

The staff attend Samir's wedding reception where he is caught kissing Emma by Missy and Nasreemn. Kaneez knocks over the new Biology teacher while learning to drive and Year 11 take…

Episode 2, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 10:10am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 2 | Series 2

Jordan offers to help with baby Jamie's christening. Cory lashes out during Rugby practice, and Missy finds herself at the mercy of a loan shark.

Episode 3, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 11:00am

Ackley Bridge

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

Wednesday May 8 at 11:50am

Ackley Bridge

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

Wednesday May 8 at 12:40pm

Ackley Bridge

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 6, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 1:30pm

Ackley Bridge

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…

Episode 7, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 2:20pm

Ackley Bridge

Episode 7 | Series 2

Nas finally meets a girl who knocks her socks off, but their families and backgrounds put them completely at odds. Missy and Hayley are heartbroken when Simone relapses.

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 3:10pm

Ackley Bridge

Episode 8 | Series 2

Mandy's abusive Dad turns up at the school suffering from dementia. She returns to the estate where she grew up to find that her mum can't cope with the situation.

Episode 9, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 4:00pm

Ackley Bridge

Episode 9 | Series 2

Cory is humiliated when he has to visit a food bank. Nas gets caught in the crossfire between Sam and Razia, and Javid hatches a plan to take over the school.

Episode 1, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 3:35am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 1 | Series 2

The staff attend Samir's wedding reception where he is caught kissing Emma by Missy and Nasreemn. Kaneez knocks over the new Biology teacher while learning to drive and Year 11 take…

Episode 2, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 4:25am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 2 | Series 2

Jordan offers to help with baby Jamie's christening. Cory lashes out during Rugby practice, and Missy finds herself at the mercy of a loan shark.

Episode 3, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 5:15am

Ackley Bridge

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

Thursday May 9 at 6:05am

Ackley Bridge

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

Thursday May 9 at 6:55am

Ackley Bridge

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 6, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 7:45am

Ackley Bridge

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…

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 8:30am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 7 | Series 2

Nas finally meets a girl who knocks her socks off, but their families and backgrounds put them completely at odds. Missy and Hayley are heartbroken when Simone relapses.

Episode 8, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 9:20am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 8 | Series 2

Mandy's abusive Dad turns up at the school suffering from dementia. She returns to the estate where she grew up to find that her mum can't cope with the situation.

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 10:10am

Ackley Bridge

Episode 9 | Series 2

Cory is humiliated when he has to visit a food bank. Nas gets caught in the crossfire between Sam and Razia, and Javid hatches a plan to take over the school.

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