A returning drama series for Channel 4, Ackley Bridge is set in a newly-created multicultural Academy in West Yorkshire.
Ackley Bridge is a small Yorkshire town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. The two sides of the community have been previously served by separate schools. However, as the formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, the lives and cultures of each community collide, giving us a gritty, truthful and humorous insight into modern Britain.
With the modern British family at its heart, Ackley Bridge will explore its glorious dysfunctionality and will provide an authentic account of the very real issues that lie at the heart of its community. Warm, mischievous and very timely, the series, which aired on the channel in 2017, heralded Channel 4’s return to 8pm week-night drama. A second series (12 episodes) of Ackley Bridge will air in 2018.
A returning drama for Channel 4
Starring: Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Jo Joyner, Paul Nicholls, Arsher Ali, Liz White, Sunetra Sarker, Adil Ray
Created by: Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell
Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber
Directors: Penny Woolcock, Robert Quinn, Jon East
Producer: Alex Lamb
Development Producer: Anna Price