Ackley Bridge

 

A returning drama series for Channel 4, Ackley Bridge is set in a newly-created multicultural Academy in 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.

Ackley Bridge explores the glorious dysfunctionality of the modern British family and provides an authentic account of the very real issues that lie at the heart of its community. Warm, mischievous and very timely, Series One, which aired on the channel in 2017, heralded Channel 4’s return to 8pm week-night drama. The 12×60 second series aired during the summer of 2018 and the 8×60 third series in 2019.  A fourth series with a revised format of 10×30′ episodes is currently in production.

Credits

A returning drama for Channel 4

Series 4

Starring: Jo Joyner, Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier, Charlie Hardwick, Tony Jayawardeena, Fern Deacon, Phoebe Tuffs-Berry, Cody Ryan, Nazmeen Kauser, Zara Salim.

Created by: Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell

Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber, Ayub Khan-Din

Producer: Rosalie Carew

Writers: Ayub Khan-Din, Suhayla El-Bushra, Kim Revill, Kam Odedra, Alex Stewart

Directors: Jordan Hogg, Ethosheia Hylton

Series 3 

Starring: Jo Joyner, Sunetra Parker, Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Robert James-Collier, Charlie Hardwick.

Created by: Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell

Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber, Alex Lamb, Ayub Khan-Din

Producer: Jo Johnson

Writers: Ayub Khan-Din, Richard Davidson, Kim Revill, Faryal Velmi, Adam Usden, Natalie Mitchell, Nicole Lecky

Directors: Penny Woolcock, Sam Masud, Rachna Suri and Jordan Hogg

Series 2

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

Writers: Matt Evans, Perrie Balthazar, Ayub Khan-Din, Richard Davidson, Ishy Din, Natalie Mitchell, Faryal Velmi, Lisa Holdsworth, Maya Sondhi, and Stephen Russell

Directors: Penny Woolcock, Joe Stephenson and Robert Quinn.

Producer: Alex Lamb

Series 1

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