Ackley Bridge

Award-winning returning school series Ackley Bridge is set in a fictional Yorkshire mill town, in an Academy formed by the merger of an all-white and an all-Asian school. Here, the lives and cultures of each community collide, giving us a gritty, honest and humorous insight into modern Britain.  Tackling real-life situations and issues in an irreverent, insightful way, with warmth and punchy, big hearted stories, Ackley Bridge explores the glorious dysfunctionality of the modern British family, providing an authentic account of the very real issues that lie at the heart of its community.

First transmitted in 2017, with its initial 6-part series triumphantly marking the channel’s return to 8pm week-night drama, Ackley Bridge is now into its fifth series which returns for more high-jinx plans, scams and mad-cap adventures in 2022 with 10×30’ new episodes. Familiar faces Sunetra Sarker, Robert James-Collier, Robyn Cara, Yasmin Al Khudhairi, Ryan Dean and Charlie Hardwick are joined by new cast members Megan Morgan and Laila Zaidi, amongst others.

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

Credits

A returning drama series for Channel 4

Series 5 – 10 x 30 (2022)

Starring: Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier, Robyn Cara, Yasmin Al Khudhairi, Ryan Dean, Megan Morgan, Laila Zaidi, Charlie Hardwick, Adam Little, Hareet Deol, Tony Jayawardeena, Jasmine Payne

Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber, Suhayla El Bushra, Kim Revill

Writers: Suhayla El-Bushra, Kim Revill, Alex Stewart. Emteaz Hussain

Directors: Ashley Walters, Ethosheia Hylton

Producer: Jade Taylor

Series 4 – 10 x 30

Starring: Jo Joyner, Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier, Robyn Cara, Yasmin Al Khudhairi, Ryan Dean, Hareet Deol, Charlie Hardwick, Shobhit Piasa, Tony Jayawardeena, Megan Parkinson, Fern Deacon, Cody Ryan, Carla Woodcock

Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber, Ayub Khan-Din, Caroline Cooper Charles

Producer: Rosalie Carew

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

Directors: Joe Stephenson, Ethosheia Hylton

Series 3 – 8 x 60

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

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 – 12 x 60

Starring: Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Jo Joyner, Paul Nicholls, Arsher Ali, Liz White, Sunetra Sarker, Adil Ray

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 – 6 x 60

Starring: Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Jo Joyner, Paul Nicholls, Arsher Ali, Liz White, Sunetra Sarker, Adil Ray

Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber

Directors: Penny Woolcock, Robert Quinn, Jon East

Producer: Alex Lamb