Ackley Bridge

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. The 12 episode second series of Ackley Bridge aired during the summer of 2018. Ackley Bridge returns for a third series in 2019, with 8 new episodes.

Credits

A returning drama for Channel 4

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

Development Producer: Anna Price

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

Script producer: Kathleen McLynn

Series 3 – to be transmitted in 2019

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

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

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