Waterloo Road

Series 8 - Episode 15

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Your school days are meant to be the best days of your life. But although some of the kids are having a laugh, it’s no fun being a teacher at Waterloo Road School. Connor confesses that he was the arsonist who caused Imogen’s scars; the Barry family add something illegal to the brownies Sonia’s making in honour of a rugby star’s visit; and Kevin hacks into Chalky’s computer where he discovers that his foster parent’s real name is Gareth Dinsdale.

But what murky secret is Chalky hiding? “Oh great! This day just gets better and better!” mutters head teacher Michael Byrne as he lurches from one crisis to another.

About this programme

15/30. Kevin discovers files on Chalky's computer suggesting he has a secret identity - but when he confronts his foster father, the boy is left confused and more suspicious than ever. Imogen is still reeling from Connor's confession about the fire and demands he come clean to Michael, while Barry realises he is being kept apart from his sisters and takes revenge by spiking Sonya's home baking with marijuana - buns that are intended for celebrity guest Austin Healey, who is arriving for the inter-school robot competition.

Cast and crew


Daniel Chalk
Mark Benton
Kevin Skelton
Tommy-Lawrence Knight
Tom Clarkson
Jason Done
Michael Byrne
Alec Newman
Barry Barry
Carl Au
Sian Diamond
Jaye Jacobs
Austin Healey
Dynasty Barry
Abby Mavers
Kacey Barry
Brogan Ellis
Sonya Donnegan
Victoria Bush
Connor Mulgrew
Shane O'Meara
Christine Mulgrew
Laurie Brett
Imogen Stewart
Kirstie Steele
Lorraine Donnegan
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Nikki Boston
Heather Peace
Maggie Budgen
Melanie Hill
Rhiannon Salt
Rebecca Craven
Jodie `Scout' Allen
Katie McGlynn
Jade Fleming
Paige Meade
Audrey McFall
Georgie Glen
Grantly Budgen
Philip Martin Brown
Harley Taylor
Kane Tomlinson-Weaver
Lula Tsibi
Marlene Madenge
Jack MacAlister
Taylor Rhys
Liberty Gordon
Adiza Shardow
Tom Roberts


Nigel Douglas
Nicola Larder
Chris Murray