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Series 8-Episode 11

Series 8-Episode 11

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Review

Some kids get lumbered with truly, ahem, unusual names. Alongside the Rhiannons, Libertys, Lulas and Harleys at Waterloo Road are three troublesome siblings who are attending the school’s Pupil Referral Unit for under-achieving students: there’s Dynasty Barry, Kacey Barry and – get this – Barry Barry. “Has your mum got a stutter or some’at?” he gets taunted.

Not that anyone would dare tease his fierce mother (Zoe Lucker). This term the scriptwriters have made the pupils not so much unruly as verging on the criminal. But as the staffroom includes a head who has been arrested for hastening the death of his terminally ill father and an alcoholic teacher whose actions resulted in a pupil being burned, they’ve not got the greatest examples to follow.

Summary

The classroom drama returns for a new term after a 10-week break. Waterloo Road's new pupil referral unit plunges the school headlong into problems with the arrival of Carol Barry (played by EastEnders' Zoe Lucker) and her troublesome family - and sparks fly when her son's affair with another pupil's mother comes to light. Meanwhile, Scout inadvertently starts a feud with returning teacher Nikki Boston, while Imogen worries that Christine is trying to keep her apart from Connor. Heather Peace, Laurie Brett, Alec Newman and Daniela Denby-Ashe co-star.

Cast & Crew

Jack MacAlister Taylor Rhys
Barry Barry Carl Au
Carol Barry Zoe Lucker
Dynasty Barry Abby Mavers
Kacey Barry Brogan Ellis
Nikki Boston Heather Peace
Tom Clarkson Jason Done
Michael Byrne Alec Newman
Lorraine Donnegan Daniela Denby-Ashe
Sian Diamond Jaye Jacobs
Jodie `Scout' Allen Katie McGlynn
Phoenix Taylor Kaya Moore
Imogen Stewart Kirstie Steele
Christine Mulgrew Laurie Brett
Connor Mulgrew Shane O'Meara
Daniel Chalk Mark Benton
Kevin Skelton Tommy-Lawrence Knight
Rhiannon Salt Rebecca Craven
Grantly Budgen Philip Martin Brown
Audrey McFall Georgie Glen
Harley Taylor Kane Tomlinson-Weaver
Liberty Gordon Adiza Shardow
Maggie Budgen Melanie Hill
Sonya Donnegan Victoria Bush
Olivia MacAlister Pollyanna McIntosh
Director Steve Brett
Producer Nicola Larder
Writer Viv Adam
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