Waterloo Road

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.
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