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Ackley Bridge

  • Season 4
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 1: Ackley Bridge

Summary

Kayla and Fizza forge a friendship with a new boy who enrols in their class, ruffling feathers throughout the school. Also joining Year 11 is Kaneez's nephew from Manchester. Martin experiences a baptism of fire as acting head teacher, and Kayla finds herself at the centre of a cruel prank that goes viral across the school.
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Review

There’s a change in format for this fourth series of the smart school-set drama, with 30-minute episodes now airing Monday to Friday at teatime. The result of this scheduling rethink is that Ackley Bridge now forms a weeknight double bill with Hollyoaks – a canny move, seeing as both shows serve their teen audiences rather well.

Recognising how short attention spans can be, no time is wasted when it comes to introducing a key trio from the new intake: firebrand Fizza, quirky Kayla and cocksure Johnny, who arrives on horseback as part of a traveller community determined to set up camp on school grounds. As staff are put on the back foot, their pupils start vying for Johnny’s attention, with issues such as race, body shaming and bullying all taken on with confidence in an energetic opening half hour.

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Marina PerryCarla Woodcock
Kayla AfzalRobyn Cara
Kaneez ParachaSunetra Sarker
Tahir RandhawaShobhit Piasa
Fizza AkhtarYasmin Al-Khudhairi
Martin EvershedRobert James-Collier
Johnny CooperRyan Dean
Lorraine BirdLorraine Cheshire
Sue CarpCharlie Hardwick
Rukhsana IbrahimPhoebe Tuffs-Berry
Kacey `Spud' GartsideZara Salim
Saleem ParachaYousef Naseer
Razia ParachaNazmeen Kauser
Chloe VoyleFern Deacon
Sam MurgatroydMegan Parkinson
Younis IqbalAbdul Ahad Butt
Pawel NowickiSzymon Kantor
Mandy CarterJo Joyner
Ken WeaverGeorge Potts
Zain YounisZain Khan
Clint NorthwoodJames Senneck
Tahira AbadIndia Parsan
Queenie CooperJasmine Payne
Rashid HyattTony Jayawardena
Grandad CooperConnor McIntyre
Mo AfzalChan Shoker
Jules PerryGemma Paige North

Crew

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DirectorJoe Stephenson
ProducerRosalie Carew
WriterAyub Khan Din

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  • Episode 1

    Ackley Bridge

    Summary

    Kayla and Fizza forge a friendship with a new boy who enrols in their class, ruffling feathers throughout the school. Also joining Year 11 is Kaneez's nephew from Manchester. Martin experiences a baptism of fire as acting head teacher, and Kayla finds herself at the centre of a cruel prank that goes viral across the school.
    Recommended

    Review

    There’s a change in format for this fourth series of the smart school-set drama, with 30-minute episodes now airing Monday to Friday at teatime. The result of this scheduling rethink is that Ackley Bridge now forms a weeknight double bill with Hollyoaks – a canny move, seeing as both shows serve their teen audiences rather well.

    Recognising how short attention spans can be, no time is wasted when it comes to introducing a key trio from the new intake: firebrand Fizza, quirky Kayla and cocksure Johnny, who arrives on horseback as part of a traveller community determined to set up camp on school grounds. As staff are put on the back foot, their pupils start vying for Johnny’s attention, with issues such as race, body shaming and bullying all taken on with confidence in an energetic opening half hour.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Marina PerryCarla Woodcock
    Kayla AfzalRobyn Cara
    Kaneez ParachaSunetra Sarker
    Tahir RandhawaShobhit Piasa
    Fizza AkhtarYasmin Al-Khudhairi
    Martin EvershedRobert James-Collier
    Johnny CooperRyan Dean
    Lorraine BirdLorraine Cheshire
    Sue CarpCharlie Hardwick
    Rukhsana IbrahimPhoebe Tuffs-Berry
    Kacey `Spud' GartsideZara Salim
    Saleem ParachaYousef Naseer
    Razia ParachaNazmeen Kauser
    Chloe VoyleFern Deacon
    Sam MurgatroydMegan Parkinson
    Younis IqbalAbdul Ahad Butt
    Pawel NowickiSzymon Kantor
    Mandy CarterJo Joyner
    Ken WeaverGeorge Potts
    Zain YounisZain Khan
    Clint NorthwoodJames Senneck
    Tahira AbadIndia Parsan
    Queenie CooperJasmine Payne
    Rashid HyattTony Jayawardena
    Grandad CooperConnor McIntyre
    Mo AfzalChan Shoker
    Jules PerryGemma Paige North

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJoe Stephenson
    ProducerRosalie Carew
    WriterAyub Khan Din

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