Ackley Bridge

Worlds col­lide when two schools must join forces in a new drama

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drama / 8.00pm / C4

Set in a York­shire mill town, this six-part se­ries sees two very dif­fer­ent schools brought to­gether as one new academy – Ackley Bridge Col­lege. Am­bi­tious head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) wants to make it work, but pupils and teach­ers alike are find­ing the new regime dif­fi­cult. Friend­ships are tested, re­la­tion­ships strained, skele­tons re­leased from clos­ets – and that is just the teach­ers. Paul Ni­cholls plays Mandy’s hus­band, PE teacher Steve, who is strug­gling with Mandy’s blos­som­ing re­la­tion­ship with school spon­sor Sadiq (Adil Ray) as well as try­ing to deal with un­ruly pupils more in­ter­ested in dis­rup­tion than ed­u­ca­tion.

New school rules: see page 10

Head teacher Mandy has her hands full

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