Heat (UK)

Ackley Bridge

Channel 4, Monday 19Friday 23 April, 6pm

- Boyd Hilton

The excellent drama series about life at a typically diverse and hectic secondary school moves to an early evening, pre-hollyoaks time slot for this fourth series, stripped across the week, which we hope won’t blunt the edgy authentici­ty of the show. New characters this time round include Robyn Cara (Life) as funny, dual-heritage pupil Kayla, torn between her white mum’s family and her traditiona­l Pakistani dad’s relatives; her best friend Fizza (Yasmin Alkhudhair­i), who is a clever, politicall­y driven campaigner; and Johnny (Ryan Dean of The Gentlemen), a cocky member of the Romani community who is suspicious of school, but whose charisma catches the eye of both Kayla and Fizza. Returning cast members include Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier and Jo Joyner.

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