Channel 4 releases the first trailer for new 8pm drama Ackley Bridge

Things are changing in the Yorkshire mill town of Ackley Bridge. Previously the Asian and white communities have rarely mixed. Now, as their two comprehensive schools have merged, lives and cultures are set to collide. With lessons about to be learnt in and out of the classroom, education may not be the first thing on the agenda … 

The six-part series is created by Ayub Khan Din (East is East), Kevin Erlis (Shameless) and Malcolm Campbell (Shameless, What Richard Did), directed by Penny Woolcock (Tina Goes Shopping, Mischief Night, The Death of Klinghoffer, 1 Day) and written by Malcolm Campbell, Anya Reiss, Ishy Din, Suhayla el-Bushra and Ayub Khan Din.

It stars former EastEnders actors Jo Joyner as headteacher Mandy Carter and Paul Nicholls as PE teacher Steve Bell. The show is a welcome return to 8pm drama for the channel and will air on Channel 4 in the next few weeks.

May 12, 2017 8:12am ET by Channel 4  

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