Ackley Bridge

Ackley Bridge is a small Yorkshire town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. The two sides of the community have been previously served by separate schools. However, as the formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, the lives and cultures of each community collide, giving us a gritty, truthful and humorous insight into modern Britain. 

“The show is particularly adept at balancing those darker moments with a lovely lightness of tone, occasionally breaking out a musical interlude and tackling its teenage love stories with sensitivity and heart, most notably Muslim Nas’s tenderly handled coming out.”
- Sarah Hughes, The Guardian

Production Company:
The Forge for Channel 4

June 2019

Directed by Penny Woolcock, Sam Masud, Rachna Suri, Jordan Hogg.
Created by: Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell
Executive Producers: George Ormond, George Faber, Alex Lamb, Ayub Khan-Din
Producer: Jo Johnson
Writers: Ayub Khan-Din, Richard Davidson, Kim Revill, Faryal Velmi, Adam Usden, Natalie Mitchell, Nicole Lecky
Starring: Jo Joyner, Sunetra Parker, Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Robert James-Collier, Charlie Hardwick
DP: Dirk Nel

Editors: Jim Hampton, Vicky Tooms