Channel 4’s school drama series Ackley Bridge (formerly known as The ABC) will premiere on Wednesday June 7th at 8pm, it has been announced.
Ackley Bridge is set in a Yorkshire mill town which is home to largely divided white and Asian populations. Like the communities, the school systems have also become segregated. However as two formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, Ackley Bridge College, the lives and cultures of each are set to collide.
The drama series – which was created by Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell – was originally commissioned at Channel 4 close to three years ago specifically for the 8pm time-slot. The series is produced by The Forge and stars Jo Joyner, Paul Nicholls, Arsher Ali, Liz White, Sunetra Sarker, Adil Ray, Poppy Lee Friar and Amy Leigh Hickman. Penny Woolcock (Tina Goes Shopping, Mischief Night, The Death of Klinghoffer, 1 Day) is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.