Catch up with the latest series of Ackley Bridge on All 4
The award-winning school drama series set in a Yorkshire mill town returned to Channel 4, airing nightly from Monday 19th April, with all episodes available on All 4.
Viewers can look forward to meeting some fresh faces, and some familiar favourite characters too. Robyn Cara (Life, Hounslow Diaries) plays Kayla – a funny, awkward, and loveable pupil who feels she doesn’t fit in either at school or at home. Kayla attempts to navigate both sides of her separated parents’ heritage – her White mum and Pakistani dad; her best friend Fizza, played by Yasmin Al-Khudhairi (Hilda) is a fiercely intelligent, fist-in-the-air firebrand whose sarcastic humour and tough-girl attitude mask a more vulnerable side, as she navigates the rocky relationship with her mum.
Inspired by real-life Lancashire and Yorkshire schools established to integrate the White and Asian communities in some of the most divided towns in the country, Ackley Bridge has won praise across its previous three series for tackling real-life situations and issues in an irreverent, insightful way, with humour and punchy, big hearted stories.
The critically acclaimed series is produced by The Forge with investment from Screen Yorkshire.