Episode 1

Kayla and Fizza forge a friendship with new boy Johnny, who enrols in their class, ruffling feathers throughout the school. Also joining Year 11 is Tahir, Kaneez’s nephew from Manchester. Martin experiences a baptism of fire as Acting Headteacher and Kayla also finds herself at the centre of a cruel prank that goes viral across the school.


An earlier time slot doesn’t mean any less drama or that it will shy away from issues that young people face. A brand new series wastes no time in throwing new characters into the spotlight and much like Nasreen we still get our monologues directly to camera. Rocking up to cause drama and plenty of trouble is newcomer Johnny and his Grandad, (Corrie’s Pat Phelan). There is one problem – how will Martin get rid of his uninvited guests?

It’s back, it’s brilliant and it’s still worth watching.

  • Writer – Ayub Khan Din
  • Director – Joe Stephenson
  • Producer – Rosalie Carew


  • Abdul Ahad Butt as Younis Iqbal
  • Carla Woodcock as Marina Perry
  • Chan Shoker as Mo Afzal
  • Charlie Hardwick as Sue Carp
  • Connor McIntyre as Grandad Cooper
  • Fern Deacon as Chloe Voyle
  • George Potts as Ken Weaver
  • India Parsan as Tahira Abad
  • James Senneck as Clint Northwood
  • Jasmine Payne as Queenie Cooper
  • Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter
  • Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird
  • Megan Parkinson as Sam Murgatroyd
  • Nazmeen Kauser as Razia Paracha
  • Paige North as Jules Perry Gemma
  • Phoebe Tuffs-Berry as Rukhsana Ibrahim
  • Robert James-Collier as Martin Evershed
  • Robyn Cara as Kayla Afzal
  • Ryan Dean as Johnny Cooper
  • Shobhit Piasa as Tahir Randhawa
  • Sunetra Sarker as Kaneez Paracha
  • Szymon Kantor as Pawel Nowicki
  • Tony Jayawardena as Rashid Hyatt
  • Yasmin Al-Khudhairi as Fizza Akhtar
  • Yousef Naseer as Saleem Paracha
  • Zain Khan as Zain Younis
  • Zara Salim as Kacey `Spud’ Gartside

Ackley Bridge airs nightly from Monday 19th April, 6pm, Channel 4, with all episodes available on All 4.