BBC One orders second season of autism drama ‘The A Word’

The A Word will return to BBC One for a second season. The BBC announced today that six new 60-minute episodes have been commissioned. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, The A Word launched on BBC One in March. Writer Peter Bowker commented: “I am delighted that the … >

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‘The A Word’ cast are hoping for Season 2

The cast of BBC One’s The A Word are keen to reprise their roles in a second season. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, the six-part autism drama launched on BBC One last month. The cast includes Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo), … >

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‘The A Word’ episode guide

BBC One’s The A Word tells the story of a family whose youngest son is diagnosed with autism. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, the new six-part drama is a funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood and childhood and what it’s like to have … >

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‘The A Word’ review: Episode 5 stirred plenty of strong emotions

Peter Bowker’s compelling family drama continues to have us engrossed, this week revealing seismic fault lines in one relationship and a secret hidden in plain sight. Joe’s familiar morning routine was interrupted again this week, as his brewery van pickup was queried by a local bobby. Returned home in a police car, with bizarrely few … >

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‘The A Word’ review: Episode 4 is both funny and frank

If you have not yet warmed to Alison, the fierce mother brought to life by Morven Christie (Grantchester), we defy you not to feel some empathy for her in this week’s The A Word ep. Settled on keeping Joe in mainstream education, his parents discover they will have to ‘play the game’ to secure the … >

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‘The A Word’ Episode 3 review: Christopher Eccleston continues to shine

With the decision made to seek outside help for Joe, the third episode of Peter Bowker’s family drama found the family under close scrutiny from the start. From dad Paul, who uses humour as a defence in classic Chandler Bing style, to Maurice’s awkwardness, Eddie and Nicola’s obvious “unresolved tensions” and sister Becca’s detachment; no … >

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