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The BBC has a major new World War II drama coming

The BBC has commissioned a major new drama, that’s set to cover the first year of World War II. Entitled World On Fire, the seven-part series will focus on the events of the war’s first twelve months, covering Germany invading Poland, right through to the Battle of Britain. No casting has thus far been announced … >

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Season 2 of autism drama ‘The A Word’ begins filming

The second season of The A Word has started shooting in the Lake District. Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo), Morven Christie (Grantchester), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) and Vinette Robinson (Sherlock), alongside newcomer Max Vento, the drama series launched on BBC One in March 2016. The official synopsis reads: “[Season 2] picks up two years on from … >

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US start date confirmed for BBC autism drama ‘The A Word’

BBC One’s hit autism drama The A Word will begin in the US next month. Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo), Morven Christie (Grantchester), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) and Vinette Robinson (Sherlock), the six-part first season launched in the UK in March. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren … >

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‘The A Word’ writer hints what to expect in autism drama’s second season

The writer of The A Word has given the first hints for the next season. It was announced last week that the autism drama will return to BBC One with six new episodes. Writer Peter Bowker commented: “If the first series was about diagnosis and denial then the second series is about the journey that is undertaken when you ‘go public’ about … >

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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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