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Ackley Bridge

Ackley Bridge - Kaneez, Mandy and Emma
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As the C4 drama Ackley Bridge opens its doors for a new term, head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) finds herself public enemy No. 1

As Ackley Bridge opens its doors for a new term, head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) finds herself public enemy No. 1.

Both the Year 7 intake and exam results have plummeted, forcing Mandy to instigate a strict academic regime that causes uproar among staff and students alike.

Ackley Bridge

Students: Hayley (Cody Ryan), Nas (Amy Leigh Hickman), Missy (Poppy Lee Friar), Razia (Nazmeen Kausar Hussain)

Elsewhere, to disguise her true sexuality, Nas has agreed to her mum Kaneez’s (Sunetra Sarker) idea of a sham engagement with Naveed, who is also in the closet.

Nas has bigger problems, however, when she gets some news that blows her already complicated world apart…

TV Times star rating: ****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.