Ackley Bridge premieres


An entertaining, honest look at the problems that arise when two comprehensives – one with predominantly white pupils, the other attended largely by Asian children – are amalgamated to form a shiny new academy.

Set in a newly-opened school formed from two local comprehensives merging together, storylines will tackle the clash of cultures and deal with racism, bullying, poverty, sexuality, violence, the British education system – as well as emotionally-charged human dramas within the various relationships in and around the school.

Wednesdays on Channel 4.