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The A Word

The series, which today announces its stellar line up - Christopher
Eccleston (The Leftovers, Fortitude), Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo), Morven
Christie (Grantchester), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat), Vinette Robinson
(Sherlock) and newcomer, six-year-old Max Vento - is the story of the
Hughes family, who work and love and fight like every other family. Then
their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don't feel like
every other family anymore. They realise that if their son is ever going
to communicate, they are going to have to learn how to communicate
themselves. It's a funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood
and childhood.

Started:
  • 2016-03-22
Ended:
  • --
Genres:
  • Drama
Airs on:
  • Tuesday
Running
Type: Scripted
Seasons: 2
Selected by: 52 PPL
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Season 2
+ The A Word #6  Same Deep Water 12th Dec 2017 in 2 weeks 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 6 - "Same Deep Water"
An End Of Year Show at Joe's old school brings his whole family together. But can they remain the family he knows?
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #5  Family Album 5th Dec 2017 in 1 week 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 5 - "Family Album"
Paul's feelings about Joe's autism emerge when Nicola makes a ‘film' of his son's behaviours - causing Paul and Alison to confront some difficult truths. Meanwhile, Maurice makes a shocking proposal.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #4  Falling 28th Nov 2017 in 4 days 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 4 - "Falling"
Paul and Alison attempt to reconnect, and Maurice has a crisis during a fell race. Spending more and more time back at home with Nicola, Eddie tries to teach Joe to ride a bike.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #3  Are We Still Here? 21st Nov 2017 2 days ago 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 3 - "Are We Still Here?"
With Paul and Alison living increasingly separate lives between the Lakes and Manchester, Paul makes an unexpected connection with Mark's mum, Sophie. Meanwhile Louise and Maurice come to blows as she starts her treatment.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #2  Get Away 14th Nov 2017 1 week ago 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 2 - "Get Away"
As Joe starts at a specialist school in Manchester, how will Paul and Alison cope with the challenge of living apart during the school week?Louise confides in Maurice and shocks him with a confession, while Eddie goes on a boys' night out with Nicola's dad.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #1  Naming Day 7th Nov 2017 2 weeks ago 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 2, Episode 1 - "Naming Day"
Two years on, in the idyllic landscape of the Lake District, seven-year-old Joe is growing up and changing. He has started to notice he is different from other kids, and when he says the word 'autistic' out loud, seeing it as something bad, Alison and Paul know they must talk to their son. But how do they broach the subject with a child for whom language is already a struggle? Also growing up is Joe's sister, Rebecca. Now 19, she has been travelling round Africa on a gap year and crashes back into the family home with a backpack, a tattoo and a boyfriend. Two years after splitting from Nicola, Eddie is the one that got away. He has a new life in Manchester, but he can't quite shake the old Eddie off, not least because Nicola keeps dragging him back to the Lakes. Having never told her parents that she and Eddie are divorced, Nicola is horrified when they turn up for a surprise visit. Maurice is feeling awkward too when he finds himself on old flame Louise's doorstep.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
 
Season 1
+ The A Word #6  Lost 26th Apr 2016 1 year ago 20:00 - 21:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 6 - "Lost"
It's the launch day of Paul's gastropub, and the family gathers to open its doors. While Maurice gets to grips with the half-done décor, Alison determines to reconcile with Paul. As Luke's romantic gesture falls flat with Rebecca, Nicola has some shock news for Eddie.Seeing Joe is in the way, Maurice takes him on a visit to Louise's – but within minutes the day has taken an unexpected dark turn.Can the family join forces with the community to ensure the safety of its youngest member? And where will the crisis leave each of them as the day draws to a close...?
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #5  Goodbye 19th Apr 2016 1 year ago 20:00 - 21:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 5 - "Goodbye"
The family suffers a blow when police reveal that their ‘Polish' helper Maya is in fact Ukrainian, and is living and working illegally in the UK. As Maya faces deportation, it's a double loss for Alison: Maya's presence makes her panic less, and she's one of the few people Joe has really bonded with.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #4  Sleepover 12th Apr 2016 1 year ago 20:00 - 21:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 4 - "Sleepover"
An impromptu attempt to win Joe some friends leads to a breakthrough moment for Alison, but how long can it last? Maurice and Louise come to blows over Joe, while Rebecca turns to Eddie for relationship advice.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #3  Therapy 5th Apr 2016 1 year ago 20:00 - 21:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 3 - "Therapy"
Alison gets a blast from her past when speech and language therapist Maggie arrives to assess Joe. For the family, it is time to face some uncomfortable truths.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #2  Home School 29th Mar 2016 1 year ago 20:00 - 21:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 2 - "Home School"
Following Joe's diagnosis, Alison is keen to protect her son. Not wanting the community to know about his autism, she takes Joe out of school without telling Paul.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
+ The A Word #1  Diagnosis 22nd Mar 2016 1 year ago 21:00 - 22:00 gb Show
Season 1, Episode 1 - "Diagnosis"
In their idyllic Lake District home, the extended Hughes family reunites for Joe's fifth birthday party. But tensions soon rise among Alison, Paul and patriarch Maurice when newly-arrived Eddie and Nicola suggest Joe has communication problems.
Type: Scripted | Network: BBC One | Status: Running | Rating: unrated [ Login to vote ]
 
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