Ackley Bridge returns to Channel 4 in 2018 for series 2 but what's it all about and who's on the cast?
Ackley Bridge is a Yorkshire mill town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. Like the communities, the school systems have also become segregated.
However as two formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, Ackley Bridge College, the lives and cultures of each are set to collide. Ackley Bridge explores modern Britain with irreverence, wit, close-to-the-knuckle humour, larger-than-life characters and big-hearted stories that affect the friendships, family life and relationships of teachers and pupils.
The new series' air date continues on Tuesday, July 4 at 8PM on Channel 4.
Series 2 will run for 12 episodes.
Ackley Bridge cast
Jo Joyner, Paul Nicholls, Arsher Ali, Liz White, Sunetra Sarker, Adil Ray, Poppy Lee Friar and Amy Leigh Hickman all star in Ackley Bridge.
Joining for series 2, Kimberley Walsh will play Clare Butterworth, the feisty ex-wife of Steve (Paul Nicholls) and mother to their child Zak.
Kimberley Walsh's new character Claire is set to ruffle some feathers when she turns up unannounced at Ackley Bridge. As Steve’s ex-wife, or ‘sly, home-wrecking netball teacher’ as Mandy (Jo Joyner) so delicately puts it, she had an agreement that she would stay away from the school.
Also joining Series two of Ackley Bridge is Vicky Entwistle, playing Sandra Turner, and Tony Jayawardena.
The Paracha family are rocked to the core when it is revealed that Iqbal (Narinder Samra) is not working in Pakistan. Crafty Iqbal had concocted the story to hide that he is living a double life, secretly living with Sandra (Vicky Entwistle) in Bradford with their two children.
Emotions run high when Nasreen (Amy Leigh Hickman) makes the shock discovery and her life as she knows it is torn apart.
Ackley Bridge spoilers
In tonight's latest episode, desperate to find a girlfriend, Nas (Amy-Leigh Hickman) downloads a dating app and, after fending off a series of unsuitable women, falls for a beautiful young girl called Sameera (Amita Suman) - only for Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) to discover it is Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) catfishing Nas as a way of reconnecting with her daughter.
Meanwhile, Steve (Paul Nicholls) is desperate for something good to finally happen to the Wilsons and he invites a rugby scout to watch Cory (Sam Retford) play. But tensions run high with the pressure getting to Cory, and Steve and Kevin Wilson (Steve Jackson) come to blows at the match.
Mandy (Jo Joyner) persuades Steve to interview for the Deputy Head role, which helps them reconnect. Emma (Liz White) and the students are still reeling from the tragic events of last week.