Ackley Bridge Season 1 (NR) 287 minutes

This school is getting a lesson in culture clash. After years of racial segregation in a small Yorkshire town, two high schools integrate white and Pakistani students by combining them into Ackley Bridge College. But the transition is far from easy for teachers and students alike. Headmistress Mandy (Jo Joyner) clashes with her husband, PE teacher Steve (Paul Nicholls), and free-spirited English teacher Emma (Liz White) deals with her daughter showing up drunk to class. Troublemaker Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) creates enemies by disparaging the school, while best friends Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) and Nasreen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) quarrel when vivacious Missy doesn’t fit in with Nasreen’s conservative Muslim friends. Will Ackley Bridge untie the community--or tear it apart?