Filming Begins On Second Series Of The A Word

Filming has begun in the Lake District and at Manchester’s Space Project for the second series of The A Word, starring Christopher Eccleston and Morven Christie, which returns to BBC One this Autumn.

The A Word tells the story of a multigenerational family as they adjust to life with their young son, Joe (Max Vento), who is diagnosed with autism. Joe’s parents are played by Lee Ingleby and Morven Christie, with Christopher Eccleston as his grandfather.

The story picks up two years on from the first series and Joe is changing. Now age seven, he has begun to look at the world and finds that he doesn’t fit in.

Writer and creator Peter Bowker explains: “If the first series was about diagnosis and denial then the second series is about the journey that is undertaken when you ‘go public’ about the fact that your child is different.”

“Autistic is a word Joe has heard but can’t yet understand. Different is what he feels, and fears might be something bad. It’s up to the whole family to help Joe make sense of who he is and his place in the world. But to do that, they must first be honest about themselves.”

SundanceTV has picked up the US rights to both series one and two of The A Word.