First Trailer For New Channel 4 Drama Ackley Bridge

Channel 4 has released a trailer for new six-part drama Ackley Bridge, about a vibrant and multicultural Yorkshire comprehensive school, which starts in June.

Ackley Bridge is a Yorkshire mill town, where the school systems have become segregated like their communties. However as two comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, Ackley Bridge College, the lives and cultures of each are set to collide.

Spearheading the new academy is head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) who is determined to make it a success, even at a cost to her marriage to P.E teacher Steve Bell (Paul Nicholls). However, the discovery that ex-boyfriend, and ex-offender, Sami (Arsher Ali) is now a fellow teacher means life at Ackley Bridge College is about to get a whole lot more complicated.

The series explores the chaos and camaraderie of the school experience whilst exploring the challenges of integration in traditionally divided communities.