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Ackley Bridge

Ackley Bridge

Channel 4 2017

A new academy school in a Yorkshire mill town merges the lives and cultures of the largely divided white and Asian community

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ackley Bridge

Ackley Bridge - S3E8

#1 - A Bright Rosy Future (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Nas struggles with the pressure of her A-levels, and horrifies Kaneez and Rashid by considering giving up on everything she has worked for.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 26 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E5

#2 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Desperate to find a girlfriend, Nas downloads a dating app. Steve invites a rugby scout to watch Cory play, but tensions escalate as the pressure becomes too much.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 36 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E4

#3 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Sami is riddled with guilt over his affair, so when he discovers that Jordan is working for Khadim, he seeks redemption by getting him off the streets and into boxing.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 39 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E1

#4 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Nas has agreed to a sham engagement to Naveed - who is also in the closet. However, reeling from the discovery of a family secret, she struggles to continue the lie and emotions run high at the family engagement dinner. Mandy is under pressure from Sadiq as both the Year 7 intake and exam results have plummeted, forcing her to instigate a strict academic regimen that causes uproar among staff and students alike.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 38 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E9

#5 - Episode 9 (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Cory is humiliated when he has to visit a food bank. Nas gets caught in a crossfire between Sam and Razia. Javid hatches a plan to take over the school.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 36 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E11

#6 - Episode 11 (Season 2 - Episode 11)

With the GCSE exams looming, Missy loses her bottle and quits school in favour of starting a family with Aaron. Emma recruits Will in her plan to sabotage Chloe's relationship.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 40 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E10

#7 - Episode 10 (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Desperate to make it as a stand-up comic, Naveed's plans are derailed when his Mum discovers his arranged marriage to Nas was a cover - and that he's gay.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 35 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S3E1

#8 - Oxford Dreams (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Nas secures an interview for a place at Oxford University, while Mandy is overwhelmed when her new boss dumps a load of unmanageable kids from his other schools on her. New hot-headed Deputy Head Martin locks horns with Sam Murgatroyd's mum - fresh from prison - and bad girl Rukhsana runs rings around Sue, the disenchanted and distinctly un-PC new Director of Behaviour.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 31 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S3E7

#9 - Rumors (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Mandy's visit to school doesn't go well when she discovers a rumour going around that Cory is the father of her baby, and Nas is horrified when Chloe outs her at a school fundraiser.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 24 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S2E7

#10 - Episode 7 (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Nas finally meets a girl who knocks her socks off, but their families and backgrounds put them completely at odds. Meanwhile, Missy and Hayley are heartbroken when Simone relapses.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 38 votes.

Ackley Bridge - S3E2
#11 - Consequences
Season 3 - Episode 2

Kaneez and Simone anxiously wait for news on Nas and Missy. Sam recruits her cousins to seek revenge, and as the reaction rapidly escalates, a chasm opens between Ackley Bridge's white and Asian communities, with the school at the centre of the tensions. Mandy and her staff are reeling when behaviour spirals out of control. Martin is tasked with mentoring cocky new PE teacher Hassan, who's more interested in being liked by the pupils than being an authority figure. Mandy also tries to tempt Emma back to Ackley Bridge.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S3E5
#12 - Nowhere To Stay
Season 3 - Episode 5

Cory is kicked out after being caught with his dad's girlfriend. Hoping for sympathy, Cory is stunned when Naveed is appalled. Mandy gives birth and feels overwhelmed.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S2E2
#13 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2

It is the day of baby Jamie's christening, and ashamed of Cory's lack of interest, Jordan promises to pay for half. However, when the Murgatroyds splash out, Jordan can't deliver his side of the cash. Meanwhile, Mandy gets jealous over Steve when his ex Claire turns up at the school, but is it too late for their relationship?

The episode was rated from 40 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S2E12
#14 - Episode 12
Season 2 - Episode 12

Jordan fears he hasn't done enough revision to get into the college that he wants to go to, and Mandy is offered a lifeline that forces her to question her loyalty to Sadiq.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S2E6
#15 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6

Missy is totally freaked out when Aaron confesses his love for her, while Hayley is humiliated by a message stream that circulates around the school about her sexual relationship with Riz.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S2E3
#16 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3

Kaneez is still reeling from the revelation of Iqbal's secret family, and Missy is desperate for her loved ones to come to terms with her boyfriend.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S2E8
#17 - Episode 8
Season 2 - Episode 8

Mandy's abusive dad turns up at the school suffering from dementia. She returns to the estate where she grew up to find that her mum can't cope with the situation.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S4E9
#18 - Fizza & Kayla Confront Johnny
Season 4 - Episode 9

Tahir's world is turned upside down. Fizza and Kayla confront Johnny, but the backlash causes a rift between the girls, and Johnny is torn.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S3E4
#19 - The Family Business
Season 3 - Episode 4

Sam and Nas are caught shoplifting, which causes a rift between them, but Sam's mum pushes her to get more involved with the Murgatroyds' criminal activities.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
Ackley Bridge - S4E10
#20 - The Wedding
Season 4 - Episode 10

It's the day before the wedding. Jules worries about Kayla, while Fizza tries to make amends, and Johnny's determined to do the right thing.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Last updated: sep 14, 2022



Im not british and i only randomly came across ackley bridge while watching british panel game shows. but its good. if you like teen drama, its good. it scratches that itch for me lol. 4th season is a surprise... i think they really wanna be skins but more pg


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