The cheeky and hilariously edgy Channel 4 show ‘Ackley Bridge’, is returning to our screens tonight in a new time slot of 10pm in a double bill. The school drama hit our screens back in April 2021 with its fourth series after filming was delayed due to COVID-19. And now, Ackley Bridge series 5 is back.
After the first episode has been featured on Channel 4 tonight, you call to be able to what the whole series on All4 including the previous series. Two episodes will feature every night this week at 10pm on Channel 4 until Friday 15th July.
The fifth series sees a shakeup in the cast as a major character from the last series Marina Perry has been recast with Megan Morgan taking over the role from Carla Woodcock.
Other casting changes include Adam Little as the young brother of Marina, Kyle Perry. And Laila Zaidi will play Asma, a new teacher.
Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race can enjoy a cameo appearance from drag queen Baga Chipz.
What Can We Expect From Ackley Bridge Series 5?
Headteacher Martin Evershed is questioned over his leadership skills, Kaneez is tasked with teaching Sex Ed, whilst Kyle Perry causes a stir for her lessons, will she be able to tame Marina’s younger brother?
Tonight’s episode synopsis reads: ” new teacher joins the school, with outspoken views that capture the hearts of Fizza and Hassan. Marina’s efforts to boost her standing on social media cause outrage among the parents and puts Martin in a very difficult position. Jules ends up heavily in debt, causing her to be evicted”.
“Kayla is sent into a spiral of anxiety as she contemplates having sex with Johnny, and receives some devastating news as a consequence of Jules’ new job. Kaneez is given the task of heading up the Year 11 sex education classes, while Asma is unwillingly partnered with Hassan to revive the girls’ rugby team”.
Watch the series 5 trailer below:
Catch up with the previous series and Ackley Bridge series 5 here.