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The A Word to debut third season in May 2020 on BBC1

The A Word

Story by Jack Foley

BBC One has announced that the eagerly-anticipated third series of The A Word will return on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. with series one and two arriving as box sets on BBC iPlayer from April 9.

Written by the multi-award winning Peter Bowker and produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions and Keshet Productions, series three picks up two years after the end of the sophomore run, when things have changed for our A Word family.

Joe (Max Vento) is 10 and living in two places at once, processing the seismic change in his life through the filter of his autism.

Alison (Morven Christie) and Paul (Lee Ingleby) are divorced and live 100 miles apart. Nicola (Vinette Robinson) has moved to London. Eddie (Greg McHugh) lives with his dad. Only Maurice (Christopher Eccleston) is holding it together.

And if Maurice is the one holding it together, you know you are in trouble. A family is always a puzzle and this one needs piecing back together, albeit in a different shape.

New faces this series include Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch, Coronation Street) Sarah Gordy (Call The Midwife, Holby City) and David Gyasi (Troy: Fall Of A City, Man In An Orange Shirt).

Filming for the new series of The A Word took place last year in the Lake District and Manchester with Fergus O’Brien as lead director and Clare Shepherd as producer.