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Amanda Burton returns to BBC One in Waterloo Road

Original Silent Witness star Amanda Burton returns to BBC One to take a lead role in the popular drama series Waterloo Road.

Amanda joins the cast of Waterloo Road as Head Teacher Karen Fisher, and speaking about her new role she says: "I'm very excited to join Waterloo Road which is such a well-known and well-loved series. I can't wait to get started on the programme and am very much looking forward to my first day on set with the cast and crew."

Amanda begins filming on location in Rochdale in November and will make her first appearance in the drama next year.

Fans of Waterloo Road will be able to catch up with the goings on in the troubled comprehensive much sooner however, when the new series, starring reigning Strictly Come Dancing Champion Tom Chambers, returns to BBC One on Wednesday 28 October.

Head of Independent Drama for BBC Scotland, Anne Mensah, says: "Amanda is an actress of exceptional quality and enormous popularity with the audience. We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming her to Waterloo Road. We have a fantastic cast and brilliant new stories to tell as the programme continues to go from strength to strength."

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC Scotland.

Brian Park, Managing Director of Shed Productions, says: "We are so thrilled to have Amanda on board Waterloo Road. She brings a real presence to the series – and the role of Karen will reveal a new, exciting side to Amanda's acting talent."

The executive producer for Shed Productions is Sharon Hughff and the executive producer for the BBC is Gaynor Holmes.

The series has been commissioned by Jay Hunt, Controller BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

JP

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