Filming commences on second series of BBC One’s The A Word

Autistic is a word Joe has heard but can’t yet understand. Different is what he feels, and fears might be something bad. It’s up to the whole family to help Joe make sense of who he is and his place in the world. But to do that, they must first be honest about themselves...Peter Bowker, Writer
Date: 04.04.2017     Last updated: 05.04.2017 at 15.17
Filming has started in the Lake District and at Manchester's Space Project in preparation for the return to BBC One's The A Word this Autumn.

The story picks up two years on from where we left it and Joe, who is played by Max Vento (pictured centre with l-r Christopher Eccleston, Mollie Wright, Morven Christie and Lee Ingleby) is changing. Greg McHugh and Vinette Robinson reprise their roles as Eddie and Nicola.

Now age seven, Max has begun to look at the world and finds he doesn’t fit in.

Writer Peter Bowker explains: "Autistic is a word Joe has heard but can’t yet understand. Different is what he feels, and fears might be something bad. It's up to the whole family to help Joe make sense of who he is and his place in the world. But to do that, they must first be honest about themselves..."

The six-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the Hughes and Scott families as they struggle to do their best as parents, carers, lovers... and to work out what’s really important in the face of nothing ever feeling normal.

The A Word is a Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK Production for BBC One. The series also transmits on SundanceTV in the US. Executive Producers are Lucy Richer for BBC, Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker and Marcus Wilson for Fifty Fathoms Productions and Howard Burch, Avi Nir and Keren Margalit for Keshet. Jenny Frayn is producer and Sue Tully is lead Director.

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