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The A Word

Drama
2 seasons availableUnited Kingdom
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The A Word follows a messy, extended family with a child with autism at its centre. When 5-year-old Joe is diagnosed with autism, it brings to the surface the tensions and fault lines that run throughout his family, as they struggle to adapt to the changes in their lives and, more importantly, to learn to communicate.

S1 E1: Series 1 Ep 1
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S1 E1: Series 1 Ep 1
60m
In their idyllic Lake District home, the extended Hughes family reunites for Joe’s fifth birthday party, but the tensions soon rise.
languages:
English
subtitles:
English
cast:
Christopher Eccleston, Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby, Molly Wright, Christopher Accleston, Max Vento

1. Series 1 Ep 1

In their idyllic Lake District home, the extended Hughes family reunites for Joe’s fifth birthday party, but the tensions soon rise.
60m
Available until 30 November 2021

2. Series 1 Ep 2

Following Joe’s autism diagnosis Paul, Alison and Rebecca clash over how best to deal with his first week’s at school.
60m
Available until 30 November 2021

3. Series 1 Ep 3

Alison gets a blast from her past when speech and language therapist Maggie arrives to assess Joe.
58m
Available until 30 November 2021

4. Series 1 Ep 4

An impromptu attempt to win Joe some friends leads to a breakthrough moment for Alison…but how long can it last?
60m
Available until 30 November 2021

5. Series 1 Ep 5

Alison is hit hard when Joe’s helper, Maya, looks set to be deported.
58m
Available until 30 November 2021

6. Series 1 Ep 6

Alison brokers a peace deal with Paul in time for the gastropub opening, but plans for their big day are shattered when Joe goes missing.
59m
Available until 30 November 2021