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Waterloo Road 

A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.
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Series cast summary:
Philip Martin Brown ...  Grantly Budgen 159 episodes, 2006-2015
Jason Done ...  Tom Clarkson 154 episodes, 2006-2013
Chelsee Healey ...  Janeece Bryant 103 episodes, 2006-2012
Denise Welch ...  Steph Haydock 79 episodes, 2006-2010
Melanie Hill ...  Maggie Budgen / ... 79 episodes, 2012-2015
Darcy Isa Darcy Isa ...  Lauren Andrews / ... 77 episodes, 2009-2012
Kane Tomlinson-Weaver Kane Tomlinson-Weaver ...  Harley Taylor 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Reece Douglas Reece Douglas ...  Denzil Kelly 74 episodes, 2009-2012
Laurie Brett ...  Christine Mulgrew 69 episodes, 2012-2015
Georgie Glen ...  Audrey McFall 68 episodes, 2012-2015
William Rush William Rush ...  Josh Stevenson 66 episodes, 2009-2013
Rebecca Craven Rebecca Craven ...  Rhiannon Salt 66 episodes, 2012-2015


There's a school like Waterloo Road in every town in Britain. The staff are overworked and underpaid, the budgets only ever seem to get tighter, and the kids more troublesome. It's a melting pot of class and race where the day-to-day troubles of its students spill out in dramatic ways. However, every pupil knows that at Waterloo Road they'll always be cared for by the staff and given every chance to achieve an education. The teachers themselves are often far from perfect, but as any pupil with a problem soon discovers, a few motivated and inspiring individuals can make a massive difference. Written by Official site

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The school was set in Rochdale, England from series one until the end of series seven, and from the beginning of series eight until the end of the show in series ten, the school was set in Greenock, Scotland. See more »

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Great show!
15 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The show started off a little slow, but it has improved a lot over the years. It is a gritty and compelling look at pupils and teachers at a comprehensive school and the situations they get into. The series is well filmed, with excellent photography and the school itself looks imposing. The writing is engaging and well written, and the stories are compelling and well structured. And the acting is surprisingly good, not the amateurish sort of acting I have seen but it is good. Denise Welch is excellent as Steph as is Angela Griffin and the students are all quite believable with good chemistry. The music is also good, it does stick in your head and is easy to remember.

Overall, a great show. I have seen a lot of good shows and dramas on BBC and this is luckily one of them. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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January 2006 (UK) See more »

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Manchester, England, UK See more »

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