A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.
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Series cast summary:
...  Grantly Budgen 150 episodes, 2006-2015
...  Tom Clarkson 148 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Janeece Bryant 104 episodes, 2006-2012
...  Steph Haydock 80 episodes, 2006-2010
...  Maggie Budgen / ... 79 episodes, 2012-2015
Kane Tomlinson-Weaver ...  Harley Taylor 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Darcy Isa ...  Lauren Andrews / ... 76 episodes, 2009-2012
Reece Douglas ...  Denzil Kelly 74 episodes, 2009-2012
Laurie Brett ...  Christine Mulgrew 69 episodes, 2012-2015
...  Audrey McFall 68 episodes, 2012-2015
Rebecca Craven ...  Rhiannon Salt 66 episodes, 2012-2015
William Rush ...  Josh Stevenson 65 episodes, 2009-2013
Victoria Bush ...  Sonya Donnegan 61 episodes, 2012-2015
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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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Great show!
15 April 2010 | by See 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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