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The A Word 

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The Hughes family work and love and fight like every other family. Then, their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don't feel like every other family anymore.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Max Vento Max Vento ...  Joe Hughes 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Matt Greenwood ...  Tom Clarke 13 episodes, 2016-2019
Lee Ingleby ...  Paul Hughes 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Morven Christie ...  Alison Hughes 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Christopher Eccleston ...  Maurice Scott 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Molly Wright ...  Rebecca Hughes 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Vinette Robinson ...  Nicola Daniels 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Greg McHugh ...  Eddie Scott 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Pooky Quesnel ...  Louise Wilson 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Leon Harrop Leon Harrop ...  Ralph Wilson 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Adam Wittek ...  David Nowak 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Tommie Grabiec ...  Pavel Kaminski 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Dr. Graves 8 episodes, 2016-2017
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In this moving BBC drama, the Hughes family living in the Lake District are like any other family; when their young son Joe is diagnosed as autistic, their lives are changed forever, and the family members must pull together to better learn their son's condition. Written by Tom Daly

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Official Sites:

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UK

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poika joka katosi musiikkiin See more »

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The A Word is based on the 2010 Israeli TV Series "Pilpelim Tsehubim" (Yellow Peppers) which was created and written by Keren Margalit. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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A good mix of the genres.
8 April 2018 | by samuel-lewis12See all my reviews

The show has an overall great mix of drama, comedy, romance and a bit of crime. The actor of joe is very convincing and isn't just a spoilt child who was picked from stage school. The drama is great as well as the developed characters in the show, the musical score is awesome as well as the scenery. It never rains, advertising for the Lake District? Good amount of comedy and mostly a good drama overall.


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