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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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2020   2017   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Max Vento ...  Joe Hughes 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Lee Ingleby ...  Paul Hughes 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Morven Christie ...  Alison Hughes 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Christopher Eccleston ...  Maurice Scott 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Molly Wright ...  Rebecca Hughes 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Pooky Quesnel ...  Louise Wilson 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Leon Harrop Leon Harrop ...  Ralph Wilson 17 episodes, 2016-2020
Greg McHugh ...  Eddie Scott 16 episodes, 2016-2020
Vinette Robinson ...  Nicola Daniels 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Matt Greenwood ...  Tom Clarke 12 episodes, 2016-2020
Adam Wittek ...  David Nowak 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Tommie Grabiec ...  Pavel Kaminski 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim Ismail ...  Ramesh 10 episodes, 2016-2020
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Dr. Graves 9 episodes, 2016-2020
Travis Smith Travis Smith ...  Mark Berwick 9 episodes, 2017-2020
Harrison Newell-Parker Harrison Newell-Parker ...  Bill Hibbs 8 episodes, 2016-2020
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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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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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The best drama I've ever seen
24 May 2020 | by mills52See all my reviews

I have just binge watched the three series over the past few days. Couldn't stop watching it. It was so well acted by all. So believable. Some of the other reviews were pretentious twaddle and over analytical why watch a series if you are only giving it a low score there is such a thing as the off button.


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Release Date:

13 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poika joka katosi musiikkiin See more »

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