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The A Word 

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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Series cast summary:
Max Vento Max Vento ...  Joe Hughes 12 episodes, 2016-2017
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 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
Matt Greenwood Matt Greenwood ...  Tom Clarke 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Dr. Graves 8 episodes, 2016-2017
George Bukhari George Bukhari ...  Terry / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Emelia Rae Levy Emelia Rae Levy ...  Emily Scott 6 episodes, 2017
Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim Ismail ...  Ramesh 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Craig McDonald-Kelly ...  Gary Mallard 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Thomas Gregory Thomas Gregory ...  Luke Taylor 5 episodes, 2016
Harrison Newell-Parker Harrison Newell-Parker ...  Bill Hibbs 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Michelle Tate ...  Linda 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Lucy Gaskell ...  Sophie Berwick 5 episodes, 2017
Travis Smith Travis Smith ...  Mark Berwick 5 episodes, 2017
Abby Ford Abby Ford ...  Sally 5 episodes, 2016


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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13 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Poika joka katosi musiikkiin 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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