“The A Word” star Morven Christie discusses why her character Alison is in a better place in Season 2, how much Max Vento has grown into the character of Joe and how the weather conditions were a big challenge while shooting the series.
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Alison (Morven Christie), Paul (Lee Ingleby) and Joe (Max Vento) start the drive to Joe’s new school. Joe insists on taking his daily music walk, so Alison and Paul drive behind him while he listens to headphones. Back on the road, Joe insists that they are taking the wrong route. Alison and Paul stop the car and show Joe photos of his new school to help with the transition.
Amidst the pressure of adjusting to his new school, Joe insists on taking his morning music walk and listens to The Jam’s 1980s single, “Start!”
Upon The A Word’s return to SundanceTV, critics are lauding the series as “one of the most underrated dramas” on television.
Alison (Morven Christie) accompanies Joe (Max Vento) as he walks down the road, listening to music on his headphones.
The A Word is back, and so is Joe’s love for indie and underground English music.
Christopher Eccleston, who once starred as the ninth Doctor on Doctor Who, is back again as Maurice Scott in The A Word Season 2 on SundanceTV. Here he discusses Maurice’s unrequited love with Louise, the joy he finds in playing a comedic role and how he hopes Season 2 will communicate that we all need to love each other more.
Production has commenced on the second season of THE A WORD, the critically-acclaimed family drama from Keshet International. It will premiere on the network this Fall 2017. The series is filming in the Lake District and at Manchester’s Space Project in the UK. The first season of the Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK co-production for BBC One debuted in 2016 to rave reviews in both the UK and US.
Alison and Paul Hughes throw a party for their son Joe’s fifth birthday. Alison’s brother, Eddie Scott, and his wife, Nicola Daniels, suggest that Joe might have a communication disorder based on his withdrawn behavior.
With every episode of THE A WORD comes an “A” Word of the Week. Catherine Connors, creator of HerBadMother.com, discusses that pivotal moment as a parent when you choose to accept your child for who they are.
David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. Paul sleeps on an air mattress at the Fellside. Sally wakes him up to prepare for the gastropub’s soft opening.
Things take an unexpected turn in the season finale of THE A WORD when Joe goes missing and the town sets out on a hunt to find him. Songs such as “Upside Down” by Paloma Faith and “Going Underground” by The Jam are played and sung all around town in hopes of leading Joe to rescue. Listen to all of the music from the season finale of THE A WORD in the Spotify playlist below.
The entire season of THE A WORD is now available online, and we’ve got eight ways for you to prepare to binge it.
Marcus Wilson, producer of THE A WORD, talks about learning what it means to be on the autism spectrum, finding the right child actor to play Joe and how THE A WORD’s distinctive soundtrack is vital to the show.
With every episode of THE A WORD comes an “A” Word of the Week. Stephanie McMaster, humor writer and blogger, discusses the opposing attitudes that can arise when it comes to making a big parenting decision.
The Hughes family must say goodbye to Maya — their beloved babysitter — as she faces deportation. Paul is shocked over Joe’s familiarity with British heavy metal band Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades,” which Maya chooses to play for Joe to say goodbye. Listen to all the music from this week’s episode of THE A WORD in the Spotify playlist below.
Maya, David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. Officer Laing stops and questions them.
Paul Spriggs, production designer for THE A WORD, talks about how he begins his design process, finding the perfect setting for the brewery in THE A WORD and the reason production chose to construct the interior sets in Manchester.
With every episode of THE A WORD comes an “A” Word of the Week. Ann Imig — founder of the live-reading series Listen to Your Mother and editor of the acclaimed anthology called LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now — discusses what it means to be an altruistic parent on a family summer vacation.
After being ill for a day and sharing a touching moment with his mother Alison, Joe wakes her to the tune of “Common People” by Pulp. He then turns the volume up for an extra kick and rocks out to one of Arctic Monkeys’ uptempo songs “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor.” Listen to all of the songs from THE A WORD Episode 104 in the Spotify playlist below.
Maya, David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. A passing motorist chastises them for letting Joe walk alone.
Gary Barnes, location manager for THE A WORD, discusses the location scouting research that went into prepping for the series, the careful consideration made in choosing shots that included the lakes and the flooding damage that Storm Desmond wreaked on the Lake District in 2015.
SundanceTV announced at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour that it has picked up the second season of THE A WORD from Keshet International, adding to the network’s 2017 programming slate. The Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK co-production for BBC One bowed earlier in July to rave reviews.
With every episode of THE A WORD comes an “A” Word of the Week. Wendi Aarons — award-winning humor writer and blogger — discusses the aging process, and how growing pains are not just applicable to children.
Joe and his half-sister Rebecca share a bonding moment at the breakfast table when Rebecca recites her lines for Antigone and Joe recites the lyrics to “Disco 2000″ by the band Pulp. She lovingly pats him on the head and says, “You are a genius.” Listen to music from this week’s episode of THE A…