Dramatic, thought-provoking and lighthearted, THE A WORD captures an authentic portrait of a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series tracks the lives of 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe’s parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby, Our Zoo
, Inspector George Gently
) and Alison (Morven Christie, Grantchester
), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson, Sherlock
) and Eddie (Greg McHugh, Fresh Meat
), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston, The Leftovers
), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.