Meet the characters old and new in series three of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Ackley Bridge season 3: Meet the characters old and new in Channel 4 drama

With the new series of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge beginning tonight (Tuesday), we take a look at the characters old and new who will be on our screens in the Calderdale-filmed drama.

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The hot-headed new Deputy Head is brought in by the Valley Trust to make some changes at Ackley Bridge. He's described as a passionate teacher who's not very passionate about the bureaucracy with it.

5. Robert James-Collier as Martin Evershed

The hot-headed new Deputy Head is brought in by the Valley Trust to make some changes at Ackley Bridge. He's described as a passionate teacher who's not very passionate about the bureaucracy with it.
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Sue is Ackley Bridges new Director of Behaviour who's described as 'distinctly un-PC'. She seems more concerned with counting down the next ten years to her retirement than the students.

6. Charlie Hardwick as Sue Carp

Sue is Ackley Bridges new Director of Behaviour who's described as 'distinctly un-PC'. She seems more concerned with counting down the next ten years to her retirement than the students.
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Sam Murgatroyd arrived last series and is the girlfriend of Nas. She's set for drama this series when her mum gets released from prison.

7. Megan Parkinson as Sam

Sam Murgatroyd arrived last series and is the girlfriend of Nas. She's set for drama this series when her mum gets released from prison.
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Sams formidable mum, who has just been released from prison. She locks horns with Deputy Head Martin Evershed.

8. Natalie Gavin as Nadine

Sams formidable mum, who has just been released from prison. She locks horns with Deputy Head Martin Evershed.
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