New series of Ackley Bridge hit our screens last night

Naveed (Gurjeet Singh), Jordan (Samuel Bottomley), Cory (Sam Retford), Riz (Nohail Nazir Mohammed). Image:Edward Cooke/Channel 4
Naveed (Gurjeet Singh), Jordan (Samuel Bottomley), Cory (Sam Retford), Riz (Nohail Nazir Mohammed). Image:Edward Cooke/Channel 4

Calderdale was in the TV spotlight once again yesterday (Tuesday) as Ackley Bridge series two began on Channel 4.

The series follows the lives of the local community as two schools, one predominantly white and one predominantly Asian, merged to create a new academy, Ackley Bridge College.

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The Channel 4 drama may be set in a fictional Yorkshire town but Calderdale takes in the lead when it comes to filming locations.

Scenes for the school are filmed at the former St Catherine's Catholic High in Holmfield and streets in Halifax town centre have also been used.

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This series will go more in depth with the characters of Ackley Brigde as there will be 12 episodes instead of the six that were broadcast for series one.

Episode two of Ackley Bridge broadcasts on Channel 4 next Tuesday at 8pm.