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Waterloo Road 

A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.
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Series cast summary:
Philip Martin Brown ...  Grantly Budgen 151 episodes, 2006-2015
Jason Done ...  Tom Clarkson 148 episodes, 2006-2013
Chelsee Healey ...  Janeece Bryant 105 episodes, 2006-2012
Denise Welch ...  Steph Haydock 80 episodes, 2006-2010
Melanie Hill ...  Maggie Budgen / ... 79 episodes, 2012-2015
Darcy Isa Darcy Isa ...  Lauren Andrews / ... 77 episodes, 2009-2012
Kane Tomlinson-Weaver Kane Tomlinson-Weaver ...  Harley Taylor 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Reece Douglas Reece Douglas ...  Denzil Kelly 74 episodes, 2009-2012
Laurie Brett Laurie Brett ...  Christine Mulgrew 69 episodes, 2012-2015
Georgie Glen ...  Audrey McFall 68 episodes, 2012-2015
William Rush William Rush ...  Josh Stevenson 66 episodes, 2009-2013
Rebecca Craven Rebecca Craven ...  Rhiannon Salt 66 episodes, 2012-2015
Victoria Bush Victoria Bush ...  Sonya Donnegan 61 episodes, 2012-2015
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There's a school like Waterloo Road in every town in Britain. The staff are overworked and underpaid, the budgets only ever seem to get tighter, and the kids more troublesome. It's a melting pot of class and race where the day-to-day troubles of its students spill out in dramatic ways. However, every pupil knows that at Waterloo Road they'll always be cared for by the staff and given every chance to achieve an education. The teachers themselves are often far from perfect, but as any pupil with a problem soon discovers, a few motivated and inspiring individuals can make a massive difference. Written by Official site

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Szkola na Waterloo Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Waterloo Road is a British television drama series set in a comprehensive school of the same name, broadcast on BBC One and later also on BBC Three. See more »

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Shaky start but worth watching
9 March 2006 | by jeremyscholes1200See all my reviews

Difficult to say whether this series set in an under-achieving inner-city comprehensive is meant to be a comedy, a drama or a comedy-drama as there are elements of all three. Jamie Glover as Andrew plays the ex fee-paying school English teacher who comes to Waterloo Road as Deputy Head and initially he's coming over as a cold fish though with indications that he will develop into the saviour of the school. Ex Coronation Street actress Angela Griffin is the pick of the bunch as the very human and humane humanities teacher and in fact the show seems to be a haven for ex-Corry actresses with Jill Halfpenny, Denise Welch and Judith Barker (the second Mrs Ken Barlow) joining Ms Griffin and I see from IMDb that Chloe Newsome will soon make it 5 unless she was in the first episode and I missed her.

This kind of drama is really done much better by US producers these days though enough was going on for me to tune in and see how it progresses.


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