BBC One has confirmed a second series of Peter Bowker’s The A Word, the story of the Hughes family which has Joe, a boy with autism.
The A Word, written by BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker, set in the spectacular setting of the Lakes, is the heartfelt family drama which has Joe, a boy with autism, at its heart.
Writer Peter Bowker says: “I am delighted that the show has resonated with a wide audience and am thrilled to have the opportunity to take the family and Joe further along their journey. Also delighted to be rifling through my musical history and calling it work.
“If the first series was about diagnosis and denial then the second series is about the journey that is undertaken when you ‘go public’ about the fact that your child is different. This series is both about being the family with a child that is different in a small community, as well as being a part of the wider ‘autism community’ and all that this entails.”
The A Word is a Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK co-production for BBC One. It is executive produced by Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker, Jenny Frayn and Marcus Wilson for Fifty Fathoms, and by Sara Johnson Avi Nir and Keren Margolit for Keshet International. Lucy Richer is the executive producer for BBC One.