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The A Word: Season 2 (2017)




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The story picks up two years from the end of season one, and Joe (Max Vento) is changing. Now age seven, he has begun to look at the world and find he doesn't always fit in. The six-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the Hughes and Scott families as they struggle to do their best as parents, caregivers, lovers . . . and to work out what's really important in the face of nothing ever feeling normal.


Lee Ingleby
as Paul Hughes
Morven Christie
as Alison Hughes
Molly Wright
as Rebecca Hughes
Greg McHugh
as Eddie Scott
Vinette Robinson
as Nicola Daniels
Christopher Eccleston
as Maurice Scott
Max Vento
as Joe Hughes
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Bowker's approach even at this point was to keep things light. It requires writing of great tact and a lot of skill to do so.

November 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A gentle, intelligent drama about autism, family and love.

November 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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The entire cast is excellent, especially Vento and the actors who portray his parents, Lee Ingleby and Morven Christie.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

In its way, The A Word is every bit as good a family drama as, say, This Is Us. Its use of a diverse cast with multiple generations of family members is skillful; its tone switches between laughter and tears without seeming excessively manipulative.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Not having a child with autism I don't feel qualified to say whether The A Word's portrayal of the disorder and its impact on the family is accurate. As a piece of drama, though, it was compelling and unexpectedly cheering.

November 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As we get more of Joe's world, we get more of the people in it. The A Word benefits greatly from the expansion, cementing itself as an emotionally astute, smart and funny series just waiting to be discovered.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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