The A Word - Maurice Scott (CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON) - (C) FIfty Fathoms - Photographer: Rory Mulvey
The A Word – Maurice Scott (CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON) – (C) FIfty Fathoms – Photographer: Rory Mulvey

Here is the first look at episode three of the new BBC drama, The A Word, which stars Christopher Eccleston and is due to air on Tuesday 5 April at 9 pm on BBC One.

Official synopsis
In episode three,  Alison is faced with a blast from her past when Maggie, a speech and language therapist, arrives to assess Joe.

Her visit brings Paul, Alison, Eddie, Nicola, Maurice and Rebecca together, but exposes some uncomfortable truths, as Maggie highlights the family’s inability to communicate. For the first time, they’re made to realise how hard it must be for Joe.

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Confident that she’s found a miracle-worker in Maggie, Alison goes all-out to secure her help, leaving Rebecca feeling ignored. As Rebecca turns to boyfriend Luke for attention, Maurice finds himself succumbing to Louise’s request for physical contact…but can he deliver the goods?

Meanwhile, Eddie is determined to put his own stamp on the brewery and prove to Maurice he’s much more than failed businessman and celebrity cuckold.

The A Word is executive produced for Fifty Fathoms by Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker and Jenny Frayn, and by Sara Johnson and Avi Nir for Keshet. Lucy Richer will executive produce for BBC One. It is being directed by the twice Academy-nominated director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, Rev) and produced by Marcus Wilson (Doctor Who, Life On Mars).


Written by Peter Bowker, Director Peter Cattaneo, Producer Marcus Wilson

Maurice…Christopher Eccleston
Alison……Morven Christie
Paul………Lee Ingleby
Joe………..Max Vento
Eddie…….Greg McHugh
Nicola……Vinette Robinson

For more information, check out the BBC’s dedicated ‘The A Word’ webpage


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