The BEST Episodes of Ackley Bridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Network: Channel 4

The merging of two schools causes plenty of problems for headmistress Mandy who has to deal with explosive fall-outs and problem pupils.

Episode 1

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2017

It's the first day at the brand new academy school, and best friends Missy and Nas are now attending the same school for the very first time.

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Episode 2

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 14, 2017

Jordan finds himself in charge of a baby that he has to sneak into school, and he blackmails PE teacher Steve into helping him out.

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Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

Missy convinces Nas to make a play for her teacher, but Nas is served a curveball when her dad announces that he has other plans for her.

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Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 28, 2017

Missy suffers a traumatic discovery regarding Nana Booth and fearing that social services will take Haley into care, she keeps everything secret until forced to ask Emma for money.

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Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 5, 2017

Kaneez is furious to discover that Nas is considering the arranged marriage. But the pressure of it all leads Nas to break down to her mum and confess that she is gay.

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Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2017

Mandy's professional and personal life collide when Alya outs her and Sadiq's affair. Steve comes to the rescue, but will it be enough to save them?

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Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2018

Nas agrees to a sham engagement with Naveed, but emotions run high when she discovers a family secret.

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Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2018

Jordan offers to help with baby Jamie's christening. Cory lashes out during Rugby practice, and Missy finds herself at the mercy of a loan shark.

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Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2018

Kaneez is still reeling from the revelation of Iqbal's secret family, and Missy is desperate for her loved ones to come to terms with her boyfriend.

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Episode 4

#10 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2018

Sami is riddled with guilt over his affair, so when he discovers that Jordan is working for Khadim, he seeks redemption by getting him off the streets and into boxing.

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Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 4, 2018

Desperate to find a girlfriend, Nas downloads a dating app. Steve invites a rugby scout to watch Cory play, but tensions escalate as the pressure becomes too much.

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Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2018

Missy is totally freaked out when Aaron confesses his love for her, while Hayley is humiliated by a message stream that circulates around the school about her sexual relationship with Riz.

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Episode 7

#13 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2018

Nas finally meets a girl who knocks her socks off, but their families and backgrounds put them completely at odds, and Missy and Hayley are heartbroken when Simone relapses.

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Episode 8

#14 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2018

Mandy's abusive dad turns up at the school suffering from dementia. She returns to the estate where she grew up to find that her mum can't cope with the situation.

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Episode 9

#15 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2018

Cory is humiliated when he has to visit a food bank. Nas gets caught in a crossfire between Sam and Razia. Javid hatches a plan to take over the school.

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Episode 10

#16 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 7, 2018

Desperate to make it as a stand-up comic, Naveed's plans are derailed when his Mum discovers his arranged marriage to Nas was a cover, and that he's gay.

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Episode 11

#17 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 14, 2018

With the GCSE exams looming Missy loses her bottle and quits school in favour of starting a family with Aaron. Emma recruits Will in her plan to sabotage Chloe's relationship.

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Episode 12

#18 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 21, 2018

Jordan fears he hasn't done enough revision to get into the college that he wants to go to, and Mandy is offered a lifeline that forces her to question her loyalty to Sadiq.

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Episode 1

#19 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 18, 2019

Nas gets an interview for a place at Oxford uni, she and best mate Missy realise their lives are rapidly heading in different directions.

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Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2019

Kaneez and Simone anxiously wait for news on Nas and Missy. Sam recruits her cousin to seek revenge, and as the reaction rapidly escalates, behaviour spirals out of control.

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Episode 3

#21 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 2, 2019

Kaneez is stunned when Rashid proposes. Mandy is keen to unite the two communities, but her article for a far-right newspaper backfires and things get violent.

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Episode 4

#22 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2019

Sam and Nas are caught shoplifting, which causes a rift between them, but Sam's mum pushes her to get more involved with the Murgatroyds' criminal activities.

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Episode 5

#23 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 16, 2019

Cory is kicked out after being caught with his dad's girlfriend. Hoping for sympathy, Cory is stunned when Naveed is appalled. Mandy gives birth and feels overwhelmed.

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Episode 6

#24 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 23, 2019

Rukhsana gets revenge on her controlling brother but is left to fend for herself when he walks out and the debt collectors come knocking.

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Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 30, 2019

Mandy's visit to school doesn't go well when she discovers a rumour going around that Cory is the father of her baby, and Nas is horrified when Chloe outs her at a school fundraiser.

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