The BEST Episodes of Ackley Bridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 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.

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Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2019

It's the end of an era at Ackley Bridge College as Nas struggles under the pressure of A-Level exams. Mandy and Martin force Sue to help Cory get his life back on track.

star 8.32
25 votes
Episode 5

#2 - 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.

star 8.24
33 votes
Episode 4

#3 - 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.

star 8.22
36 votes
Episode 1

#4 - 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.

star 8.21
34 votes
Episode 9

#5 - 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.

star 8.09
35 votes
Episode 11

#6 - 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.

star 8.08
39 votes
Episode 10

#7 - 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.

star 8.06
34 votes
Episode 1

#8 - 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.

star 8.03
30 votes
Episode 2

#9 - 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.

star 8.03
36 votes
Episode 7

#10 - 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.

star 8.00
23 votes
Episode 7

#11 - 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.

star 7.97
37 votes
Episode 2

#12 - 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.

star 7.97
31 votes
Episode 5

#13 - 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.

star 7.96
25 votes
Episode 12

#14 - 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.

star 7.87
38 votes
Episode 6

#15 - 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.

star 7.80
35 votes
Episode 3

#16 - 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.

star 7.78
36 votes
Episode 8

#17 - 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.

star 7.71
38 votes
Episode 9

#18 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 29, 2021

Tahir's world is turned upside down. Fizza and Kayla confront Johnny, but the backlash causes a rift between the girls, and Johnny is torn.

star 7.70
10 votes
Episode 4

#19 - 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.

star 7.63
32 votes
Episode 3

#20 - 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.

star 7.58
31 votes
Episode 6

#21 - 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?

star 7.58
64 votes
Episode 10

#22 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 30, 2021

It's the day before the wedding. Jules worries about Kayla, while Fizza tries to make amends, and Johnny's determined to do the right thing.

star 7.56
9 votes
Episode 7

#23 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2021

Johnny takes part in a boxing match to pay off a debt, while Martin tries to persuade him not to leave school. And can Kayla work out where she stands?

star 7.50
12 votes
Episode 5

#24 - 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.

star 7.49
70 votes
Episode 2

#25 - 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.

star 7.48
87 votes