Next Thursday sees the start of a new term at Waterloo Road and the arrival of some new faces including deputy head Eddie Lawon, played by Neil Morrissey.
Following the shocking murder of Izzie Redpath last term the new 20-part series see headteacher Jack Rimmer (Jason Merrells) and Eddie Lawson keen to promote their policy on inclusion – no matter the circumstances or abilities, all kids are welcome at Waterloo Road.
Although he won a bravery award for defending Izzie, Jack blames himself and is struggling. He’s going through a private hell but the love of Davina Shackleton and a large supply of anti-depressants keep him afloat.
Meanwhile Tom’s also reeling from Izzie’s death for which he blames Jack. Now a single dad to Chlo and Mika, Izzie’s daughters, Tom is plunged into another family crisis when he finds out Chlo and Donte have taken off to get married and is faced with a race against time to get to the register office.
Young, newly qualified teacher Jasmine Koreshi arrives for her first day. She’s dreading her first class and is desperate for advice from the other teachers. Bets are taken on how long she will last.
Dishy new drama teacher Matt Wilding arrives late for his first day but is an instant hit with the girls. He has a secret, however: a gorgeous boyfriend. Winging it, Matt promises Jack a school musical extravaganza � the only problem is he’s got to write it.
Waterloo Road, Thursday 11 October 8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
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