Waterloo Road

Waterloo Road is a UK television drama series the first broadcast was in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 9 March 2006. Originally set in a troubled comprehensive school in Rochdale, England, the location of the show was moved to the former Greenock Academy in Greenock, Scotland in 2012. The series focuses on the lives of the school's teachers and students, and confronts social issues such as extramarital affairs, abortion, divorce, child abuse, and suicide. Waterloo Road is produced by Shed Productions, the company responsible for Bad Girls and Footballers' Wives.

Creator:
Ann McManus, Maureen Chadwick
Fist Air Date:
2006-03-09
Episode Runtime:
52m
Production Companies:
Shed Productions
Genres:
Drama
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Season 1

8 Episodes

Air Date: 2006-03-09

The first series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 9 March 2006, before ending on 27 April 2006 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of eight episodes. The first series was commissioned by the BBC in 2005. It achieved an average of 4.54 million viewers in the ratings.

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Season 2

12 Episodes

Air Date: 2007-01-18

The second series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 18 January 2007, and ending on 26 April 2007 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of twelve episodes. The second series achieved an average of 4.80 million viewers in the ratings.

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Season 3

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2007-10-11

The third series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 11 October 2007, and ending on 13 March 2008 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous School, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of an expanded twenty episodes, divided into two half series of ten episodes each. The third series achieved an average of 5 million viewers in the ratings.

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Season 4

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2009-01-07

The fourth series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 7 January 2009, and ending on 20 May 2009 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of twenty episodes. The fourth series achieved an average of 4.76 million viewers in the ratings.

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Season 5

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2009-10-28

The fifth series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 25 October 2009, and ending on 15 July 2010 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of twenty episodes, divided into two half series of ten episodes each. Due to extensive news coverage on 11 May 2010, EastEnders and Holby City were instead shown on 12 May, and Waterloo Road was postponed for two weeks, due to the already scheduled Holby City episode on 19 May. The final two episodes of the series was delayed by four weeks, due to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, airing on 14 & 15 July respectively. The fifth series achieved an average of 5.03 million viewers in the ratings. It featured one of the biggest cast changes of the show's history.

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Season 6

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2010-09-01

The sixth series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 1 September 2010, and ended on 6 April 2011 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of twenty episodes, divided into two half series of ten episodes each. The sixth series achieved an average of 5.11 million viewers in the ratings.

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Season 7

30 Episodes

Air Date: 2011-05-04

The seventh series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 4 May 2011, and ended on 25 April 2012 on BBC One. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. It consists of thirty episodes, shown in three blocks of ten episodes each. The seventh series achieved an average of 5.30 million viewers in the ratings. It is the last series to be set in Rochdale, England.

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Season 8

30 Episodes

Air Date: 2012-08-23

The eighth series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on 23 August 2012, and ended on 4 July 2013 on BBC One. It consisted of thirty episodes. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous school, a failing inner-city school. While a comprehensive school in all other series, Waterloo Road is a privately funded independent school for the majority of the eighth series. Production also relocated to Greenock, Scotland beginning with this series.

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Season 9

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2013-09-05

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Season 10

20 Episodes

Air Date: 2014-10-15

The tenth series of the British television drama series Waterloo Road began broadcasting on BBC One on Wednesday, October 15 2014. There will be 20 episodes. More information coming soon

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