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Episodes (6)

S01E01 · Diagnosis

Mar 22, 2016

Alison and Paul are in denial about the behaviour of their young son, Joe. When the extended family gather for Joe's fifth birthday it is suggested something is wrong - prompting grandfather Maurice to take action.

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S01E02 · Home School

Mar 29, 2016

Following Joe's diagnosis Alison removes him from school to protect him, but Paul and Rebecca take a different view. Eddie is troubled by thoughts of Nicola's ex-lover and Maurice tries to avoid his singing teacher.

S01E03 · Therapy

Apr 05, 2016

Alison receives a blast from her past when speech and language therapist Maggie arrives to assess Joe - forcing the family to confront some uncomfortable truths. Eddie is determined to put his own stamp on the brewery.

S01E04 · Sleepover

Apr 12, 2016

Alison allows Paul to persuade her to tell the school about Joe's diagnosis. With Maya helping care for Joe, Alison volunteers to help at the school and invites two of Joe's classmates to a sleepover leading to a breakthrough.

S01E05 · Goodbye

Apr 19, 2016

Alison is stunned when Maya faces deportation and Joe's behaviour reaches crisis point. Rebecca is coached on the best way to get revenge and Maurice is left regretting letting Louise go.

S01E06 · Lost

Apr 26, 2016

The family gather for the launch of Paul's gastropub and while Maurice gets to grips with the décor, Alison tries to reconcile with Paul. However, the family and local community must come together when Joe disappears.


The A Word Season 1 (2016) is released on Mar 22, 2016 and the latest season 3 of The A Word is released in 2020. Watch The A Word online - the English Drama TV series from United Kingdom. The A Word is directed by Susan Tully,Peter Cattaneo,Luke Snellin,Fergus O'Brien and created by Peter Bowker with Max Vento and Lee Ingleby.

In this moving BBC drama, the Hughes family living in the Lake District are like any other family; when their young son Joe is diagnosed as autistic, their lives are changed forever, and the family members must pull together to better learn their son's condition.

As know as:

Poika joka katosi musiikkiin, Pojken som försvann in i musiken, Слово на букву А, The A Word, The A Word: A Vida com Joe


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Fifty Fathoms Productions, Keshet Productions, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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BBC website

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