School Drama series Waterloo Road is returning to BBC One after six years.
The new series of Waterloo Road will be set and made in Greater Manchester and produced by Wall to Wall, in co-production with Rope Ladder Fiction, the new Manchester-based label from Cameron Roach, who executive produced the previous series of Waterloo Road in both Rochdale and Greenock.
The announcement underlines the BBC’s commitment to make more programmes across the UK and is the first of the two new long-running network drama series to benefit from the investment.
Originally airing on the BBC from 2006-2015, Waterloo Road was one of the UK’s most popular and longest-running TV dramas. While up as boxset on BBC iPlayer until September 2019, it was consistently among the top five most-watched shows for young audiences on BBC iPlayer.
Cameron Roach, Executive Producer says: “The vital and urgent stories that are playing out in schools across the UK provide incredible and emotionally powerful themes, that we’re excited to bring to a new generation of fans. Waterloo Road will continue its reputation for kickstarting, supporting and enabling careers both in front of and behind the camera, in a truly inclusive way, from our base in Greater Manchester.’
Waterloo Road was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama. Cameron Roach will return to executive produce for Wall to Wall/Rope Ladder Fiction and executive producers for the BBC are Gaynor Holmes and Jo McClellan.
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