Waterloo Road

8:00pm Thursday 6 September on BBC ONE

It’s the day of Tariq’s kayaking time trial, and a steely focus hides his true intent. Michael is publicly confronted by his past and Connor and Christine’s unhappy home life spills into school.

Feeling down about his disability, Tariq takes drastic action to regain control of his life. Deciding to remove all unnecessary distractions, he gives Phoenix and Josh his prized possessions. A concerned Josh confides in Tom, but his father tells him not to worry.

Phoenix attempts to get Tariq to join in a fight with Gus and the Havelock High kids who have been playing pranks on the Waterloo Road schoolhouse. Tariq tells Phoenix that life’s too short for petty fights. Josh probes Tariq about his out-of-character comments but his concern is misinterpreted as pity.

Tariq is unsettled when his friends say they’ll be at his kayaking trials. Desperate to go alone, he tricks Phoenix and Gus into arranging a fight with Havelock High as a distraction.

Alone at the harbour, Tariq’s true intentions are revealed – leaving Tom and Michael with a race against time to stop his fateful plans.

Elsewhere, Gerard Findlay is on a mission to discredit Michael. Plastering an unsettling archive newspaper story about Michael’s past throughout the school, Gerard is caught red-handed by Grantly – but finds an unlikely ally within the Waterloo Road ranks.

As word of Michael’s former indiscretion circulate the school corridors, Lorraine is horrified by the news and Sian struggles to see Michael’s side of the story.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 3/10

8:00pm Thursday 30 August on BBC ONE

As troublemaker Lula’s home life spills into school, Tom tries to get to the root of her disruptive behaviour. A desperate Connor tries to out Christine’s drinking, Josh helps Tariq face up to his disabilities and Grantly deals with a spate of graffiti at the school house.

Lula Tsibi’s homelife is far from happy. Distressed following another heated argument with her overbearing Uncle Lionel, Lulu runs to the sanctuary of her school – but her behaviour irks the other pupils and gives the teachers cause for concern.

Matters come to a head at Denzil’s commemorative ceremony when Lula lashes out at Imogen and Sian.

Far from being apologetic, Lula makes some unsettling comments about death. And later, she has a run in with Tariq, hurtfully suggesting his disability is a punishment from God.

Tom speaks to Lula’s uncle Lionel. But when Lula hears this she tells Tom that her uncle plans to perform an exorcism on her, as he believes she is possessed. Terrified, she begs Tom to help her.

Elsewhere Connor bugs his mother to lay off the alcohol but is met with Christine’s usual hostility. Playing up in class, Connor attempts to shame Christine – but it backfires and he’s humiliated in front of his classmates.

Concerned, Imogen tells Connor he can’t look after his mother forever – advice which spurs Connor to take drastic action.

Grantly is furious when his car is vandalised by Havelock kids but Michael wants to keep the peace and not involve the police. But while Michael attempts to build bridges with rival headteacher Gerard Findlay, Grantly can’t help but rock the boat.

Josh tries to convince Tariq that life is worth living, but Tariq isn’t interested and Sian receives an unexpected visitor at the gates of Waterloo Road.

Lula is played by Marlene Madenge, Tom by Jason Done, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Christine by Laurie Brett, Josh by William Rush, Tariq by Naveed Choudhry, Grantly by Philip Martin Brown, Uncle Lionel by Cornell S John, Imogen by Kirstie Steele, Sian by Jaye Jacobs, Michael by Alec Newman and Gerard Findlay by Alex Norton.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 2/10

8:00pm Thursday 23 August on BBC ONE

As the new Waterloo Road school opens in Scotland headteacher Michael Byrne has his work cut out dealing with a couple of runaway teens and a burgeoning rivalry with a local headmaster.

On the run from a foster home, teenager Jade shares a squat with her controlling boyfriend Drew but dreams of a better life. She announces that she’s going to school at Waterloo Road and despite his fear the authorities will find out about them, Drew is persuaded to enroll too.

Michael and Sian arrive at the new Waterloo Road. The local press reaction to the school has been largely positive, except one story reporting discontent from Gerard Findlay, headmaster of rival school Havelock High, who claims Waterloo Road are stealing his pupils.

The school is buzzing as Jade and Drew arrive. Despite not being registered at Waterloo Road Drew uses his charisma to win Lorraine over – but it’s not long before Tom sees an angry side to the new boy.

When Michael offers Jade, but not Drew, accommodation in the school house, Drew reacts angrily, forcing his girlfriend to reveal a secret which will have far-reaching consequences for the pair.

In the staffroom, new teachers Christine Mulgrew and Audrey McFall introduce themselves to Waterloo Road’s familiar faces. Not everyone is enthusiastic about the new school and Tom bemoans Michael’s regime. But English teacher Christine doesn’t seem keen to be drawn into any staff discussions, keeping herself to herself. It’s only when Grantly suggests the teaching team go for a drink after school that Christine’s interest is spiked.

Elsewhere, Tariq struggles to adjust to his new life as a paraplegic and Rhiannon starts a bullying campaign against Scout.

Michael is played by Alec Newman, Jade by Paige Meade, Drew by Max Fowler, Sian by Jaye Jacobs, Gerard Findlay by Alex Norton, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Tom by Jason Done, Christine Mulgrew by Laurie Brett, Audrey McFall by Georgie Glen, Grantly by Philip Martin Brown, Traiq by Naveed Choudhry, Rhiannon by Rebecca Craven and Scout by Katie McGlynn.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 1/10

8:00pm Wednesday 18 April on BBC ONE

It’s the day of Scout’s wedding to asylum seeking pupil Danilo and she is having doubts – but her mum persuades her to go through with it.

At school Scout becomes jealous when Danilo flirts with Em, and calls the wedding off. Later Danilo convinces Scout that he does like her and he thought she didn’t like him. Scout decides to go ahead with the marriage even though Phoenix tries to persuade her not to. When Danilo fails to show up to football practice, Phoenix lets slip to Tom about the marriage and it’s a race against time to find the happy couple.

Meanwhile, Finn is pressured into committing an act of retaliation on Tariq’s gang. Michael is forced to install extra security measures at the school due to the escalating gang violence. But when the funding is cut and he approaches the LA to find out why, he discovers the future of the school is under threat.

Elsewhere, Lorraine continues to chase Michael about her job offer, Zak struggles with his identity now that his father has gone and Maggie and Grantly take their relationship to the next level.

Scout is played by Katie McGlynn, Emily James by Shannon Flynn, Danilo by Mish Boyko, Finn Sharkey is played by Jack McMullen, Michael Bryne by Alec Newman, Lorraine Donnegan by Daniela Denby-Ashe, Zack Diamond by Lee Abate, Maggie Croft by Melanie Hill and Grantly Budgen by Philip Martin Brown.

Ep 29/30

8:00pm Wednesday 11 April on BBC ONE

On the morning of her art exam, student Shelby is desperate for alcohol – having spilt her secret stash of vodka. She makes it to the exam, but without managing to get her fix she struggles to concentrate.

Knowing that she has failed, Shelby suggests to Madi that they go to the pub to celebrate Madi’s 18th birthday. Meanwhile Alan Dixon is at Waterloo Road to conduct a review for the Local Education Authority, but things aren’t looking good for the school when he see what state Shelby and Madi are in – Shelby is his daughter!

Elsewhere, Jez realises he needs to prioritise his relationship with his children and Kyle oversteps the line when he is caught selling illegal vodka shots.

Janeece is led to drastic measures as she struggles financially, Finn falls further under the Murray gang’s influence and a former pupil of Michael’s arrives with a very interesting offer.

Shelby Dixon is played by Roxanne Pallet, Madi by Georgia Henshaw, Alan Dixon by James Gaddas, Jez by Alex Walkinshaw, Kyle Stack by George Sampson, Janeece Bryant by Chelsee Healey, Finn Starkey by Jack McMullen and Michael Bryne by Alec Newman.

Ep 28/30

8:00pm Wednesday 4 April on BBC ONE

It’s the start of exam season at Waterloo Road and Josh is struggling to cope with the workload.

Without his medication his mental health begins to spiral out of control. He becomes obsessed with an old plague pit underneath the school and when some of the girls play a trick on him, he starts to believe that spirits are trying to contact him.

Meanwhile, it’s the day of Janeece’s wedding and nothing seems to be going right. The reception venue doesn’t have a record of her booking and she can’t get hold of her fiance, Craig. Elsewhere, Jez moves out and Trudi and Finn both make potentially life changing decision.

Josh Stevenson is played by Will , Jez Diamond by Alex Walkinshaw, Janeece Bryant is played by Chelsee Healey Trudi Siddiqui by Aryana Ramkhalawon, and Finn Sarkey is played by Jack McMullen.

Ep 27/30

8:00pm Wednesday 28 March on BBC ONE

It’s the day of the school fun run and Jez’s star athlete, Mercedes, has been training hard to impress him.

When she’s injured on the run she persuades Jez to take her home and – misreading the signs – tries to kiss him. Jez’ s life starts to unravel and Sian later admits her true feelings about their relationship.

Meanwhile, relationships are tense as Trudi makes a decision about Finn and Grantly returns to work, barely a week after the loss of his wife.

Michael Byrne is played by Alec Newman, Sian Diamond by Jaye Jacobs, Jez Diamond by Alex Walkinshaw, Tariq Siddiqui by Naveed Choudry, Mason Price by Kaine Barr, Linda Radleigh by Sarah Hadland, Daniel Chalk by Mark Benton, Finn Starkey by Jack McMullen, Grantly Budgen by Philip Martin Brown and Maggie Croft by Melanie Hill.

Ep 26/30

8:00pm Wednesday 29 February on BBC ONE

It’s the day of the head boy and head girl elections, but Lauren has other priorities as she sets her sights on a modelling career.

She shines in front of the camera at an audition, only to be told that she’s not right for them and that surgery could help her. She hits upon a moneymaking scheme to raise the necessary funds, but some careful words from good friend Josh make her reconsider.

Trudi clashes with Michael over his anti-gang measures and arranges a protest. Impressed by her leadership qualities, Michael appeals to Trudi to work with him.

Elsewhere, Josh’s drug problem lands him into deep trouble with Tom; Matt is shocked when Rosie goes into premature labour and Maggie challenges Grantly for setting up direct competition against her cosmetic company.

Michael Byrne is played by Alec Newman, Sian Diamond by Jaye Jacobs, Jez Diamond by Alex Walkinshaw, Tom Clarkson by Jason Done, Matt Wilding by Chris Geere, Rosie Matthews by Jo-Anne Knowles, Grantly Budgen by Philip Martin Brown, Maggie Croft by Melanie Hill, Trudi Siddiqui by Aryana Ramkhalawon, Lauren Andrews by Darcy Isa and Josh Stevenson by William Rush.

Confirmed for Wednesday 29 February on BBC One at 8.00-9.00pm

Ep 22/30

7:30pm Wednesday 16 November on BBC ONE

The last day of term starts badly for Michael, when he finds a threatening note on the dashboard of his car, and Jez’s unexpected arrival during the staff briefing scuppers any hope that the prize-giving will be the focus of the day.

Grantly informs a rattled Michael that Jez will be making a formal complaint to the governors about his affair with Sian and matters come to a head when Jez pulls Madi and Zack out of class to take them to Ireland. As they drive off, Wayne slips in to school with revenge on his mind and Michael finally gets a chance to confront his stalker.

Elsewhere Em tries desperately to prevent Scout from moving away with her foster parents and Ronan and Vicki say goodbye to Waterloo Road and each other.

Michael Byrne is played by Alec Newman, Sian Diamond by Jaye Jacobs, Jez Diamond by Alex Walkinshaw, Linda Radleigh by Sarah Hadland, Vicki Macdonald by Rebecca Ryan, Ronan Burley by Ben Ryan Davies, Scout by Katie McGlyn, Emily James by Shannon Flynn and Wayne by Robert Haythorne.

7:30pm Wednesday 14 September on BBC ONE

A new term welcomes a new “superhead” to Waterloo Road, brought in by the education authority to turn the school around, as the drama returns

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