On Tuesday, June 28th there was a private screening of The a Word at the Museum of Arts & Design.
The new BBC drama is written and executive produced by Peter Bowker, known for his work in the television serials Blackpool, Occupation and Desperate Romantics and will premiere on Wednesday, July 13th on the SundanceTV channel.
The a Word is based off the Israeli drama Yellow Peppers which captures an authentic portrait of a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series chronicles the lives of 5-year-old Joe played by Max Vento; Joe’s parents, Paul played by Lee Ingleby (credits Our Zoo and Inspector George Gently) and Alison played by Morven Christie (credits Grantchester), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola played by Vinette Robinson (credits Sherlock) and Eddie played by Greg McHugh (credits Fresh Meat), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice played by Chris Eccleston (credits The Leftovers and Fortitude), a recent widower and owner of the family brewery.
A reception followed at Robert Restaurant.