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Filming Commences on BBC’s ‘The A-Word’ Spin-Off ‘Ralph & Katie’, Forged By An All-Disabled Writing Team Overseen By Peter Bowker

Filming Commences on BBC’s ‘The A-Word’ Spin-Off ‘Ralph & Katie’, Forged By An All-Disabled Writing Team Overseen By Peter Bowker

BBC One’s The A Word spin-off Ralph & Katie, which was created by a group of disabled writers overseen by Peter Bowker, has entered production in Manchester and the Lake District.

The six-parter from ITV Studios, Keshet Productions and Tiger Aspect, which follows the two beloved A-Word characters played by Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy, has also unveiled cast including Gogglebox narrator Craig Cash, Dylan Brady (Get Even), Jamie Marie Leary (Traces), Sam Retford (Screw) and Daniel Cerqueira (Pennyworth). Returning actors from Bowker’s The A Word include Pooky Quesnel, Nigel Betts and Matt Greenwood.

The groundbreaking show is the UK’s first to feature an all-disabled writers’ room, with five writers overseen by World On Fire creator Bowker.

A program to give disabled people in the North West of England access to the show’s production will run

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