Last week on the show we saw original stars Christopher Eccleston and Lee Ingleby, joined by some new faces, such as Troy actor David Gyasi.
The A Word is back for a third season on BBC One
Who is in the cast of The A word?
The A Word first aired on BBC in March 2016.
After the first season proved to be a ratings winner, its second season began airing in November 2017.
The series is based on a family who has to come to terms with the autism diagnosis of their child, while also dealing with their own relationship problems.
The show is now back for its third season.
Max Vento as Joe
Max Vento plays the role of the child at the heart of the drama.
He is from West Yorkshire and has played the role of Joe since the show first aired in 2016.
According to the biography on his agent's website, his skills include choral singing, tap and freestyle dancing.
He has also appeared in Annie and featured in commercials.
Lee Ingleby as Paul Hughes
Lee Ingleby, 44, portrays Joe's father in the series.
With a career spanning over 20 years, he has appeared in some of the biggest releases on both the big and small screen.
He is known for his roles as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus in the BBC's Inspector George Gently and Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.
Morven Christie as Alison Hughes
Scottish actress Morven Christie, 38, returns in season three as Joe's mother, Alison.
She has worked in both television and theatre, playing the role of Anya in the Cherry Orchard and Perdita in The Winter's Tale.
She also appeared in the ITV drama Grantchester as Alison Hopkins.
Christopher Eccleston as Maurice Scott
Christopher Eccleston stars as Joe's grandfather, Maurice.
The actor, 56, has had several roles in films, television and theatre.
His performance in the BBC miniseries Our Friends In The North saw him being nominated for a Bafta award.
He received a second Bafta nomination for his role in The Second Coming and won an Emmy for his performance in Accused.
Julie Hesmondhalgh as Heather
Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is in the cast for the third series playing Joe's teacher.
Julie played Hayley Cropper on the soap for 14 years, before leaving in 2014.
Since then she has appeared on many high profile shows including Happy Valley and Broadchurch.
Molly Wright as Rebecca
Molly plays Alison’s daughter, and Joe’s older half-sister.
The young actress also played Lulu Lane in the 2016 series of Our Girl.
She also starred in the movie Apostasy.
Pooky Quinsel as Louise
Actress Pooky plays music teacher Louise, who has a complex relationship with Maurice.
One of her first big TV roles was as Dr Monica Broome in the 1994 series Cardiac Arrest.
In 2019 she played Mo Buckley in BBC drama thriller The Victim.
Leon Harrop as Ralph
Leon plays Ralph, who is Louise’s son, who has Down’s Syndrome.
In series two, Maurice decided to employ Ralph at the brewery.
Leon's first TV appearance was in 2009 TV drama The Street.
In 2019 he played Albie in Sky comedy Brassic.
Sarah Gordy as Katie
Sarah plays Ralph’s girlfriend Katie, who he’s been dating for the last two years.
The actress also played Lady Pamela Holland in the BBC drama Upstairs Downstairs.
Her other acting credits include Call the Midwife, Doctors and Holby City.
David Gyasi plays Ben
David Gyasi is new to the series.
The actor previously appeared alongside his The A Word co-star Lee Ingleby in the 2012 series White Heat.
He is also known for playing Percival in the movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
Gemma Paige North as Sarah Hibbs
Gemma plays a single mother with a ten-year-old son, Bill, who has health issues.
The actress has also in Peaky Blinders and Butterfly.
Matt Greenwood as Tom Clarke
Matt plays Rebecca’s best friend.The young actor is just starting out, but has had small roles in Bohemian Rhapsody, Casualty, and Waterloo Road.
Travis Smith as Mark
Travis plays a teenager with autism.
The A Word is the actor's first role.
When is The A Word next on BBC?
Season three of the drama continues on BBC One on TONIGHT (June 02, 2020).
The fifth episode in the series is on at 9pm.
The entire series is available now on the BBC's iPlayer.
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