Waterloo Road will return on your screens in September 2012. The date is not yet confirmed however, Waterloo Road has relocated from Rochdale to a new and improved school in Scotland where they will be setting up an Independent School on behalf of Lorraine Donegan. There will be returning cast and some new characters joining the show, and improved story-lines.
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Waterloo Road has been nominated for 'Best Family Drama'. Waterloo Road's Headteacher Michael Byrne played by Alec Newman has been nominated for 'Best Actor' and Waterloo Roads deputy head Sian Diamond played by Jaye Jacobs has been nominated for 'Best Actress'. For more information follow the link below:
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Well, it's an end of an era for Waterloo Road at it's famous Rochdale location. After 6 whole years and 130 legendary episode's. Filming in Rochdale has came to an end.
We have seen many things. From pregnancies, to affairs. From marragies to death's. Waterloo Road in Rochdale has been a memorable 6 years and we wont forget the show's roots.
We are going to be holding a Waterloo Road: The Oscar's award every week. Every week we will put up a new poll in the 'Waterloo Road Award's' section where you can vote for your favorite in that category. At 9.00pm EVERY Wednesday night we will reveal the winner of that category.
Dont miss out and make sure you head over and cast your vote in the Waterloo Road: The Oscars.
About Waterloo Road:
Waterloo Road is an award-winning British television drama series, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 9 March 2006. Set in a troubled comprehensive school in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the series focuses on the lives of the school's teacher and students, and confronts social issues, including affairs, abortion, divorce, cancer and suicide.
Waterloo Road first introduced series one in March 2006. The popular drama is still currently running after 7 series and a total of 130 episodes in total. BBC England came to a conclusion of putting an end to the show at the end of series 7 in 2012. However BBC Scotland commissioned an extra 50 more episode's if the show relocated to Scotland. Saying goodbye to the famous 'Rochdale, Hill Top Primary School - in which the show was filmed. The show has now relocated to 'Greenock Academy' in Greenock, Scotland based 20 miles outside Glasgow.
In 2011, Waterloo Road won "Most Popular Drama" at the National Television Awards.
The series is set in and around Waterloo Road, a fictional school for students aged 11 to 18, a comprehensive in Rochdale in series 1 to 7 and an independent in Scotland thereafter. At the opening of the series the school was notorious for being "on the scrapheap" with poorly-behaved students and poor-quality teachers, but each head has strived to prove the school better than its reputation and it has passed mulitple inspections to stay open across the years.
Series 7 concluded with a "dramatic and explosive storyline", prompting the school (and the show's production) to relocate to Scotland for the eighth series. Fifty new episodes have been commissioned with filming due to commence in April 2012, due for broadcast over two years from autumn 2012.
A new set has been found based in Greenock, Scotland, 25 miles outside of Glasgow at the former Greenock Academy school. Read about the move to Scotland in the 'Scottish Relocation' tab.