The A Word
"The A Word" is a drama miniseries written by BAFTA Award winner Peter Bowker ("Blackpool") and starring Christopher Eccleston, Morven Christie, Greg McHugh, Lee Ingleby and Vinette Robinson. The story follows members of the Hughes family, who seem to lead a normal existence until they receive some unexpected news. Communication problems with 5-year-old son Joe lead to a diagnosis of autism. It changes the lives of the family members, who have to pull together and learn to better communicate to deal with the boy's condition.