The A Word, a six-episode family drama revolving around a boy’s autism, is now airing on BBC and is reeling in top reviews. The show is based on the Israeli series Yellow Peppers, winner of five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Director.
The A Word focuses on a family’s painful but humorous journey of denial and introspection after their five-year-old son is diagnosed with autism.
BBC co-produced the show with Keshet International. SundanceTV recently acquired the US rights to the drama.
“Like all the best dramas, this will make you laugh and it will also make you cry. Unmissable stuff,” reads a review in the Mirror.
“Whether you have an interest in autism is irrelevant – The A Word is a masterclass in ensemble acting and scriptwriting that is as funny as it is heartrending and I simply cannot recommend it enough,” reads another review.
Yellow Peppers first aired in Israel in 2010.