Phoenix Rise




Streaming What’s On

BBC iPlayer, from Tuesday A big-hearted coming-of-age drama set in the West Midlands and focusing on a group of misfit teens attempting to return to mainstream education after being excluded. Refreshingly, they don’t have any supernatural entities to fight; instead, they’re battling with more profound but universal problems such as absent parents, bullying and anger management. They find a sanctuary both within their school and, after initial suspicion, with each other. From Alex Draper’s angry but vulnerable Billy to stylish, brittle Summer (Lauren Corah), they’re easy to root for.