A KEIGHLEY youngster is appearing in a hit BBC TV programme.

Alfie Clark, nine, is starring in the latest series of The A Word.

The Lees Primary School pupil is no stranger to screen appearances – he had walk-on roles in Gentleman Jack and Amazon’s The Feed and was a support artist in The English Game and The Duke, starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent.

But his role in The A Word is his biggest speaking part to date.

Alfie – a student at Articulate Drama School & Agency – said he “absolutely loved” filming for the series, in the Lake District.

“It was beautiful – apart from when the sideways rain started and never stopped!” he said.

“The character I played was called Alfie, so that was easy to recognise when someone was talking to me.

“I met some really famous people while I was there, such as Lee Ingleby – who I played football with and shared jokes with. I also filmed with Christopher Eccleston, who was really funny. When we were singing around the campfire, he kept pulling faces at me to make me laugh.

“My favourite part was meeting Max Vento, who plays Joe. We’ve kept in touch and I can’t wait until lockdown is over so we can meet-up again. Everyone was really kind to me and made me feel special.”

A number of Articulate students have appeared in the The A Word since it first hit screens, and the latest series – showing on Tuesday evenings – features another, Freya Beaumont.

Stacey Burrows, Articulate director, said she was “extremely proud”. “Our office walls have a whole section dedicated to pictures of filming The A Word!” she added.