Jenna Louise Coleman plays 16 year old Lindsay James, the daughter of fairly well-to-do parents and a hard nut to crack.
Jenna-Louise found it strange to be back at school: “I'm 23 so it’s been a while since I left school and you really feel like you're sixteen again."
13 year old Shannon Flynn from Rochdale plays Lindsay's younger sister Emily in her first TV role. Shannon who attended Starstruck Theatre School is now represented by Amber Personal Management in Manchester.
Sophie McShera (represented by Lime Management) from Bradford, plays 16 year old bookish Ros McCain, the surprise child of slightly older parents.
Lime Management, is another Waterloo Road new face, William Rush who plays 14 year old Josh Stevenson, a Year 10 pupil. William, who also appeared in Grange Hill, is the son of actress Debbie Rush who appeared in Coronation Street, and he is currently studying at Manchester School of Acting.