A Cumbrian audience is set to get a first glimpse of the new series of the hit BBC drama The A Word.

The Lake District landscape is set to wow viewers once again when the second series hits our screens soon.

A preview screening of the first episode of the second series takes place on Thursday.

The event, for invited guests, is being held at one of Cumbria's best entertainment venues - the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

Following the screening, three leading lights will be in converation with BBC Cumbria's Mike Zeller - BAFTA and RTS award winning writer Peter Bowker, executive producer Marcus Wilson and actress Pooky Quesnel, who plays Maurice's music teacher.

The event is being hosted by Phil Roberts, head of local and regional programmes for the BBC North East and Cumbria.

The A Word, filmed in the Lake District and Manchester, follows the Hughes and Scott family and how members cope when youngest member Joe is diagnosed with autism.

In the forthcoming second series, the story picks up two years on. Joe, played by Max Vento, is now seven years old.

The series also stars Christopher Eccelston, Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie, Greg McHugh, Vinette Robinson and Molly Wright.

Thirlmere was one of the county locations used for filming earlier this year.

Runners from local clubs became extras during filming of a fictional fell race.