DRAMA students hit the big time when they landed roles in the new BBC drama, Waterloo Road.
Set in the chaotic world of a failing northern comprehensive school, Waterloo Road is on the scrap heap, near the bottom of every league table there is. Its despondent teachers have given up trying to make a difference as they struggle to cope with their own personal problems as well as their nightmare day jobs.
Lauren Drummond and Adam Thomas, both 18, have been studying drama at Mid-Cheshire College's Hartford site for the past two years and play students in the show.
Lauren is Mika Grainger, daughter of a drama teacher who has split with Mika's father, causing tension at home.
Adam plays teachers' nightmare Donte Charles - he's cool, a hit with the girls and rebellious.
They have both had part-time roles in programmes before including Grange Hill and Casualty.
'This has been a fantastic break for us, our first regular part in a really good production,' said Lauren. Adam added: 'Hopefully this will lead to even greater things.'
Drama tutor Paul Danby said their appearances highlighted the standard of the course. nWaterloo Road is on BBC One tomorrow night (Thursday). COLLISION: A wagon lies derailed after the collision. A THIEF left his tools in the back of a Hyundai Coupe parked on Baron's Quay, Northwich, after being interrupted while he was trying to steal the car in broad daylight. The driver's side window was smashed during the incident, which occurred between 11.30am and noon on Sunday.