Child Of Our Time

Ep 1/2

Wednesday 27 February



The first episode of the new series follows several of the children who are preparing to become teenagers and asks how their parents and grandparents are going to cope with the impending changes, not only for the children but for themselves.

The children’s bodies and brains are changing, and their interviews are illustrated with not only their lives today but our rich archive, giving us a unique view into their pasts. They speak openly about how they have coped with bullying, having a famous mum and learning to live with money worries.

In this episode we are reunited with Helena – the only survivor of triplets who were born prematurely; Parys, whose mum Alison Lapper is a famous artist; forthright Yorkshire girl Rhianna; technology loving Taliesin; Het from Wembley in London who has big ambitions; farm girl Megan; Matthew from Surrey, whose family is preparing for a great change; Scottish twins Alex and Ivo; and sports-mad William from Settle.

Exploring the last 18 months, the episode catches up with the families’ lives at a time of significant change, the children having recently left the familiarity and safety of junior school to move into the new environment of secondary school. But how has each child adapted and coped with this enormous transition?