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The Week the Women Went
Contemplating a week without the wife

Bachelor party?

Sounds like a bloke's idea of heaven; a few days without the wife. But can a village function without the fairer sex?


The Week the Women Went is the latest spin on reality TV from the BBC.

It centres around the village of Harby in Nottinghamshire and tells how the men folk survived a week without any women.

Around 70 women pack their bags in episode one and head off for an unexpected break from the normal domestic chores. That duty now falls to the men and boys left behind.

The Week the Women Went
Welcome to Harby

The lads only have to survive a week but matters get off to a bad start when they organise a meeting in the Village Hall and forget to sort out child care. At least the kids have fun.

Can matters get any worse? Probably.

With attempts to organise cookery classes and childcare facilities the chances are Harby will never the the same again.

The Week the Women Went
At least the women are happy

There is a serious side to the programme. Research suggests that while women have taken more and more of a place in the world of work, men are still on the back foot as far as domestic life is concerned.

Most mothers in Britain today feel part of a community but it's not uncommon for men to have no connection with their neighbours at all.

Whilst many females have learnt to become a dab hand at juggling work, home, and the kids, many males have never spent 24 hours with the children, let alone seven whole days.

The Week the Women Went is broadcast on BBC Three from 15th August at 10.30pm. It will be running Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for three weeks.

last updated: 16/08/05
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Michelle Porter - The week the women went
Hi watched last night and thought it briliiant, loved the guy in the brown t-shirt. would love to see him in fish nets.... can we see more of him, if possible naked...

Sheila Whitworth
Who was the gorgeous guy sitting outside on his stool in The Week the Women Went? Hope we're going to see a lot more of him....

Paul F
I've always done my share of domestic chores and childcare for as long as I can remember. It's the way I was brought up. I'm surprised that some men still behave like they are living in the 1950s. In my opinion its just an abdication of responsibility, what wimps! Their wives should have cleared off years ago!

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