Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
The BBC's teen brand BBC Switch has commissioned independent production company, Firecracker Films, to produce a new six-part observational documentary series which examines teen relationships.
Broadcasting this spring within the Switch zone on BBC Two (Saturdays, 12noon-2.00pm), Single, Together, Whatever gives a unique insight into what young people really think about relationships and love.
The 30-minute episodes follow the ups and downs of the love lives of a diverse group of 14- to 18-year-olds in real-life situations as they flirt, date, get together, break up and experience the emotional rollercoaster of teen romance.
Each episode follows different teens – both couples and singles – as they negotiate relationship minefields and open up on camera about their private thoughts and feelings about love, sex and heartache.
Each show has a different theme and charts the various stages of relationships, from asking someone out for the first time to experiencing life as a couple.
Geoffrey Goodwin, Head of BBC Switch, said: "BBC Switch aims to represent what teens are doing and thinking.
"This series gives a slice of teenage life in Britain today and reflects the emotional issues they are experiencing."
Jes Wilkins, Firecracker's Head of Programmes, added: "We are delighted to be making this series for BBC Switch.
"It's enlightening to discover what teenagers really think about love and relationships in their own voices."
Single, Together, Whatever is just one of the exciting offerings for teens airing on BBC Switch this spring.
This month it was announced that teen drama The Cut will return for a second series.
Single, Together, Whatever is a Firecracker Films production for BBC Switch. The executive producer is Jes Wilkins. The series producer is Suzanne Readwin.
BBC Switch celebrates British teens through a distinctive range of multi-platform content. It is headed up by Geoffrey Goodwin and produces a range of innovative and exciting content across TV (BBC Two), Radio (BBC Radio 1) and online (bbc.co.uk/switch) aimed at 12- to 17-year-olds.
Launched in October 2007, Switch is committed to producing high-quality programmes and developing home-grown talent across comedy, entertainment, factual, music and drama.
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