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Ten unruly British teenagers are sent to live with strict families in five different countries in an experiment to find out the right way to bring up a child.

Josh from Tamworth and Charlotte from Bristol experience life in India for a week as guests of the Sharma family.

The Sharmas are a strict middle class Hindu family and dad Sanjeev rules his kids with a rod of iron. Education is all important so the British teens are immediately packed off to school with 15-year-old Ankita. Charlotte and school don't mix - she and Josh bunk off their second lesson and are given a dressing down by the head teacher. Sanjeev is furious, as his family name is at stake.

Charlotte refuses to go to school while Josh wins a debating contest. As a reward, Josh is allowed out with Sanjeev's nephews but must be back by 9pm. Charlotte agrees to go shopping with Ankita, but wants to come home early.

By the end of the week, after a relaxing weekend in the country, Sanjeev breaks through Charlotte's barriers and Josh comes to realise how privileged he is. The teens return to the UK with good intentions to mend their ways.

  • Clip: The Rules

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    British teenagers Josh and Charlotte meet strict Indian dad Sanjeev, who lays down the rules.


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