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Sons and Daughters

Can't Take It with You Episode 3 of 6

Sir Gerry Robinson helps two families torn over what to write in their wills.

Raymond is desperate to protect the Kent farm he has spent a lifetime building up and wants to leave it all to his sons, who work there, and leave out his daughter, who doesn't. But wife Jane isn't convinced this is fair.

Meanwhile devout Muslims Khalid and Sara have raised their two daughters to be equal to their son, but the Koran states that boys should be left twice as much as their sisters. Khalid and Sara face a dilemma over making a will that is fair to their kids in contemporary Britain, while remaining true to their faith.

Sir Gerry is assisted by top lawyer, Sue Medder, who sets out the legal options in each case, and writes the final wills. Sir Gerry gets all the family involved in the debate, because keeping problems secret is no way to solve them.

Deciding who gets what in a will can be one of the toughest choices anyone can have to make. But making no decisions at all and dying without a will, can cause rifts that tear families apart.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 31 Aug 2011 01:20


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerMichele Kurland
Executive ProducerMichele Kurland
Series ProducerAlf Lawrie