Terry and Tanya

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Episode 2 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

Four-part series featuring young couples who have fallen madly in love and moved in together. The women, previously unaware of their boyfriends' bad habits and chauvinistic attitudes, are now in despair as they realise cohabiting is not all it's cracked up to be.

While some blokes treat their girlfriends like their mums, relying on them to wash and clean up, others think quality time means eating a kebab in a car park. It seems that there are too many young men who just don't know how to live with women.

Now the girlfriends get to send their other halves to live with three different women they have never met who have agreed to take them into their lives for a short sharp stay. The aim - to turn rubbish boyfriends into perfect partners.

Each episode follows the journey of one feckless guy who spends two weeks living with three very different inspirational women. The men give themselves up completely to their mentors, become immersed in their lives and have some heart-to-hearts. All is revealed as they leave their comfort zone behind. The mentors have strong values and life experience and include a no-nonsense Michelin star chef, a farmer, a vicar, a pilot, a head teacher and a midwife. Each mentor has been chosen to match the boyfriend's individual needs.

And the girlfriend is not left out of the picture as she enjoys some 'me time' and time for reflection about the love of her life. She gets a chance to monitor his progress through phone calls to the mentors, but the real moment of truth is when she gets to meet them in person. All three mentors are invited to dinner when he returns and it's time for some home truths.

Only time will tell if the mentoring experience has changed these guys enough to save the relationship, as a revisit reveals.

In this episode we meet Terry and Tanya who are engaged, but thanks to Terry's attitude to women it seems the honeymoon is over before it started. Terry's views on women are positively Stone Age. He expects Tanya to do all the household chores and look after the two children while he spends hours at a time on his grooming routine. Vain Terry runs away back to his mum when it all gets too much at home so how will he cope when he gets to his first mentor, a farmer with hundreds of piglets to care for? And will sexist Terry let a female pilot take him for a spin or a lifestyle journalist get under his skin?

Credits

Series Producer
Rebecca Bayatti
Director
Danny Fildes
Producer
Danny Fildes

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