The Trouble With Love and Sex

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Wonderland, Series 3 Episode 4 of 8

Duration: 50 minutes

The first full-length animated documentary made for British television takes us inside the counselling rooms of Relate, as clients wrestle with champagne soaked fantasies and impotence, with dark family secrets and shocking confessions of infidelity.

With their true identities hidden behind the animation, thirty-somethings Ian and Mandy reveal they can barely stand to be in the same room together. Long-term singleton and serial romantic Dave is falling in love with yet another woman he can't bring himself to ask out. And fifty-one year old Iain is struggling to work out why his wife isn't having sex with him. Can Relate counselling help any of them?

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    Franz Liszt Beethoven-Symphony No. 7 in A major, Allegretto

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns I. Prelude (moderato assai)

  • Image for Ernesto Nazareth with Peter Dauelsberg

    Ernesto Nazareth with Peter Dauelsberg Julieta

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke

    Dmitri Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke Michurin, op. 78: Fruhlingswalzer 'Spring Waltz'

  • Image for Ástor Piazzolla

    Ástor Piazzolla Milonga Del Angel

  • Image for Alexandre Desplat, Giuseppe Verdi

    Alexandre Desplat, Giuseppe Verdi Alexandre Desplat, Giuseppe Verdi - The Mourning

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    Knifedge Wonderland Title Music

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  • The making of The Trouble With Love And Sex

    The making of The Trouble With Love And Sex

    Director Zac Beattie on filming the sensitive subject of relationship counselling: "We wanted the animation to do more than just recreate what happened in the counselling room or at home. We wanted the animation to interpret the voices and their stories."

    Read and comment on Zac's post at the BBC TV blog


Zac Beattie
Zac Beattie


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