Are Children Taking Over?

In the final part of her series on the post-war history of the British family, Kirsty Young looks at how children have come to dominate family life in the last decade.

Evocative archive of children from the last few decades is interwoven with parents and children talking about life today, and reveals just how far we have come from the 'seen and not heard' days of old.

Kirsty also looks at the new kinds of families in which children are growing up, the so-called 'blended' families of step-mums and dads and siblings, as well as the gay families who are changing the face of modern parenting.

Kirsty finishes the series by looking at how our ageing demographic might ask us all some tough questions about our family set-ups in the years to come.

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3 minutes


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
ProducerDeborah Lee
ProducerSteve Condie
Executive ProducerTom Giles
Executive ProducerLouise Norman

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