Modern Family Life Documentaries

Modern Family Life Documentaries


Motherhood, fatherhood, growing up and children's education are four aspects of modern family life which impact on most people living in Britain today. They are being put under the spotlight in this collection of new documentaries.

Charlotte Moore, BBC Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, said: "These are just a few of the documentaries on the BBC next year. They focus on aspects of modern life that reflect the reality in Britain today, and exemplify each of the four TV channels' commitment to engaging our audience in issues that are of relevance and interest to their lives."

Programmes in the season


A Baby To Save Me follows couples as they go undergo cutting-edge treatment to try to cure their sick child, filmed over 18 months.
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Adult Season 2010. A collection of programmes which explore what it means to become an adult in Britain today.
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Being Mum Season turns its attention to aspects of motherhood with a series of four programmes on BBC One.
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Catchment takes a year-long journey through the process of choosing which school a child will go to once they finish primary school.
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A Century of Fatherhood charts the revolution in modern fatherhood in Britain during the last 100 years.
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Contact Centres is a bittersweet one-off observational film featuring the stories of dads fighting against tough odds to see their children.
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Dads In Literature. Novelist – and father – Andrew Martin, takes a light-hearted journey through three centuries of literary fatherhood.
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Dangerous School For Boys follows Gareth Malone as he sets up his own school specially designed to appeal to a cross-section of 11-year-old boys.
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Great Ormond Street follows doctors at Britain's top children's hospital and explores how doctors face up to dilemmas of life and death.
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I Hate Mum looks at the work of the family therapy teams who try to rebuild parent/child relationships dominated by years of violent behaviour.
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My Child Won't Speak follows three young girls with a rare emotional disorder, known as selective mutism, as they struggle to overcome their phobia.
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The Perfect School sees leading education expert Dylan Wiliam setting up an experimental classroom in a secondary school.
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Too Old To Be A Mum? meets a woman approaching 60 who is thinking about having another child, and a 63-year-old who has three children under five.
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Who Needs Dads? takes as its starting point the oft-used phrase, "every child needs a father" and explores what makes fathers so important.
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About the season

IN BRIEF


Modern Family Life Documentaries - a collection of programmes on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and
BBC Four.

CHANNELS

BBC One BBC Two
BBC Three BBC Four

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