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Fear & Danger

Children across the UK tell us what they really think of the world. Children from a drama class, a choir and a school explore how they see fear and danger.

Adults' views of the world dominate social media and column inches but in this innovative and entertaining series, 70 children aged between six and 11 across the UK tell us what they really think of the world, with insightful, funny and moving results. Equipped with cameras at home, they film their own lives through major events, while their after-school clubs are rigged with cameras and a number of tasks devised by philosophers shake through the big issues of the day offering an intimate insight into how children think.

Children from a drama class in Gloucester, a choir in Liverpool and a school on the Isle of Mull explore how they see fear and danger. Nine-year-old Eoin is anxious about the reaction to using a wheelchair to help his dwarfism, Jade takes her first independent steps from her Liverpool estate, whilst six-year-old Bruce can fear his own imagination, which teleports him from Mull for exotic adventures.

For this series, Gordon Poad and a team of philosophers have developed a collection of real-life dilemmas and challenges to find out what children really think. There is a suitcase of cash in the street - should they walk away, keep the money or call the police? Who deserves to get on the lifeboat of a sinking ship if there aren't enough places for everyone? What new law would they bring in if they were mayor for the day? Each challenge is brought to life not just by the children's ideas, but more revealingly, by how they convince their friends to get on board with their choices.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Executive Producer Rachel Arnold
Executive Producer Samantha Anstiss
Series Producer Tom Williams