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Real-life soap opera, filmed over a year in North Yorkshire. Mum and daughter Kat and Kaitlyn have had a tough time over the last few years but have a big summer ahead.

Welcome to the Mighty Redcar. In this real-life soap opera, filmed over a year in the North Yorkshire town, we focus on the relationships between two generations - one struggling to fulfil their hopes and dreams, the other trying to give them a leg up, show them the way and convince them that they, and the town, have a future.

Mum and daughter Kat and Kaitlyn have had a tough time over the last few years but have a big summer ahead. Kat is working three jobs to earn enough to keep a roof over their heads, save up for Kaitlyn's college fund and pay for a dress for the biggest night of her life, the school prom.

James is 19, the oldest of seven kids, has no job, no GCSEs and a simple choice to make - work or prison. The council have identified him as high risk of committing crimes and ending up serving time so they are doing everything to keep him on the straight and narrow - including finding him a mentor, Ray, a local businessman who gives James both work and life lessons.

Dylan moved to Redcar when he was 16 - he loves the place as it provides him with the safety and security his home growing up never had. He now lives with his foster mum Wendy, and has one big dream - to become a music star. His motives are not fame and fortune but to earn enough money to bring his younger brother out of foster care to live with him in Redcar.

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Mon 22 Jul 2019 23:20

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten


  • 00:03

    The Who

    My Generation

  • 00:04

    Tears for Fears

    Head Over Heels

  • 00:06

    The The

    This is the day

  • 00:08

    Toots & The Maytals

    Fifty Four Forty Six Was My Number

  • 00:16

    The The

    Uncertain Smile

  • 00:29

    Soft Hair

    The Lying Has To Stop

  • 00:32


    Introducing The Band

  • 00:34

    The Psychedelic Furs


  • 00:36


    Only You


  • Thu 6 Sep 2018 21:00
  • Sun 9 Sep 2018 23:20
  • Mon 10 Sep 2018 23:30
  • Sat 29 Sep 2018 02:00
  • Mon 22 Jul 2019 23:20

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