Britain’s Youngest Mums And Dads, ITV1

by | Nov 1, 2004 | All, Reviews

What was it about?

The stories behind some of the country’s teenage parents. Most of them appear to come from the north west.

What to say if you liked it.

It should be shown in all schools once a week instead of sex education lessons.

What to say if you didn’t like it.

These kids shouldn’t be allowed out on their own.

What was good about it?

• It had the potential to be unremittingly sad – but in each of the case studies there were signs of hope.

• The programme used a professional nanny to show one couple how they should look after their child – and her advice seemed to have been heeded.

• The narration (by Fiona Foster) was intelligent and the producers didn’t try to sensationalise it.

• Virtually all the teenage mums and dads looked and sounded as though they were in it for the long run.

What was bad about it?

• It was a bit long and could easily have sat at an hour.

• Childless couples desperate for a child would have found this a very difficult and challenging watch.

• The UK has the biggest number of teenage mothers in the world. If that isn’t bad, we don’t know what is.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles

01/11/2004

Editor of the website and host of the podcast. A general TV obsessive. I've been running the site since 2008 and you can usually find me in front of the TV. My Favourite show of all time is Breaking Bad with Cracker coming a close second. I feel so passionately that television can change the world and I'm doing my little bit by running this site. You're Welcome!

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