are currently starting production on a new BBC series
called The Parent Trap and would like to spread the word
across the Goan community.
Parent Trap is a series of 6 observational documentaries
looking at the relationship between young adults (25-35)
and their parents. The show will examine the differences
between the two generations in fields such as world view,
life experiences, life styles, expectations and everyday
programme will follow a family as the parents come and
spend a week living their son/daughter’s life. They
will have to move in with their son/daughter and live
with them for a week according to his/her rules.
filmed a pilot before Christmas which was aired on BBC3
in February as part of their season on Families. It followed
a young Green party member and his parents for a week.
It was very informative, sweet and funny. Over the course
of the week the parents realised that they knew very little
of their son’s everyday life and got to find out
what it was that he did at work, what he did with his
friends when they spent time together and what his dreams
and hopes were. In the meantime, the son came to realise
that his parents’ more conservative opinions had
been forged by a very different life to his own rather
than by narrow mindedness.
programme led to a deeper understanding between the family
members and was fascinating to watch. In the upcoming
series we are hoping to approach a wide range of situations
in order to explore the main family issues and maybe bridge
the generation gap.
was hoping you might be able to help by maybe circulating
some information about the programme. I’ve attached
a small BBC3 logo and a selection of appeals for participants
in case you might be able to use them. Let me know if
there is anything else I could possibly send you or if
you would like more information.
look forward to hearing from you soon.
Many thanks and kind regards,