BBC Three explores what life is like for young parents in the UK in a new season of programmes.
On air from Tuesday 12 April, Bringing Up Britain features a collection of enlightening factual programming from the frontline of parenthood, providing audiences with a window into the complex and varied lives of young parents, and the many issues they are faced with in today’s society.
Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller BBC Three, said: “The story of factual programming on the channel is an incredibly successful one, it is going from strength to strength with a significant increase in audiences over the last two years. BBC Three has a unique role in public service television and I hope that Bringing Up Britain will not only paint an intimate picture of the stresses, dilemmas and joys of parenting in Britain today on TV – but thanks to the collaboration with BBC Learning we also have a full multiplatform offering available for audiences.”
The season features a wide range of new and original programming that, in different ways, paint an intimate picture of childhood – from the emotional stories of Jono (What If My Baby Is Born Like Me?) and Steven (Gatwick Baby: Abandoned At Birth) to practical advice and debate programming like Fast Food Baby and Cherry Healey Investigates – Is Breast Best?
Two thousand babies are born everyday in the UK and soon-to-be parents up and down the country are learning to cope with the biggest challenge of their lives.
Helping them to understand the stark realities of their new-found situations, and reassuring them that they aren’t alone, BBC Three is building on the success of previous collaborations with BBC Learning who are producing a series of short videos featuring young parents sharing practical, peer-to-peer tips and advice.