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Can anyone remember this documentary / series from years ago ?

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WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 14:27:54

Couldn't sleep last night and it popped into my head for some reason. I've been googling today but getting nowhere.

It was about wealthy families financially taking on teenagers from poorer backgrounds to give them advantages in life. I think some paid for private schooling, maybe even boarding school. I remember the last episode being really sad because the girl from the poorer background had started to distance herself from her mum and she was really struggling.

This was on about 10/12 years ago. But can't find a thing !

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OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 14:31:52

Was it how the other half live? There was a woman on there who was a single mum and had a degree but couldn't get a job in the field and they created a role for her in their business?

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 14:34:53

I'm off to Google kittens ! But from what I remember it focussed on teenagers and enhancing their future.

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Livedandlearned Sun 27-Sep-20 14:37:00

I remember that programme but not the name.

I'll have a think.

It was really good

OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 14:38:35

I think it had several different episodes and I remember one where they paid for children to go to boarding school. They sort of sponsored the families to improve their lives, it was 2010 I think.

AuntieStella Sun 27-Sep-20 14:38:42

Yes, I remember it, but I can't remember the name.

One of the boys stayed on a further term on some sort of bursary arrangement? And there was a bit about salad being served at every meal by his host family?

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 14:41:07

@OohKittens I think you're right. And I'm impressed with your TV knowledge 😂😂😂

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BogRollBOGOF Sun 27-Sep-20 14:45:50

OohKittens

I think it had several different episodes and I remember one where they paid for children to go to boarding school. They sort of sponsored the families to improve their lives, it was 2010 I think.

There's a local lad who was on a series like this who stayed permanently at a private boarding school on a scholarship and had all sorts of opportunites that would have been far less likely at his original school.

OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 14:47:29

@WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo grin I think I watch too much tv. But I do love documentaries etc. Does anyone remember an old one called to Courtney with love about a girl called becky who was 16 and dying of cancer and she had a 2yr old. Her sister filmed her last months it was so sad.

AuntieStella Sun 27-Sep-20 14:52:46

I've found a series 'School Swap - the class divide' on google, but it's not the one I remembered

(Still hunting)

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 14:56:38

I've found an Americans swap with Brits house swap thing now. That's today sorted 😂😂😂

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SquirmOfEels Sun 27-Sep-20 15:08:11

There was this:

www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/public-school-expels-the-boy-plucked-from-poverty-for-tv-103747.html

but I'm not sure if it's the one you're thinking of

OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 16:32:33

I think the programme you are thinking of was called second chance not how the other half live (which was more about helping the whole family).

Livedandlearned Sun 27-Sep-20 18:06:31

^ Does anyone remember an old one called to Courtney with love about a girl called becky who was 16 and dying of cancer and she had a 2yr old. Her sister filmed her last months it was so sad.^

I've never heard of that. That's just my type of thing to watch

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 18:29:14

No but I've just put it in and I'm in bits already. 😭😭😭

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OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 18:34:07

It is heartbreaking, Courtney must be 18 now I hope she is ok. It's on daily motion.

ShivRoy Sun 27-Sep-20 18:39:49

I remember being amazed by the Teenage Diaries episode about the New Age traveller girl. I was so envious of her way of life!

OohKittens Sun 27-Sep-20 18:47:52

@ShivRoy was that eadie mccarthy? She is fantastic I follow her on instagram.

ShivRoy Sun 27-Sep-20 19:02:06

The girl was called Rachel. She was so cool when I was 13!

ouch321 Sun 27-Sep-20 19:17:59

If you like documentaries try BBC iPlayer.

I'm working through the 40 odd programmes by Louis Theroux. Fascinating.

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 27-Sep-20 19:28:27

@ouch321 I've watched all of those.

The real stories ones are fab, they're all on YouTube.

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