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BBC2........................9.50pm...................MY LIFE AS A CHILD

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RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:03:06



starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 21:04:18

rtkm.. just wanted to say... you're better than a tv guide!

MrsGordonRamsay Tue 05-Jul-05 21:05:15

Oh 'ecky thump there are two of us at it.............I shall bow very afraid of RTK

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:05:24


No Genre

My Life as a Child

9:50pm - 10:30pm


VIDEO Plus+: 709211
Subtitled, Widescreen

1/6 - Distant Dads

Giving a child a digital camera and instructing him or her to film their life could be risky, but for this new series it's paid off in spades. The result is a child's-eye view of all sorts of subjects, both important and flippant, presented without an adult's input or interference. The children's remarks range from breathtakingly perceptive to understandably childish and, at times, desperately sad. This programme about children with absent fathers features eight-year-old Ellen who meets her dad's new Japanese girlfriend in Tokyo, nine-year-old Kris from Scotland travels to Istanbul to visit his Turkish father (baba), and Mary, also nine, talks like a grown-up about her mother's depression and divorce.

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:06:38

Thanks Starlover

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:07:28

Oh yes

Be very afraid


MrsGordonRamsay Tue 05-Jul-05 21:07:59

Shaking like a leaf

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:09:13

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:09:47

I saw a clip this morning and it looked interesting

essbee Tue 05-Jul-05 21:10:48

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RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:11:55

Essbee am not sure really

The clip I saw was Kris talking about wanting to see his dad who lived in Turkey

MrsGordonRamsay Tue 05-Jul-05 21:11:57

Not sure Essbee.

Why not leave it until you are feeling stronger ??

essbee Tue 05-Jul-05 21:14:24

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RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:14:42

perhaps video it and see what others say after watching it

Reading about it there is some disappointment for some of the children

MrsGordonRamsay Tue 05-Jul-05 21:15:51

On reflection leave it.......

It will probbaly feature the arse in more guises than one.

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 21:33:57


Caligula Tue 05-Jul-05 23:09:16

This was very sad. Thanks for posting about it, it reminded me to watch it (after the American Office!)

RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 23:11:59

Have recorded it so will watch in morning

saw little girl with the step dad putting eye drops in

spacedonkey Fri 08-Jul-05 12:57:52

I thought this programme was very moving. The children featured were incredibly articulate I thought. I found Kris' story especially touching (his disappointing trip to Turkey to see his father was heartbreaking) - it was uplifting at the end to see him with his stepfather joking about the adoption papers. What a lovely lad!

Marina Fri 08-Jul-05 13:08:02

I thought it was a smashing programme with great sadness in places. I really warmed to Kris' step-dad, what a nice, strong, reassuring guy. I thought his mum continuing to help Kris with his interest in the country and the Turkish language in the face of his birth father's huge indifference was really touching.
I was really saddened by the two little girls' experiences, especially the brave, tough, sweet little lass from Bristol.

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