Family Surf Trip This Summer - The BBC Would Like to Know
What does 'family' mean in 2010? The BBC would like to know...
Nowadays a family can be anything from a single parent and one child, to the traditional three generations living together; children brought together in new families after their parents remarry, or even adopted children with same sex parents. Every one of these situations brings a new spin on the family relationships we might have known when we were growing up.
This summer the BBC is making a documentary that looks at how families work in a new - and maybe unexpected - way.
The team at the BBC want to film with families travelling by car to their holiday destinations. The car journey will provide a way into looking at family life that takes you into all the things that are important to families - quality time together, and an opportunity to get away from the daily grind. What things are important to your family? What brings you together? What conversations do you have when you are travelling together in the car?
The car will be rigged with small cameras, and as you travel along the BBC team will be nearby, in contact with you all the way. But then as soon as you get to your destination they will leave you in peace to enjoy your break!
Single parent families, step-parents, and fathers seeking to re-attach ties with children from former relationships are all invited to join in. The most important thing is that you are a lively family who are enthusiastic about telling your story. The final documentary will include four or five families from across the country, but for the moment they'd like to speak to as many people as possible.
The requirements are: your trip is within the UK in August, you will be driving to your holiday in the car, that your family is travelling together, the drive will take at least 2.5 hours and at least one child is over six years old (teenagers welcome).
If you and your family are going on a surf trip this summer - this could be for you.
If you're interested in finding out more - with no commitment to taking part - please get in touch with Marco Crivellari on 0208 008 2862 or email@example.com
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