Channel 4 to explore the secret life of girls in one off special
Award-winning documentary series to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage with girls only special (TX TBC)
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds: Here Come the Girls (working title) will be a one off special of the award winning Secret Life of 5 Year Olds series. Maintaining the warmth, charm and insight of the main series, this special episode will feature a cast of all girls to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
In addition, this special programme will be exploring how the girls see themselves and the role of women in 2018, how they see their futures, and what their attitudes are to inequality and fairness.
As with the main series, a classroom and playground are rigged with cameras, and under the supervision of two teachers the girls take part in tasks and activities that explore their relationships, attitudes and opinions. Experts Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and Laverne Antrobus will be watching the action take place behind the scenes.
Coming from very different backgrounds, the nine girls taking part have their own unique personalities, and different ideas about what it means to be a girl. Ultimately the programme will explore the many different ways to be a girl or woman in 21st century Britain, and celebrate their individuality as well as the common ground these girls find during their week together.
Commissioning Editor Alf Lawrie said: ‘100 years after women’s suffrage, this is an extraordinary snapshot of the outlooks of modern young girls. It will be revelation to see what their playing and games reveal about the opportunities and challenges they face in life.’
Maia Liddell, Executive Producer at RDF said: ‘I can’t wait to find out what our group of girls get up to when there are no boys around. This is a fascinating opportunity to not only discover what the women of tomorrow think it means to be a girl today, but also how they perceive inequality, and more importantly what they want to do about it.’