Friday, April 2, 2010

From the BBC ~ Who Needs Fathers? For the Sake of the Kids

A major series to mark 20 years since the passing of the Children  Act, investigates whether its key principle is being adhered to - that  in family breakdown and divorce, the welfare of the child is paramount.

One in three British children have parents who are separated, and  it's their relationship with the absent parent that's the key factor in  their long-term well being. The first film follows two families, one  locked in a long battle in the Family Court, and the other determined to  stay out of court and manage the split themselves. The film explores  the impact of separation on children's lives and how decisions made in  court play out in already troubled relationships.

Episode 1  Part 1 of 6

Each one is approximately 10 minutes.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6