Ellie’s World w/t – Explores the extraordinary life of a ten-year-old in Britain’s only openly polygamous family. Ellie Sharp’s father Phillip is a self-styled Messianic Jew who has taken seven wives. Although not legally married to them – as polygamy is illegal in Britain – each wife has changed their surname to Sharp and all wear wedding rings. But cracks are starting to appear in the family’s way of life. One mum wants out, tensions are mounting between the other wives, her father has major financial worries and Ellie wants change too – going to school with other children rather than being home-schooled. Ellie’s World is a fascinating look at a lifestyle that most people didn’t know existed.
Producer: OR Media / GroupM Entertainment
TX: Summer 2013
Source: Channel 5 press release