No Country for Young Men w/t (6 x 60′) – In Christchurch, Dorset, over a third of the population is over 65. The region is crying out for new blood to breathe life into the town and those new arrivals can benefit from the elderly residents’ years of experience and know how. In a huge social experiment, BBC Three will offer 100 unemployed young people from a wide range of backgrounds a life-changing opportunity: to up sticks and move to Christchurch in Dorset and taste an entirely different life working in a full time job.
They will be interviewed by some of the town’s elderly residents and whittled down to the most deserving, and those lucky job seekers will then be put to work in a range of local businesses, under the watchful eye of an elderly mentor. At the end of the series, will the remaining youngsters choose to stay and make a new life in Christchurch, or will they return to their previous lives?
Producer: BBC Entertainment North
Source: BBC press release