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Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. Vanessa hosts a dinner party, but her past catches up with her. John takes Dee on a date she won't forget. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

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Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. Fledging businesswoman Babs plans a networking event, but her outspoken 'frenemy 'Chris threatens to derail it. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

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Formats

Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. Vanessa's run-in with Babs jeopardises her friendship with Chris. Babs needs help on a big pitch with Kiddicare. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

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Formats

Close to the Edge

Life Begins at 65

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

This documentary sees the cast talk candidly about the radical changes they have witnessed over their lifetimes, including attitudes towards sexuality, education and divorce. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

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Formats

Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. Babs's dislike of Vanessa leads to her meeting the UKIP candidate for Bournemouth to complain. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

Genres

Formats

Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. John considers selling his house and moving into a care home. Chris is holding an open day at the bowls club. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

Genres

Formats

Close to the Edge

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following a Bournemouth-based group of friends aged over 65. Babs's best friend Gloria returns from holiday in Australia. Chris and Gloria help Babs sell her Babylog boxes. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Electric Ray
Producer:
Chloe Sarfaty
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Series Editor:
Sophie Leonard

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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Fourteen young people start their first week volunteering for a radical social experiment at the Royal Derby Hospital to deliver patient care on the NHS frontline. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Daniel Rigby
Composer:
Wayne Roberts
Series Producer:
Rachael Barnes
Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Production Company:
Blast! Films
Production Manager:
Nancy Rushforth

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

14 young people begin their second week volunteering at The Royal Derby Hospital and are challenged by the realities of life and death. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The young volunteers begin their third week at the Royal Derby Hospital, and senior nurse Karen gives them more responsibilities as she sends four volunteers to two new wards. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Daniel Rigby
Composer:
Wayne Roberts
Series Producer:
Rachael Barnes
Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Production Manager:
Nancy Rushforth
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

It is the final week for the volunteers and the Royal Derby Hospital senior staff must decide if the scheme should be rolled out on a permanent basis. Show more