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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Does anyone remember the documentary (I think it was 3 parts, 2 years ago on BBC2) called the Big Schools Lottery.
It focused on schools choices in Birmingham.

I can't find it on YouTube or anywhere on the web...anyone know where I can download the programs again please? - or have a copy :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Yes, I remember watching it with fascination, it followed several families, some of whom were trying for superselectives, some doing copious amounts of tuition, & it even followed them on results day which in some cases was heart-breaking :cry:
It was great watching the admin sorting out the offers too, gave a real insight.
Sorry, hasn't really helped you to find a copy!!
I'll have a scour, maybe its something they might repeat on the 'lesser' channels?
Starmum x


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:07 pm 
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um wrote:
Does anyone remember the documentary


Yes. Sorry going off topic.

But burnt into my brain is May Contain Nuts.


http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/may_contain_nuts/

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When the going gets tough, the mums get tougher! May Contain Nuts is a two-part comedy drama which follows the bullying, back-stabbing, competing and cheating undertaken by pushy parents who are trying to get their kids into the best schools.

Alice and David Chaplin have moved with their three young children to a safe, leafy, gated community in South West London. There they meet other parents Ffion, Philip and Sarah. They're soon catapulted into a world where parental anxiety about education has reached fever pitch and where people will stop at nothing to ensure their children get a place at 'the best' school.


Ouch! Painfully, embarrassingly funny.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:11 pm 
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www.BBC.co.uk/programmes/b00tqsbh

Hopefully this a link to the programme.


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