Next Episode of My Life is
Season 8 / Episode 5 and airs on 27 February 2017 17:00
A series of documentaries that follows children from across the world with a unique story to tell.
Adam is an aspiring footballer who attends the Stoke City Premiership Academy. MJ lives in the shadow of Wimbledon and wants to be the next Serena Williams.
My Life: Reaching for the Top tells the story of the sacrifices and struggles they and their families are making for them to continue on their quest to play sport at the highest level. Looking at what it takes to be the best, this film explores the impact their commitment has on school, friendships and family.
Competition is fierce, and only the very best survive at the academy. Can Adam play well enough to have his contract renewed? Will MJ and her mum's sacrifices be enough to keep her at the top of her game? Or will they be forced to make further sacrifices to keep on reaching for the top?
Amy and her sister Daisy often don't see their dad for months at a time... so when it looks like he might be away for Christmas, they decide to pack their bags and join him on the other side of the world. Their dad is a wildlife cameraman making a film about a colony of penguins that surround a post office in Antarctica. When the sisters finally arrive after a tricky sea voyage, he enlists their help with filming the penguins! We follow the children as they learn to live in extreme cold, take a dip and even work in the most remote post office in the world.
Twins Imogen and Amelia have been dancing Latin and ballroom since they were four years old. Training up to four times a week, they already have lots of medals under their belts.
Imogen and Amelia dream of becoming professional dancers, but to be the best, the girls have to work a little harder than everyone else. They were born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and standing at less than a metre tall they are constantly adapting to the world around them.
So in the summer holidays it's time for the girls to step up and take on their biggest challenge yet - to dance in the prestigious Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We follow Amelia and Imogen as they learn to dance with male partners for the first time, one of whom is Imogen's boyfriend! It's make or break as the pairs attempt to master a difficult new dance. Will an inspiring visit to Strictly Come Dancing, alongside an intense training schedule, be enough for Imogen and Amelia to succeed in Blackpool?
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