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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.
Seventeen-year-old Isaac is an amazing fashion designer. He has been designing and making incredible catwalk garments since he was 12 years old. Now he is about to attempt his toughest catwalk challenge yet - a slot on the runway at Brighton Fashion Week.
He will be up against older and far more experienced designers. To secure a slot Isaac needs to come up with a theme. The only person who can help him with this is his fashion hero, Alexander McQueen. Isaac turns to Alexander's retrospective exhibition for inspiration and decides to create 11 designs based on the theme of mental health.
For Isaac, who has Asperger's and has experienced being bullied, this theme inspires him and his friend Alice to create 11 incredible designs for his catwalk pitch. Will he win his slot on the runway? And if he does, can Isaac actually pull it off?
Following Irish dancer Lauren as she journeys to Montreal to compete in the World Championships. She has devoted her life to dancing, and her dream is to become a world champion. But the competition is really tough, and she will be up against the very best dancers in the world. Does Lauren have what it takes to be a world champion Irish dancer, and can she take the famous trophy back home to Ireland?
14-year-old Jamie is thrown into the biggest adventure of his life when his dad invites him to join him on an Arctic trek. Jamie's father has an eye condition which means he will go blind in the next five to ten years, so he is cramming in as many life experiences as he can and this time he's taking Jamie with him.
Jamie starts out with little idea of what he's getting into or why he's doing it. He's thrown in at the deep end when he joins a team of adults to trek to, and then climb, a mountain in Eastern Greenland. They face 50km/h winds, minus 20 temperatures and they must drag everything they need in pulks weighing half Jamie's body weight. The risks are enormous at the best of times but Jamie's sulky attitude threatens to put the entire trek in danger. Will he pull through and learn to take the responsibilities needed to become a real teenage ice trekker?
Following Libby, Oliver and Ethan as they reveal how their mental health affects their day-to-day lives.
Two girls Grace and Cerys tell their stories as they juggle their passion for music and running as well as suffering from cystic fibrosis.
Persia is an 11-year-old girl from Leeds who has dreamt of becoming an opera singer since she was taken to an opera by her mother as a little girl. In pursuit of her dream, she must leave a close-knit group of friends behind to move to London.
Following 12-year-old Natasha and 14-year-old Joe as they help rescue a mother elephant and it's baby.
A musical documentary featuring three children who are young carers. Warren, Chloe and Shimoye live in London. While their peers are living a usual teenage life, these three amazing young people are taking on responsibilities that most teenagers would shy away from. They tell their stories of having to care for their disabled mothers, through their own songs and poems. This poignant documentary gives a real insight into the lives of young carers and shines a light on the complex relationships that they have with their mums.
Documentary about Grace, Rupert and Connor, who all have Tourette's Syndrome. What's it like to sniff, cough, jerk, roll your eyes and swear - and not be able to stop yourself? How do your friends react? And your family? And can you get any help for it? What Makes Me Tic follows Grace has she puts on a show and tries not to let the tics get the better of her, Rupert as he undergoes a new therapy and Connor as he tries to leave the house despite his noisy swearing tics.
Amelia, Bailey and Lois are three ordinary 11 year-olds who are about to embark on an extraordinary adventure, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End musical School Of Rock.
Following their journey over several months, from home to rehearsal studio and eventually to the bright lights of opening night, My Life: School Of Rock reveals just what it takes to make it in this exacting and competitive world.
Lois learned the bass guitar in a week to secure her role - but how will she cope with her nerves? Bailey is a gifted drummer, but now he also has to learn to love to sing. Amelia has moved hundreds of miles from home for the show and must adjust to life in a chaperoned house with a group of fellow performers.
As world-famous composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says, this new show is about "the empowering force of music". But incredible hard work, focus and professionalism are required of the young stars - will it be all right on the night?
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