When Teenage Meets Old Age

Starts 9pm, 21st February on BBC TWO

Britain is getting older. For the first time there are now more people over the age of 65 than under 16 – that's almost a fifth of the total population. But the young and the old are further apart than at any time in history. Most elderly people rarely see anybody under the age of 60, and many teenagers have little interest in anyone of a different generation. In this series four typical young people who have no contact with anyone elderly volunteer to work as carers in a retirement village. They accompany a group of elderly people on holiday and finally they welcome them into their own homes. It's an inspirational and emotional journey of discovery for both sides of the generation gap.