Channel 4 is bringing back Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.
The social experiment sees the very young and the very old brought together for a six-week period in an attempt to scientifically prove that these two generations can transform the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of the older volunteers for the better. This time around, the younger group will also be observed to see how they benefit from the interaction with the older adults.
The 5×1-hour series will be made once again by CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Red Arrow Studios International distributes Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds globally.
Channel 4’s acting head of factual entertainment, Lucy Leveugle, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supersizing Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds by taking it to the U.K.’s largest retirement community for a longer period of time. The continuing legacy of this series is testament to the universality of the issue of social isolation and loneliness. Both the older residents and the children’s stories are compelling and heartwarming and we are so grateful to them for sharing them with us.”
Murray Boland, creative director for CPL Productions, said: “We are so proud to be making a second series of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. It is the most important program that any of us have ever made.”