Channel 4 (UK): The Trouble with Old People

Monday to Thursday this week at 9.00 each evening, Channel 4 is running a series of documentaries under the banner ‘The Trouble with Old People’. Each has its own distinctive take on different aspects of life in later years: the agonising and intensely personal decision that has to be made when elderly relatives are no longer able to live independently; grown-up offspring who are torn between doing their duty and finding their elderly parents a burden; and the elderly on their own, longing to feel part of a family again and willing to be adopted to bridge the generation gap and create life-changing relationships

Monday 27 March: Me and My Mum (Tony Robinson)
Tuesday 28 March: Adopt-a-Grandad
Wednesday 29 March: Adopt-a-Granny
Thursday 30 March: Stairlift to Heaven