BBC TV Looking For Role Model Bajan Family – For Reality Television Series

Dear Barbados Free Press,

I am a Producer in the BBC series and we are looking for a Bajan family to take part in a programme on parenting. Please can you add the information below onto your website?

Thank you


BBC TV Logo Circa Late 1930's

BBC TV Logo Circa Late 1930's

Do you believe in instilling good old-fashioned values, discipline and boundaries in your children? Can you give two British teenagers the chance to have some much-needed structure in their lives?

Following the huge success of the first series, the BBC are looking for role model families to take part in a second series of factual entertainment programmes on parenting. In each one-hour programme, two British teenagers will be sent to live with a family abroad, to experience life in their country under their rules. In the last series, the BBC sent overindulged teenagers from the UK to live with families over the world, from Jamaica to India, Alabama to South Africa. In this series we want to send two British teenagers to Barbados.

We are looking for a traditional, conservative Bajan family (with children aged 14-16) who are proud of their strong parenting and family values and who would be willing to accommodate two British teenagers for one week in July 2009 and instill in them the values and morality they demand of their own children.  The British teens will be expected to attend school, church, complete homework and help with household chores; they will not be guests in the house but new members of the family.

Twenty Twenty Television is one of the UK’s leading independent production companies with a reputation for producing intelligent and award-winning programmes.

If you are proud of your strong parenting and family values then please get in touch with us for more information about the series. Email a brief description of your family and all your contact information to or call Sarah Rubin on 011 44 207 284 2020 and we will call you straight back.

Sarah Rubin

Associate Producer
Twenty Twenty Television
+44 207 284 2020

Grand Union House
20 Kentish Town Road


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3 responses to “BBC TV Looking For Role Model Bajan Family – For Reality Television Series

  1. british-bajan

    Why do I get the feeling all  is not what it appears?
    Why would we want these “overindulged” British teenagers staying with  our families??
    I am sure they will be smoking , drinking and cursing at us. Is that good tv? – I dont’ think, so they are laughing at our expense.  Barbados/ the Caribean is so much better than this
    What about their corrupting influence on our kids?  Have you seen how bad British tv is right now. I am here at the moment and it stinks.
    These shows are the lowest common denominator. British society is imploding on itself and cant even see it.

    Instead of sending your kids half way across the world and using the tv licence to do it,  I am sure the crew just want to hang on the beach!
    (I am old enough to remember when the bbc had quality programming)
    Why don’t you do something really innovative and concentrate on the real problem: the parents!!!
    It is hard enough as it is in this day and age  to keep our kids on the straight and narrow.
    Miss Sarah Rubin BBC producer,
    We don’t want your teenagers!  I say -take your show somewhere else


  2. Matt

    I wholeheartedly agree with the previous comment. British teenagers are spoiled brats nowadays – why WOULD anyone want to put up with them?!!.

    I agree – I am very ashamed of this pathetic British society I have to live in.

  3. We are all God’s children by creation and by redemption regardless to whether or not we know it. God loves the good and the bad alike and is not willing that any should perish but that they would all come to a knowledge of the truth. If I have the opportunity to influence anyone through the avenue of my life and family, I am most willing to do so. There is no guarantee that there will be immediate change but seeds sown now can produce a wonderful harvest in the future.