The Trouble with Love and Sex

This is just a short post to recommend a brilliant programme from BBC 2 last week.

Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex was based on recordings of real couples undergoing counselling with Relate. One couple struggle to maintain intimacy with a growing family to care for; another come to salvage a 33-year relationship that seemed to have hit the rocks. A third man enters the consulting room alone, trying to explore why he is unable to form the romantic relationships he so desperately yearns for.

The bravery of the participating people is given a helping hand by the format of the show – the original sound recording remains intact, but the visuals are animated to wonderful effect.

Anyone who’s been in a relationship knows how hard it is to keep going, year in, year out. This show had me nodding (and sniffling) in recognition at so many points. Essential viewing.

Watch Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex on iPlayer.

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