This is the first in a new series which explores the work of National Family Mediation, a network dedicated to helping feuding, separating or divorcing couples to reach a compromise and thus avoid costly court battles. It’s illustrated with real-life cases and it’s utterly fascinating. Helpful, practical, intelligent television.

- The Observer

Here the relationships are over; every last trace of love has evaporated and nothing is left but bitterness and smouldering rage. Like all conflict, though, it makes for compelling television.

- The Times

Everyone deserves respect and thanks for letting the cameras in, because the result is a fascinating insight into a world you would normally only ever see from the inside.

- The Guardian

Mr V Mrs was utterly compelling not least because all of us know someone who has been through a bitter marriage break-up.

- Daily Mail

Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator

3 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm Tuesday 21st, 28th June & 5th July on BBC2

Wild Pictures gain unprecedented access to the private world of family mediation. Behind closed doors and through the lens of fixed rig cameras, we see couples come face to face to try and resolve their volatile and sensitive disputes over money, children and property in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a courtroom battle …

  • Sue left husband Peter for another man. They’re divorcing but can’t agree how their money should be split.
  • Martin wants to see the two sons he has with ex-partner Nicky, but Nicky doesn’t want to see him.
  • Mandy hasn’t seen her ex-partner Peter for 6 years but is still living in the flat they co-own.
  • Richie and Lizzie can’t agree where Richie should see their son now that they live 100 miles apart.
  • Jason and Vicky haven’t spoken a word to each other for the last 6 months and are struggling to share the parenting of their daughter.
  • Robina left an arranged marriage after 24 years with Parvez. Now they need to agree how to fairly divide what they have.

Will they manage to reach agreement without resorting to the courtroom…

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann and Susanne Curran

Series Produced & Directed by: Barnaby Peel

Producer & Director: Jenny Dames

Series Editors: Jules Cornell and Richard Fretwell

Narrated by: Zoë Wanamaker

 

Distributed by: TBC Media Rights

http://www.tcbmediarights.com

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