CBBC brings back doc series “My Life”

The BBC's children's network CBBC is bringing back doc series My Life, with seven films added to the 2014 schedule. (Pictured: My Life: Race for Rio)
December 16, 2013

UK pubcaster the BBC’s children’s network CBBC is bringing back doc series My Life, with seven films added to the 2014 schedule. 

The docs follow inspiring tales of young people’s accomplishments, and includes My Life: Race for Rio (pictured above), which follows three teenagers training to take part in the next Paralympics. It is produced by CTVC.

My Life: Peter’s Circus tells the story of the youngest stunt motorbike rider in Europe, My Life: The Floating Hospital follows a 15-year-old British girl who sails with her family on a hospital ship, while My Life: The Most Famous School in the World is a two-part film following three boys who’ve won scholarships to Eton College.

Other titles in the series include My Life: Born Lucky, My Life: One Way Ticket and My Life: Signing Off.

Peter’s Circus and Born Lucky are produced by Drummer TV,  The Floating Hospital is made by MCC Media, The Most Famous School in the World is made by Blakeway North, while One Way Ticket is produced by Nine Lives Media. Remark Media makes Signing Off.

The seven films will be followed by 10 more in 2015.

“This latest series features some truly incredible young people and they all have very different stories to tell,” said Kez Margrie, CBBC’s executive producer for the My Life films. “At CBBC we try to encourage our viewers to see the world in a new and interesting way and we hope that the extraordinary personal stories told by the children in My Life will inspire them to do just that.”

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