Endemol Shine Australia’s Emmy and AACTA award-winning Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds will return to the ABC for a second season April 6, 8.30pm on ABC TV and iview.

Narrated by Annabel Crabb, the new season sees a flip on the intergenerational experiment, with a new group of older Australians to join a bunch of lively 4-year-olds, in a purpose-built pre-school, for fun, games, learning and friendship. The executive producer is Debbie Cuell and series producer Bethan Arwell-Lewis.

Unlike last season, the group of seniors all live in their own homes (as opposed to an age care facility). Like the 1.6 million Australians over the age of 65 who live alone at home, participants find themselves at the crossroads of wanting to live in their own homes but needing help to remain healthy and happy enough to stay there.

The goal for Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds season 2 is to switch the experiment in the name of early intervention, by taking aging adults into the kids’ domain to reconnect them to their community to help them maintain their independence.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is a format created by CPL Productions for Channel 4 (UK), and distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International. This production was supported by Screen Australia through the COVID-19 Budget Support Fund Program.

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  1. I can’t wait the first series was an eye opener and at times heartbreaking but truly a beautiful journey

  2. How long have got 🤭I watched the first show which made me go back to local kindy after retiring 6yrs as their now NANNA twice a week after being in the profession for 16years . Twice a week for 2hours … love it! Love it! And through covid we did FaceTime instead. So keep these programs going . I’m 76 years old and still have a lot to offer

  3. Love this series. Still wonder how the participants in 1st series are keeping, they really become your friends & now I am relating to the participants in the 2nd series

  4. The most wonderful series. You will laugh, cry and be genuinely moved. This opportunity should be widely available. It’ll make your spirit soar!

  5. I think we should develop this program for the elderly at a national scale because it is very beneficial for both generations, it is human and it is bless by God. We could rent public high schools on Saturdays and Sundays for a very small rent and organize it. Can I volunteer to help? ( teacher, 75 y.o still working half a day/week)9

  6. I love the series, but I would love to know where it is filmed in Sydney. What suburb is the preschool in?

  7. Watched first series and was overwhelmed made me laugh cry and felt so good watching the love and caring by both groups, innocent children meeting elderly and vice versa enjoying second series as I live alone as well. Hope there is something similar in ACT???

  8. I watched right from Rwanda in East Africa and the show was heartwarming, touching and teaching. I have been inspired to start up an Inter generational program in my local community and i would be glad if i got more lessons from the founders and producers.

    keep safe

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