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Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, BBC Two

Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, BBC Two

Animated documentary on relationship counselling? It's a good marriage

The participants in 'The Trouble with Love and Sex', the first ever animated fly-on-the-wall documentary

Ian, who is having problems with erectile dysfunction, is freezing his wife out. Susan thinks she may be frigid which, understandably, her husband has taken personally. They’re all a lot better off than Dave, mind. He is in love with a woman who is ideal for him but he can’t seem to get past first base. It's making him suicidal. They all acknowledge there’s a problem, because they’re all in counselling with Relate. Slightly less conventionally, they’ve all agreed to have their sessions recorded and broadcast as part of a documentary. And pushing the boat out a little further, they appear on screen in the form of animations. Yes, you did read that correctly.

While every word spoken was actually part of the counselling, the animations were able to take us out of the room

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