- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Chris Gardner
There’s an irreducibly raw and riveting feel to personal testimony that has no equal in the artifice of TV and radio drama. In Gemma Cairney’s shocking exposé of physical and sexual abuse in teenage relationships, we hear stories of inordinately possessive boyfriends, a violent girlfriend lashing out with a marble chopping-board, and partners who rape and verbally belittle their so-called loved ones.
Immaturity surely plays a part, and a family history of abuse can also be to blame, as these brave and articulate confessors attest. But, given the subject matter, this is not a relentlessly harrowing trawl and there are songs, too, with pertinent lyrics. This is Radio 1 after all.
About this programme
Gemma Cairney presents a documentary about the hidden world of teenage abusive relationships.
Cast and crew
- Gemma Cairney