How do you forgive a man who cheated on you repeatedly? How do you communicate with a woman who is stopping you from seeing your kids? What is it like to be the new wife in the middle, watching your husband battle with his ex? And what does the mother-in-law think? Following one intensely divided family over the course of a make-or-break 18 months, this compelling and intimate film tells the story of one relationship break up and the huge ramifications it has – from each of the participants’ perspectives.
Ex-married couple Steve and Terri-Anne haven’t been speaking. They’re struggling to agree about letting Steve see their two young kids. Now they’ve decided to make a final attempt to resolve their issues, with the help of a family mediator – the impartial Victoria Hewitt. But when Steve brings his new wife Clare into the mediation room, and Terri-Anne brings in her mum, we discover what really happened to cause such a difficult break up. This raw and explosive documentary tells the story of why some relationships fail, with heart-breaking honesty; and shows how this ex-couple fight to resolve their differences for the sake of their kids.
Producer and Director: Charlie Russell
Executive Producer: Morgan Matthews
Production Company: Minnow Films
The Break Up airs on Tuesday 2 May 2017 from 11.05pm-12.05am on Channel 4.