Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

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Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents
Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents Title Card.jpg
Narrated by Russell Tovey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 31 (as of 8 July 2015 (2015-07-08))
Production
Executive producer(s) Alannah Richardson (S1)
Tayte Simpson (S1–2)
Jo Scarratt-Jones (S2-4)
Producer(s) Angela Norris (S1)
Zoe Page (S2)
Jon Lloyd (S3)
Blake McGrow (S4)
Running time 60 mins
Production company(s) Zodiak Media Group
Release
Original network BBC Three
BBC Three HD (2014–16)
Picture format PAL (576i) 1080i HD
Audio format Stereo
Original release 4 January 2011 (2011-01-04) – 8 July 2015
Chronology
Related shows Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents
Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bclzx
Production
website
www.zodiakrights.com/Programme.aspx?id=4650

Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents is a British documentary/reality television series first aired on 4 January 2011 on BBC Three.

Concept[edit]

People in their late teens and early twenties go on their first girls'/lads' holiday abroad under the belief that they are getting away from their parents. However, their parents are also sent to the holiday destination and secretly watch footage of their children on video screens and also spy in their hotel rooms and at nightclub locations. The parents then reveal themselves on the last night of the holiday, to the dismay of the children, and tell them what they've seen and learned.

Viewing figures[edit]

The 2012 series regularly hit high viewing figures for a digital television programme. The Ayia Napa episode was the "most watched multichannels show" of 15 February 2012 with 1.26 million viewers, beating The Only Way Is Essex.[1] The Malia episode had 899,000 viewers whilst the Ibiza episode was reportedly the most watched programme of the series, with 1.42 million viewers according to BARB.

On BBC Three in the UK, Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents was the number one unscripted show of 2012, doubling the slot average and was also the most requested show on the BBC iPlayer catch-up service during February 2012.[2]

Press reviews[edit]

The programme has been met with many national reviews. The Metro called the programme "brilliantly tacky" and said it's enough to make people "practically wet themselves with excitement".[3] However, not all reviews were so light-hearted with The Guardian calling it "one to miss"[4] and The Independent saying it's "one of BBC3's more obnoxious offerings".[5]

Episodes[edit]

Episode viewing figures are provided by BARB.[6]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Series 1 first aired on BBC Three on 4 January 2011, having been filmed throughout the summer season of 2010.[7]

Episode No. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1 4 January 2011 (2011-01-04) 883,000
2 11 January 2011 (2011-01-11) 834,000
3 18 January 2011 (2011-01-18) Under 638,000
4 25 January 2011 (2011-01-25) Under 745,000
5
Zante
1 February 2011 (2011-02-01) 804,000
6 8 February 2011 (2011-02-08) 881,000
7
After the Holiday
10 February 2011 (2011-02-10) Under 735,000

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

Series 2 premiered on BBC Three on 25 January 2012 having been filmed throughout the summer season of 2011. The series consists of seven episodes.

Episode No. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1 25 January 2012 (2012-01-25) Under 703,000
2
Malia
1 February 2012 (2012-02-01) 899,000
3
Kavos
8 February 2012 (2012-02-08) 1,094,000
4
Ayia Napa
15 February 2012 (2012-02-15) 1,261,000
5
Ibiza
22 February 2012 (2012-02-22) 1,421,000
6
Zante
29 February 2012 (2012-02-29) 1,051,000
7
After the Holiday
7 March 2012 (2012-03-07) 764,000

Series 3 (2013)[edit]

The BBC began recruiting for a new series called "The Big Vacation" during 2012.[8]

This was later confirmed to be the third series of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, consisting of eight episodes. The series began on 8 January 2013 at 9pm, include seven holiday episodes and one recap episode which will include the best participants from the series.[2] The BBC confirmed these reports on 4 December 2012 when they advertised new programmes being introduced to the channel, which included a short clip from the new series of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents.

Episode no. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1
Magaluf
8 January 2013 (2013-01-08) 972,000
Jemma, 19, from Burnley and Ashley, 18, from Cardiff head to Magaluf, Majorca.
2
Malia
15 January 2013 (2013-01-15) 1,130,000
Dale from Manchester and Tom from Stoke-On-Trent head for a week in Malia, Crete.
3
Zante
22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) 1,045,000
Kieran, 18, from Norwich and Natasha from Southend-on-Sea head for a week in Zante.
4
Kos
29 January 2013 (2013-01-29) 965,000
Mummy's girl Chani, 18 and Max, 18 from Kent go for a week's partying on the Greek island of Kos.
5
Zante
5 February 2013 (2013-02-05) 872,000
Two 18-year-old boys; builder Phil from Liverpool and openly gay Cian from Cheltenham, who have completely different lives, head off to the Greek party island of Zante.
6
Kavos
12 February 2013 (2013-02-12) 1,036,000
Two 19-year-olds; Ollie who lives in Bath and Katy who lives in Basildon head off for week in Kavos.
7
Ayia Napa
19 February 2013 (2013-02-19) 1,013,000
Londoner Ashleigh and Tom, from Bolton head off to the clubbing capital of Cyprus, Ayia Napa.
8
After the Holiday
26 February 2013 (2013-02-26) Under 600,000
A look back at the third series, in this episode, the parents and the teens talk about their experiences on the show and what happened after.

Series 4: Thailand (2014)[edit]

Series four began on 13 January 2014 and branches out beyond Europe for the first time. It features individuals travelling to Thailand, who were told that they were being filmed for a show called "Thailand Style".[9]

Episode no. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1 13 January 2014 (2014-01-13) Under 637,000
Alex, 20, from Huddersfield & Josh, 22, from Kent
2 21 January 2014 (2014-01-21) Under 614,000
Pat from Essex & Daniel, 20. Sussex
3
Koh Phangan
28 January 2014 (2014-01-28) Under 658,000
Callum, 20, Leicester & Lindon, 21, Peterborough
4 4 February 2014 (2014-02-04) 746,000
Chiara, 22, Croydon & Josh, 20, East Grinstead
5 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) Under 657,000
Jo, Bristol & John, Newcastle
6
Koh Samui
18 February 2014 (2014-02-18) 660,000
Agi, 22, Essex & Billy, 21, Bristol
7
After the Holiday
23 February 2014 (2014-02-23) Under 660,000
A look back at the fourth series, in this episode, the parents and the teens talk about their experiences on the show and what happened after.

Series 5 (2015)[edit]

The fifth series of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents started airing on 30 June 2015 on BBC3 and consisted of two episodes.

Episode no. Location Airdate Viewing figures
1
Bulgaria
30 June 2015 (2015-06-30) N/A
Kirsty, 24, and Chloe, 19, head to Bulgaria's most popular resort; Sunny Beach.
2
Malia
7 July 2015 (2015-07-07) N/A

Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents[edit]

Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents
Narrated by Russell Tovey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 8 (as of 18 November 2014 (2014-11-18))
Production
Executive producer(s) Jo Scarratt-Jones (S1-2)
Denise Seneviratne (S2)
Producer(s) Romy Page (S1)
Vivienne Molokwu (S2 Ep.1)
Will Innes (S2 Ep.2)
Keeley van Dyke(S2 Ep.3)
Running time 60 mins
Production company(s) RDF Television
Release
Original network BBC Three
BBC Three HD (2014–)
Picture format PAL (576i) 1080i HD
Audio format Stereo
Original release 12 November 2013 (2013-11-12) – 2014

Series 1[edit]

In addition to recommissioning series four, a spin-off series was commissioned for late 2013.[10] The first series, consisting of four episodes, began in November 2013.[11]

Episode no. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1
Val-d'Isère, France
12 November 2013 (2013-11-12) 865,000
Olly and Jake head to the French Alps for fun and games, with their mums watching on.
2 19 November 2013 (2013-11-19) Under 764,000
Chase and Ben head to the French Alps with their parents expecting exemplary behaviour.
3 26 November 2013 (2013-11-26) 812,000
Max from Hemel Hempstead and Daryl from Manchester are set to party hard in Tignes.
4
After the Holiday
10 December 2013 (2013-12-10) Under 647,000
The six skiers reveal what happened after the older generation came out of their hiding places, and are given the chance to see their parents' reactions to their behaviour during the spying mission.[12]

Series 2[edit]

Episode no. Holiday location Airdate Viewing figures
1 28 October 2014 (2014-10-28) Under 529,000
Jack from Kent and Dan from Manchester head off for a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
2 4 November 2014 (2014-11-04) TBA
Laura from Warrington and Louis from Preston head off for a skiing holiday in Italy.
3 11 November 2014 (2014-11-11) TBA
Twins Connor and Daniel from Scotland and Adam from Leeds head off for a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
4
After the Holiday
18 November 2014 (2014-11-18) TBA

Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents[edit]

Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents
Narrated by Russell Tovey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 5 (as of 9 June 2015 (2015-06-09))
Production
Executive producer(s) Catherine Welton
Denise Seneviratne
Jo Scarratt-Jones
Producer(s) Blake McGrow
Sarah Ladbury
Running time 60 mins
Release
Original network BBC Three
Original release 26 February 2014 (2014-02-26) – 2015

Series one began airing on 26 February 2014,[13] which featured individuals travelling to music festivals within the UK. The second series began to air 26 May 2015 on BBC Three, this series saw groups of young adults heading to music festivals abroad.

Series 1[edit]

Episode no. Location Airdate Viewing figures
1 26 February 2014 (2014-02-26) Under 597,000
Lauren and Chris both visit Kendal Calling Festival.
2
Sundown
5 March 2014 (2014-03-05) Under 633,000
Harry and Hannah head to Sundown in Norfolk.

Series 2[edit]

Episode no. Location Airdate Viewing figures
1
Frequency Festival
26 May 2015 (2015-05-26) TBA
Amy, 18, and Charlie, 19, both head to Austria for the Frequency Festival.
2
Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival
2 June 2015 (2015-06-02) TBA
Identical twins Scott and Aaron, 22, and Josh, 23, head to Shrewsbury for the Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival.
3
Sundown Festival
9 June 2015 (2015-06-09) TBA
Mark and Connah, 19, head to Norfolk for the Sundown Festival.

Freshers, Sex and Suspicious Parents[edit]

Episode no. Location Airdate Viewing figures
1
Freshers' Week
23 June 2015 (2015-06-23) N/A
Cleo and Joe head off to Freshers' week in Sheffield.

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents
1 4 January 2011 10 February 2011 7
2 25 January 2012 7 March 2012 7
3 8 January 2013 26 February 2013 8
4 13 January 2014 23 February 2014 7
5 30 June 2015 8 July 2015 2
Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents
1 12 November 2013 10 December 2013 4
2 28 October 2014 18 November 2014 4
Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents
1 26 February 2014 5 March 2014 2
2 26 May 2015 9 June 2015 3
Freshers, Sex and Suspicious Parents
1 23 June 2015 1[14]

Other broadcasts[edit]

Portugal saw its own version in 2013, "Sol, Sexo e Pais a Assistir",[15] and as of June 2016 repeats of the show air on 4Music.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest 'Only Way Is Essex' grabs nearly 950k on ITV2". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Zodiak Rights – Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents". Zodiak Rights. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  3. ^ "The Metro – Tv Review: Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents". The Metro. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  4. ^ Rowe, Sian (13 January 2011). "The Guardian – BBC3 – the unlikely home of quality documentaries". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  5. ^ Sutcliffe, Tom (26 January 2012). "The Independent – Last Night's Viewing: Natural World, BBC2 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, BBC3". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents". BBC Three. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "BBC – Be on a show – The Big Vacation". BBC. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  9. ^ "BBC Wants YOU – To Go To Thailand!". Geektown.co.uk. 11 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Zodiak Rights – Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents". Zodiak Rights. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents at BBC Programmes
  12. ^ "Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents – After the Holiday". Radio Times. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  13. ^ Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents at BBC Programmes
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060cdp6
  15. ^ "SIC Radical – Sexo, Sol e Pais a Assistir". Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents". 1 June 2016. 4Music.  Missing or empty |series= (help)

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