Chairing a discussion between rational, considered people from different age groups just doesn’t cut the mustard for Channel 5. So, here we have a polarised group of 12 opinionated millennials and baby boomers living under the same roof being encouraged to integrate and learn to understand each other’s points of view.
The producers have gone out of their way to find the most annoying, inarticulate, gadget-obsessed social incompetents to represent the younger end of the age spectrum, while the older participants bring with them a set of views and prejudices that cause you to realise that the Daily Mail does have a genuine readership.
Our health service, our pension provision and the future of our great nation will be decided one month from today and it will be interesting to see whether the group can find common group or whether they’ll divide on political grounds or by age set. Tune in to find out.
Mind the Age Gap – Monday 10.00pm on Channel 5.