Scarlett Moffatt heads to a remote Namibian village for Channel 4
Telly Today: Highlights for Tuesday October 22nd and its drama on BBC One.
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Kelly-Marie is stunned when Gabriel’s will reveals that he’s named Scarlett as the legal guardian of Callum and Michaela. Stevie’s shocked to discover Kelly-Marie’s secret plans to return to Australia and take her children, regardless of Gabriel’s wishes or Scarlett’s consent. He tries to convince her to stay in Shieldinch but she makes it clear to her brother she’s leaving to give her children a better life.
Forced into a corner, Stevie reluctantly reveals the extent of Callum’s emotional issues – which only make Kelly-Marie more determined to leave forever. With time fast running out, Stevie finds himself caught in the crossfire between his sister and mother – but it’s Callum who has the final say.
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In this ground-breaking new series, Scarlett Moffatt and her family are plucked from the UK and transplanted into a replica of their terraced family home – complete with running water, electricity and their possessions around them – slap bang in the middle of a remote Namibian village.
They’ll be living in Otjeme village, home to 100 semi-nomadic Himba cattle herders who choose to live very traditional lives. In episode one, the Moffatts arrive in Namibia and are overwhelmed by the sight of their terraced house in the middle of the village.
The first Himba visitors arrive at the house – including Kandisiko, who quickly strikes up a friendship with Scarlett – and are shocked by the overwhelming amount of clothes and shoes owned by Scarlett compared to their one outfit.
Dad Mark bonds with the locals by introducing them to the art of metal detecting, but his new Himba friend Mboki can’t believe this is what he does for fun. As their first week continues, Scarlett is forced to emotionally confront her own insecurities.
Kandisiko can’t understand why Scarlett won’t wear the traditional Himba dress, but for her it raises deep-rooted issues about body confidence and low self-esteem that come to the fore in a moving and intimate moment.