Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The four-part British series Other People's Children deftly blended the soap opera and anthology genres in its depiction of three different families, linked together by their stepchildren. The individual episodes focused on the bitterness of divorce, the spitefulness of ex-spouses, the tribulations of single parenthood, and especially the negative effects on the children, many of whom became bitter and jaded long before reaching puberty. The series was adapted by Leigh Jackson from the novel by Joanna Trolloppe. Other People's Children was originally telecast by BBC1 from September 10 to October 1, 2000.