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#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – Born on the Same Day

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

A new documentary from Channel 4 looks at the lives of three individuals, all of whom happen to have born on the same day.

From Channel 4:

Three babies born on the same day. One of them has found fame, the others live out of the public eye, but each one of them has an extraordinary story to tell…The remarkable stories of explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, first-generation immigrant Ewart Rennalls, and foster mother to 97 placements Frances Chorlton, who were all born on the same day.

The programme could be of use to students studying modern British history, or sociology – to look at how class, gender and political events influence life experience.

The programme Born on the Same Day will air on Tuesday the 14th of June at 9pm on Channel 4.


Follow the hashtag #TVforTeachers or @EraResources for more lesson ideas.

You can also access curated clips through our new learning platform .To use the platform, you just need to email your request to era@era.org.uk and we will set-up a login so that you can access the site freely.