Jun 6 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
Dear Editor – We’re making a new BBC programme on the story of love and marriage in Britain from the 1980s up to the present day, based on the personal memories of those who have the strongest tales to tell.
Do you have an especially interesting or dramatic story that brought you closer together as a married couple? How has your love changed and matured while raising a family, coping with recessions, pursuing careers over 3, 4, 5 decades?
Did you reject marriage for cohabitation in the 1980s but have since married after all?
Have you experienced the pain of divorce yet married again for a second or even third time? Was your new partner also re-marrying? What is your experience of the extended family?
Is married life what you expected it to be? What were the highs and lows? How did you deal with the many challenges that face long term partners?
Did you marry in an “approved premises” after 1995 such as a stately home or grand hotel? What does a successful marriage mean to you? Have you signed a prenup or a postnup with your spouse?
If you have married several times, how has this affected each new relationship? Did you find the love you were searching for in the end?
Whatever your love story, whatever your age if you have a fascinating tale you want to tell we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch with me Emily Sivyer at Testimony Films on 0117 925 8589, or email email@example.com (12, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RH).