Hayley Goes Old Skool
1 x 30' | BBC3 + BBC1
At 29 years old, Hayley had never thought about getting old. With no elderly relatives to hang out with, she’s only ever known the young and carefree. But a short stint as a carer opened her eyes to the devastating effects of dementia, failing health and loneliness. Now, Hayley is terrified of going grey and wants to uncover the true effects of ageing. As she embraces growing old for two weeks, she explores what ageing does to our health, looks and quality of life.
From wearing a high-tech ageing suit to attempting a 170ft abseil with 86-year-old Dilys Price, and from putting in a shift as a carer at a residential home to pranking her mates with an OAP makeover, will Hayley see older people in a whole new light? And will the experience allow Hayley to come to terms with what old age has in store for her?