Parenting For Idiots. Image shows from L to R: Jonathan Ross, Jamie Laing, Lauren Laverne, Chris Ramsey
Parenting For Idiots

Parenting For Idiots

  • TV factual
  • Channel 4
  • 2017
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Comic show about children and parenting. Features Ashley Jensen.

Parenting For Idiots. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Laing, Mark-Francis Vandelli

Key details

Channel 4
3 (1 series)
Ashley Jensen
Richard Easter, Lee Stuart Evans and Christine Rose
Tom Vinnicombe
Kate Staples, Karl Warner and Meredith Chambers

Forget the calm, idyllic parenting shown in ads - real parenting is not a fairy tale. It's the ultimate test of patience, hygiene and nerve.

Parenting For Idiots takes an honest look at the world's most common job, and highlights what parents everywhere have always known but never wanted to say - being a parent is tough. From the constant nappy changing of infancy, to the awkward "you're not wearing that" chat with your teenager, raising a child is a journey mired with many sleepless nights. Not to mention utter confusion as you wonder the whole time whether you're screwing it up. But if you think everyone else is getting it right, and you're the only idiot, think again. It's time to tell it like it is.

Through hysterical interviews with famous parents and baby test drives for childless celebrities, Parenting For Idiots uncovers the humour and universal truths in all aspects of parenting.

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 11:25pm on C4 - Episode 3
  • Thursday 12th October 2017 at 1:35am on 4seven - Episode 2
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 11:35pm on C4 - Episode 2

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