Hidden Lives: Threesomes in the Family - Coming Soon on FIVE!

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The human interest documentary strand continues its third series of surprising real life stories. The six hour-long programmes feature more incredible tales from around the world, focusing on unusual and sometimes alarming personal stories.

Next week’s episode, ‘Three in a Bed’, looks at some of contemporary Britain’s most extreme relationships. The programme follows households in the UK who have chosen to live their lives as a threesome, sleep together every night in the same bed as a three, and bring up their children in a three-parent family.

It all started conventionally enough for John from Wales, a 36-year-old electrician, and his wife Shanea, a 35-year-old housewife and part-time model – a three month whirlwind romance, marriage and three kids. Then Shanea met Noel, a 30-year-old teacher from Ipswich. She had his baby, moved him into the family home and invited him to share the marital bed. All seems to be going swimmingly so far, but can such a relationship last?

Elsewhere Dean, a 26-year-old graphic designer and Davina, a 25-year-old librarian, married four years ago. Like many Australians they have settled in London, but unlike most, they are living with another ‘girlfriend’ –Jen. The two girls are bisexual and Dean is not complaining. In next week’s programme, however, Dean must phone home and tell his mum all about his new-found happiness. How will she take the news that her son is living such an unorthodox lifestyle on the other side of the world?

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