What does it mean, in 21st Century Britain, to be an adult? In this series of 'documentary pop songs' we examine the shifting borders of adulthood in sexual, social and financial relations.
Personal relationships have always been central to the way young people define themselves - as child, girlfriend or boyfriend, fiance, spouse, or parent. But with changing approaches to sex education, a transformation in our understanding of sexuality and shifting attitudes towards the institutions that support personal choices, it's no longer appropriate to assume any inevitability about settling down with a life-partner and starting a family.
We hear from teenagers about how their education in sexual and personal relations is drawn from the internet and the playground as much as from the classroom, we gather the experiences of young parents, and we compare the attitudes of twin sisters Nuala and Niamh - one in a relationship', one 'very single', one straight, one gay.
For each episode of Forever Young, we've commissioned a new song on each of the three themes. The Love and Marriage song is written and performed by husband and wife pop duo Summer Camp.
Produced by Eleanor McDowall with Hana Walker-Brown.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.