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Last Updated: Wednesday March 19 2008 05:36 GMT

NR divorce show uses YOUR stories

Darren's mum and dad arguing in The Worst Thing Ever?

A special Newsround programme which looks at the subject of divorce has been based on what's happened to YOU.

The Worst Thing Ever? looks at a family break-up from a 10-year-old's point of view and mixes drama and animation with your real-life stories.

The programme will be on BBC1 at 4.20pm on Wednesday 19 March and you can also watch it on this website.

The special show follows Darren as his mum and dad split up and has cartoon tips on how to deal with the situation.

The programme was sparked from the flood of comments from kids looking for advice after Newsround ran an item on divorce.

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Darren from The Worst Thing Ever?
Latest figures show that around 132,500 couples divorced in 2006.

And some research shows that around a third of marriages now end in divorce, so it's really common.

Everything that happens to Darren, played by 10-year-old Peter, in the 15-minute show is based on the real-life experiences of kids who contacted Newsround.

The tips on dealing with divorce also come from a kid's point of view too.

They are voiced by a cartoon version of 12-year-old Libby Rees, who wrote a book from her own experience of family break-up.



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