The residents of a Nottingham retirement village – and their 4-year-old visitors – may be the stars of the show, but the city’s tram network is playing an important supporting role in a new Channel 4 series.
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds airs on Monday nights and sets out to show how young and old alike can benefit from spending more time together.
The televised social experiment is set at the Lark Hill Retirement Village in Clifton, the largest of its kind in the UK and just yards from a tram stop.
One of the activities attempted by a group of residents and their young companions was a day trip on the tram, and Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET Marketing Manager, said she was delighted they chose the tramway to get out and about.
“It was great to see them getting onto one of our trams and demonstrating just how easy the network is to use for people of all ages, including those with mobility problems,” she said.
“All our trams have dedicated seats for customers who have difficulty standing and low-level floors for easy access, whilst all our stops are equipped with help points for customers who may need extra assistance.”
“In Clifton we’ve even provided easier, direct access to the platform from the village to ensure residents find it even easier to get around the city by tram.”
Nottingham’s trams are set to feature throughout the series, which airs on Channel 4 at 9.00pm and Mondays and is also available to view on All 4.