ITALIA CONTI: LIVING THE DREAM

Format: 1 x 30'

Channel: BBC Two

It's the start of a new term at Italia Conti, one of the UK's top performing arts schools, and for the students the hard work has just begun...

We follow the lives, loves, drama and debuts of three Italia Conti students, during their first week at the world-famous star school. New girl Chiarina finds herself in at the deep end singing in front of chart-topping ex-student Pixie Lott. Ben wants to be taken seriously as a dancer but it’s his relationship with girlfriend Koko that has him in a spin. And then there’s Layton who’s already played Billy Elliot and the young Michael Jackson in the West End – can he top that as he turns 16?

This film is the first to be shown in the Teensville strand for BBC Switch – featuring programmes made for and about teens in the UK.