Young at heart oldies on TV

THE exploits of pensioners, seen swapping roles with teenagers, will be shown on satellite TV tomorrow (Friday) at 8pm. The Community Channel will broadcast the pioneering age swap documentary of Sydney Russell School pupils enjoying a tea dance and the

THE exploits of pensioners, seen swapping roles with teenagers, will be shown on satellite TV tomorrow (Friday) at 8pm.

The Community Channel will broadcast the pioneering "age swap" documentary of Sydney Russell School pupils enjoying a tea dance and the elderly trying their hand at graffiti.

The 30-minute short, shot last June with Chocolate Films, sought to break down barriers between the generations, and bring the community together.

Cinema fans at Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, gained new film-making skills while OAPs wore urban street wear and enjoyed graffiti bombing.

The film will be repeated on the Community Channel on Sky 539, Virgin TV 233 and Freeview 87 on Saturday, at 10am, 4pm and 10pm, and on Sunday at 8am, 2pm and 8pm.

Sydney Russell community media arts coordinator Trish Varndall said: "The two weeks of filming culminated in the unveiling of the wall, and a final tea dance to the waltz and the rumba.