Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers

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With rare access to the notoriously private Amish community, this series follows five Amish teenagers traveling to Britain on an extraordinary cultural exchange.

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Episode 1

The five Amish teenagers - Jerry, Andrew, Leah, Becky and Leon - bid an emotional farewell to their loved ones, as leaving their closed community for the very first time hits home. Their first challenge is getting to the UK: how will they cope with their first experience on an aeroplane? Over four weeks they will stay with four very different British families and it's a baptism of fire as first up they find themselves in the concrete jungle of London. Their London teenage hosts are street dancers, an art form that's completely alien to them. The Amish come from spacious homes in safe communities; how will they cope with the noisy, bustling streets of London? It's a massive eye-opener for the five innocent travellers, who are shown the seedy streets of Soho, discover the grim reality of knife crime and begin to realise just how different the lives and morals of their hosts are.

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Episode 2

The five Amish teenagers - Jerry, Andrew, Leah, Becky and Leon - bid an emotional farewell to their loved ones, as leaving their closed community for the very first time hits home. Their first challenge is getting to the UK: how will they cope with their first experience on an aeroplane? Over four weeks they will stay with four very different British families and it's a baptism of fire as first up they find themselves in the concrete jungle of London. Their London teenage hosts are street dancers, an art form that's completely alien to them. The Amish come from spacious homes in safe communities; how will they cope with the noisy, bustling streets of London? It's a massive eye-opener for the five innocent travellers, who are shown the seedy streets of Soho, discover the grim reality of knife crime and begin to realise just how different the lives and morals of their hosts are.

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Episode 3

During the teenagers' third week in the UK, their simple Amish lifestyle clashes with that of the British upper classes when they stay as guests in a castle on one of Scotland's finest hunting estates.

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Episode 4

Surf's up as the Amish teenagers move in with a clan of surfers in Cornwall for their final week in Britain. Marriage and relationships are hot topics as, in Amish eyes, their unmarried hosts are living in sin. The Amish youngsters experience a nightclub for the first time - which the girls find very difficult - and they are concerned about joining in with a local pagan festival. It's the last chance for them to let their hair down away from their parents back home. But will they want to? Close bonds are formed in Cornwall but the time comes for them to return home. There are mixed feelings and emotional farewells but elation at being reunited with families back in Amish country. It's time to evaluate their lives and reflect on their adventure on UK soil. How does the trip mould their futures and the life-changing decisions that they have to make?