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Indulge your inner teenager with these coming-of-age shows, from teenage pregnancies to mental health to relationship dramaaa, these are our favourites!

Top 10 Coming of Age shows to watch now

The Gathering

Available on Demand on Channel 4

The Gathering

From toxic teenagers to even more toxic parents, this coming-of-age whodunit is a must watch! When teenage gymnast Kelly (Eva Morgan) is attacked at an illegal rave, everyone is a suspect…

Phoenix Rise

Available on BBC iPlayer now 

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Six teens from working class backgrounds form strong bonds as they try and navigate the harshness of school in the Midlands. It’s defo Breakfast Club rebellion vibes mixed with your classic Waterloo Road!


Available now on Channel 4

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Everyone remembers Skins, right? This drama follows the lives of a group of friends in Bristol as they grow up and find love and happiness (as well as many issues along the way). For all things coming-of-age it’s a must see!


Stream now on BBC iPlayer

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We loveeeed Boarders! From themes of identity, cultural differences and significantly race, this drama shows five talented black teens as they try and navigate life at the prestigious British boarding school St. Gilbert’s after receiving scholarships!

Fresh Meat

Stream now on Channel 4

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Brought to you by the creators of Peep Show, this comedy-drama classic shows a group of freshers thrown together after missing out on university halls. With all your stereotypical characters you’d meet at uni this shows is guaranteed to have you in fits of giggles!


Stream now on BBC iPlayer

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Ever imagined finding out your pregnant- when you are 9 months pregnant?! Well that happens to poor Oly (Nathalie Morris) when she goes into labour at school! The series highlights the highs and lows of teenage pregnancy, particularly when the parents are from very different backgrounds!

Young Sheldon

Available on Channel 4

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A Spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon Cooper (Ian Armitage) is a childhood prodigy, the show follows him as he grows up with his family in East Texas. We loveeee this show, with six seasons and another one coming very soon what are you waiting for?!

Tell Me Everything

Available now on ITVX

Tell Me Everything

ITV said Tell Me Everything explores "the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media, whilst they are still searching for their own identity, exploring sexuality, and experimenting with relationships, drink, drugs and sex.”

Derry Girls

Available now on Channel 4

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Derry Girls is an Emmy-winning drama that follows the lives of 16-year-old Erin Quinn (Saoirse- Monica Jackson) and her friends in the early 1990s as they go to a Catholic girls school during the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles!


Available now on ITVX


This series follows teenagers from Liverpool as they go about their lives, tackling issues like sex, grief, diversity, race and significantly – class differences! Get comfy because this show will take you on an emotional roller coaster!

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