YOUNG audiences can look forward to good television fare this summer as Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) puts together a well-stocked package for the season. There will be plenty of children's educational and entertainment programmes, including soap operas, game shows and music contests. These will be broadcast during prime-time, which gives parents a chance to join their children in front of the TV set. One of the highlights is a documentary drama focusing on forms of pressure young people experience. The show, to be broadcast in May, will be the first TVB programme in documentary format to investigate children's behavioural and emotional problems. According to Mr Mark Leung, executive producer of TVB's Enrichment Department, the improved programming is a move to give children and parents more opportunities to spend their leisure time together in a worthwhile way. ''We usually fix children's programmes for late afternoon so young people can relax after a busy day at school,'' Mr Leung said. ''But most of them have a heavy load of homework, and can only watch TV late in the evening. And by that time, the programmes aren't suitable for them.'' A survey conducted by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association showed that Hongkong children spend an average of 2.2 hours a day watching television on weekdays and longer on weekends. More than 62 per cent said no one selected their programmes for them. Mr Leung said TVB also plans to organise a children's song contest and a family games show; it will also look for a foreign children's documentary programme. He said TVB's own new documentary drama would be the main attraction of the summer programme. Mr Pang Cha-choi, manager of TVB's Programme Development Department, said the station had done much research on youth problems for the drama. The story features a team of junior secondary school basketball players, and studies the various forms of pressure they experience. Advice from social workers, educationists and psychologists on how to handle youth problems will be included. ''This is a new venture. It took us two months, from research to filming and production. We have new faces to give the show a fresh, different look,'' Mr Pang said. The drama, running from one to one-and-a-half hours, will be screened on TVB Jade on Saturday nights. Details of the show and TVB's other children's programmes for summer will be released later.