Benefits Street (2014– )

TV Series   |  Documentary

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A controversial 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary series documenting the people who live on James Turner Street, Birmingham which, according to several tabloid newspapers, 90% of it's residents live off government funded benefits


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14 February 2014 | chilla-black
| puts 'Shameless' to shame
Basically, Shameless eat your heart out.

This is a documentary that is basically about real life dossers on the rock and roll. It is an accurate portrayal of Brum life which features examples of people from Brum who can't be arsed, don't think they have a hope or don't want anything apart from dole money, cans of lager, spliffs, roll ups and swearing.

What is jaw-droppingly intriguing about the programme is the raw elements of effing and blinding (even in front of kids), the squalor, the crime, the thuggery and nature of the people who live in this street towards anyone not in the clique. Quite frankly, the scenes depicted on Benefits Street is Brum proper.


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6 January 2014


English, Romanian

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