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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Tony Hirst ...  Narrator 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Deirdre Kelly Deirdre Kelly ...  Self 6 episodes, 2014
Fungi Fungi ...  Self 5 episodes, 2014
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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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Easy on the eye and brain
4 February 2014 | by kerry4ever2000See all my reviews

I enjoy this. It is not in the so called great tradition of social realist drama but many find the Ken Loach pontificating a bit hard to take, as it is relentless, gruesome and grimy.

Benefits Street has its fair share of humour, and some redeeming characters. The black guy who couldn't bring himself to charge poor people the full price could be in a morality tale. My fear isn't how Benefits Street portrayed them, but that they will soon be swallowed up in the Celebrity Big Brother, TOWIE, MIC universe. That is a much more slow and nasty demise.

People also want to be entertained rather than educated for much of the time.


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