Benefits Street

Benefits Street

Series 1 - Episode 4



According to some, welfare payments are an easy route to a life of luxury and foreign holidays at the expense of hard-working taxpayers. However, as austerity continues to bite, this documentary visits the residents of one of Britain's most benefit-dependent streets to reveal the daily challenges they face, such as poverty, illiteracy, and drug and alcohol problems. Yet there's also a strong sense of community, and proof that small acts of kindness between neighbours can go a long way. Narrated by Tony Hirst.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Tony Hirst
Executive Producer Kieran Smith
Executive Producer Trish Powell
Executive Producer Richard McKerrow
Series Producer Kevin Hull
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