Britain's Benefits Capital

Britain's Benefits Capital

Series 1

Monday 2:15am - 3:10am 5STAR


The documentary examining the lives of unemployed people visits Hull, which has one of the highest unemployment rates and lowest average weekly wages in the UK. Rebecca is 16 and expecting her first baby with 17-year-old boyfriend Sonny, who is adamant he will be in work by the time the child arrives, while her foster mother Anita is concerned she will be unable to afford her house when her children move out. Gordon has not worked in decades and has very strong political views as to why employment has eluded him and many others in the north of England.

Cast & Crew

Director Steven Wrigley
Executive Producer Jacqui Wilson
Producer Steven Wrigley
Series Producer Bob Jefford