The Great British Benefits Handout

The Great British Benefits Handout

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Summary

Three long-term unemployed families on benefits are given a cash lump sum of £26,000 in return for signing off, to see if they have what it takes to improve their lives and escape the benefits trap. This opening episode introduces the three families, including Tony and Diane from Hull and their 21-year-old son Michael, who persuades his parents to let him buy the latest PlayStation. Scott and Leanne from Liverpool order some bouncy castles as they start a party business, while single mum Rachel treats her family and friends to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet.

Cast & Crew

Director David Walley
Director Myles Judd
Executive Producer Edwina Silver
Executive Producer Anoushka Roberts
Producer David Walley
Producer Myles Judd
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