Channel 4 have put a hold on their controversial series Benefits Street – in case us fickle viewers are swayed heavily in which way we vote in the election. 188 more words
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The makers of BENEFITS STREET racked up a £5.5million profit last year – and didn’t give a penny to it’s stars.
The production company is set to rake in even more when a second series of the poverty porn show goes out on Channel 4 latert his year. 322 more words
It was nearly 2,000 years ago that the Roman poet Juvenal coined the phrase ‘bread and circuses’ to satirise the politics of his day.
In the years since, the words have come to describe the sort of crowd-pleasing distractions that are used to preoccupy proles while the societal scenery collapses. 578 more words
I have lived on Derby Road for twenty years.
As you all know Love Productions (don’t be fooled by the name) sponsored by Channel 4, sought to tarnish Southampton’s reputation in the same way it did with ‘Benefits Street’ by filming on the very diverse, Derby Road. 1,191 more words