Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole

July 2020
1:00:00

Episode 11

4.0 4 x
Conclusion of a two-part documentary special about large families living on welfare. Tom and Stacey claim over £70,000 a year from the state to support themselves and their 14 children. With such a large family to manage, they run their household with military precision.
1:00:00

Episode 11

3.0 5 x
Conclusion of a two-part documentary special about large families living on welfare. Tom and Stacey claim over £70,000 a year from the state to support themselves and their 14 children. With such a large family to manage, they run their household with military precision.
1:00:00

Episode 7

3.0 3 x
Documentary series about people who live on welfare. Life on the dole north of the border with a pair of wannabe pop stars, a globetrotter who has invented her own new age Chakra swing, and a woman who is convinced that her weight is stopping her from getting a job.
June 2020
1:00:00

Episode 5

3.0 5 x
Documentary series exploring the reality of life on benefits in Britain. The final episode of the series looks at the stories of some Roma Gypsies who have come to the UK and are now surviving on payments from the welfare state, including Katarina, who has 11 children and 11 grandchildren, many of whom claim benefits.
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Episode 7

3.0 5 x
Documentary series about people who live on welfare. Life on the dole north of the border with a pair of wannabe pop stars, a globetrotter who has invented her own new age Chakra swing, and a woman who is convinced that her weight is stopping her from getting a job.
1:00:00

Episode 6

4.0 6 x
Documentary series about people who live on welfare. A brush with fame in a reality show left Dean with no wish to get a mundane job - until he is sanctioned. With girlfriend Danielle pregnant and money already tight, Josh turns to crime to supplement their benefits. Single mum Steph wants a job, but with childcare so expe...
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Episode 4

3.0 6 x
In Hull, as a jobless teenage couple await their first baby, the girl's foster mother worries that her benefits will change when her children move out; the arrival of a baby will herald the third generation of another family to depend solely on benefits; and interest rates on quick, easy loans forced another welfare claima...
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Episode 6

4.0 10 x
Documentary series about people who live on welfare. A brush with fame in a reality show left Dean with no wish to get a mundane job - until he is sanctioned. With girlfriend Danielle pregnant and money already tight, Josh turns to crime to supplement their benefits. Single mum Steph wants a job, but with childcare so expe...
1:00:00

Episode 5

3.0 10 x
Documentary series about people living on welfare. This episode focuses on the residents of Jaywick in Essex, where over half of the community are on benefits. Tony 'Scrap' Taylor claims £51.40 a week and does odd jobs for food so his benefits money goes further. Claire and Luke have three children and live in a two-bedro...
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Episode 1

3.0 7 x
The first episode of the series meets some Brits claiming benefits in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth. With the majority of work in Yarmouth being seasonal, one in six people sign on and over 20% of children in the town are brought up in benefits families. One example is three-month-old Porschia, whose mum Leona and dad...
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