Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole

May 2018
1:00:00

Season 1, Episode 5

3.0 15 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.
1:00:00

Season 1, Episode 4

4.0 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 claimant into bankruptcy.
1:00:00

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 10 x
Season 1, Episode 2 of the TV-show Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole was broadcast by 5star on Monday 14 May 2018 at 11:05.
April 2018
1:00:00

Season 2, Episode 11

3.0 7 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

Season 2, Episode 9

4.0 12 x
Documentary series about people living on welfare. Terry's benefits were stopped after his partner on a zero hours contract clocked up too many hours, a wannabe rapper has been left with £3 a day to live on, a single mother-of-three blames being jobless on being overweight, and a former stripper moves to Spain when he is threatened with being reassessed.
1:00:00

Season 2, Episode 7

3.0 6 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

Season 2, 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 expensive benefits seem the only option.
1:00:00

Season 2, Episode 5

4.0 7 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-bedroom house - all supported by benefits.
1:00:00

Season 2, Episode 3

4.0 11 x
Documentary focusing on immigrants who claim welfare which they send back home. This film meets a Romanian Gypsy whose benefits go to build a house back home and a working Polish couple claiming child benefit for a son who lives in Warsaw.
March 2018
1:00:00

Season 1, Episode 2

3.0 11 x
Season 1, Episode 2 of the TV-show Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole was broadcast by 5star on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 21:00.
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