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Benefits Street reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of streets in areas hit hard by recession invite cameras into their tight-knit communities

About the Show

Benefits Street reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of streets in areas hit hard by recession invite cameras into their tight-knit communities

Series 2 Summary

The second series of Benefits Street focuses on Kingston Road on the Tilery Estate in Stockton-on-Tees, an area hit hard by recession and economic decline

  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    This episode introduces the Kingston Road residents. Mum-of-six Julie and her friends set the world to rights. Maxwell is late for court. Lee relies on food banks and neighbours for something to eat.

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    This episode meets the younger residents of Kingston Road. Julie is busy caring for her brain damaged son Reagan, who's 15, while her 12-year-old son is moved to a new school two days into term.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Sue's daughter Lisa is expecting her third baby, while her partner Steve is due to go on trial for assault. Julie celebrates her birthday with her family.

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    It's Christmas and money's tighter than ever on Kingston Road. But for mum-of-six Julie, every Christmas she spends with her son Reagan is a gift.