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Intimate stories of how people live with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment

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Intimate stories of how people live with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment

Series 1 Summary

Skint tells the provocative and revealing stories of people who are in long-term unemployment, have never worked, or are growing up without any expectation of working

  • Episode 1

    Dean used to work at the steelworks in Scunthorpe, but now he, his wife and their seven children get by on benefits. On Dean's estate, the film follows a boy excluded from seven different schools.

  • Episode 2

    Documentary series exploring how people survive without work. Claire became a mother in her teens and is worried about the same thing happening to her daughters.

  • Episode 3

    The local pub - The Desert Rat - is re-opening. Unemployment is running high on the estate and just outside the pub is 'The Wall' where people congregate, often when they have nothing better to do.

  • Episode 4

    Bringing up children when work is scarce is never easy, but it's even harder if you are also struggling with addiction. This episode follows the impact that addiction can have on family life.

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Intimate stories of how people live with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment

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Skint tells the intimate stories of people living with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment in one of Britain's most deprived areas, East Marsh in…

Channel 4 9pm Mon 1 Dec