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Intimate stories of how people live with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment
Merthyr Tydfil Episode 3
Life's tough when you don't have a job, and worse when you don't have a home either. But when the sun shines in Merthyr, there's skinny-dipping to do, and wild horses to chase.
Merthyr Tydfil Episode 2
At Merthyr's annual Battle of the Martyrs boxing competition, locals throw punches for charity. Rachel is competing. She's also been battling addiction and is determined to get to university.
Merthyr Tydfil Episode 1
Money's tight for Hayley, who has seven children. Ash, who's 23, has never had a steady job, and his partying causes conflict with his mum. Steve left school at 13 and can't read or write.
Grimsby Episode 4
Skint tells the intimate stories of people living with the effects of long-term unemployment in one of Britain's most deprived areas, East Marsh in Grimsby
Grimsby Episode 3
Skint tells the intimate stories of people living with the effects of long-term unemployment in one of Britain's most deprived areas, East Marsh in Grimsby.
Grimsby Episode 2
Richie used to work down the docks, but now he's more likely to be found pawning DVDs. Heidi's at rock bottom, waiting to find out if she's going to prison. Meanwhile fisherman Jeff is still off work.
Grimsby Episode 1
This episode meets a fisherman who's been at sea for four decades, but now - like most of his former shipmates - he's out of work and getting under the feet of his long-suffering fiancée
Scunthorpe 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.
Scunthorpe 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.
Scunthorpe Episode 2
Claire became a mother in her teens and is worried about the same thing happening to her daughters
Scunthorpe 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.