In a one-off documentary, Pothole Britain, Channel 5 look into the cost of the country’s road maintenance and the victims of poor road surfaces.
Pay-outs from local authorities to pothole victims totalled £50million in 2012 and it’s going to take a further £12.93 billion to clear the clogged-up road maintenance backlog in the UK.
The one hour documentary is a story about the frustration surrounding the country’s ever-expanding pothole problem and will air on Channel 5 in December 2013. Meet the pothole victims, councils and dedicated local campaigners who are collectively trying to solve one of our biggest bug bears.
The show follows ‘Mr. Pothole’ from Brackley who has made it his mission to solve the problem – he’s a one man anti pothole campaign. Channel 5 meet Worcester’s road chief, John Fraser – who stars in a music video warning people of the danger of potholes – and the crews and councils who are inundated with complaints. And then there’s Fortyfoot Road in Leatherhead – which is considered one of the worst roads in the UK for potholes.
Will a solution ever be found? By speaking to those on the front line, ‘Pothole Britain’ seeks a result that isn’t just another quick-fix…
Potholes are a blight that everyone who uses the roads are sick and tired off. Our programme looks at this huge problem and meets the people trying to solve it – Liam Hamilton, Executive Producer
Pothole Britain is an STV and GroupM Entertainment production.