Tag "Benefits Street"

Dee Kelly makes movie debut in Ray

Benefits Street’s Dee Kelly is promised to be seen as we’ve ‘never seen her before’, when she makes her movie debut this summer in Richard Billingham’s new film installation Ray.

Ofcom to investigate crime portrayal in Channel 4’s Benefits Street

Ofcom has launched an investigation into Channel 4’s Benefits Street. The controversial series from Love Productions has been the subject of almost 1,800 complaints, with the depiction of crime in the show proving a particular bone of contention with viewers. Following the conclusion of Benefits Street, Ofcom can confirm that it has launched an investigation into the series. – Ofcom Spokeswoman The broadcasting watchdog received 960 complaints over the series,

Benefits Street given second series

Benefits Street will return to Channel 4 for a second series, Broadcast reports. The broadcaster has re-commissioned the controversial show from Love Productions after it attracted an average audience of 4.8 million viewers. The second series won’t be set in Birmingham, it is understood. The first series ignited an important debate about the welfare system, and we are interested in seeing if we can revisit this through the experiences of residents of a

Benefits Street follow-up documentary to air on Channel 4

Following the reaction to Channel 4 series Benefits Street and the claims the series was edited to cut out most of the decent and working people who live in the street for a ‘sensationalist’ ratings grabbing slant, the broadcaster is to air a follow up documentary where the residents featured in the show will be able to reflect on the series.

Benefits Row Live: Round-up

Some have called for the revival of Tyne Tees TV’s Friday Live! or Central Television’s Central Weekend as Benefits Row Live on Channel 5 last night reminded viewers that a late night barney is great television viewing.