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AIBU to dread the commentaryin the media that I believe will happen after the C4 programme Skint?

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Allthingspretty Thu 09-May-13 21:35:58

Judging by the trailers?

ParsleyTheLioness Thu 09-May-13 21:38:23

I think it will happen...predictably. Sometimes I avoid the media for a couple of days if it's going to really kill my pig.

foslady Thu 09-May-13 21:40:28

I grew up in the town it was filmed has a bad enough time thanks to it's name. It's actually not that bad a place, but now unfortunately this has come along to drag it down............

notsoyoniface Thu 09-May-13 21:42:23

Without sounding dense, what is the program about?

CherylTrole Thu 09-May-13 21:48:44

The media and social networks will tear the people in the show to shreds. Wonder what the real reasons are for making this programme though?

DrCoconut Thu 09-May-13 21:51:15

Foslady. I think you grew up where I currently live! It's in the local paper today about the programme and the family from Westcliff. The media witch hunt will be savage I imagine.

Allthingspretty Thu 09-May-13 21:53:41

Without seeing the programme its hard to guess the aim of the programme however i believe it might be to show that just because your circumstancesight mot be great economically speaking them family units amd values are still strong.

Allthingspretty Thu 09-May-13 21:55:01

Not sure that will come across thougj or that others will take that away (if i am right(

hiddenhome Thu 09-May-13 22:01:53

Is this a documentary? When is it on?

foslady Thu 09-May-13 22:04:45

Yep DrCoconut - moved to Ashby when I was 12 and had a fair few friends/relatives on Westcliff. I feel sorry for majority of people who live on Westcliff and are nothing like that

Allthingspretty Thu 09-May-13 22:06:05

Yes hidden its a doc. Next week i think

LeaveTheBarSteward Thu 09-May-13 22:08:40

LeaveTheBarSteward Thu 09-May-13 22:09:32

Channel 4, 9pm next Monday 13th, what have I done wrong with that link?
I've never done a link before

foslady Thu 09-May-13 22:10:20

There you go!

hiddenhome Thu 09-May-13 22:12:07

Oh, yes, dh has just said he's seen a trailer for it. I like documentaries, but it sounds like it might just be more stereotypical stuff which insults people.

hiddenhome Thu 09-May-13 22:13:14

Oh dear, yes it looks a bit contrived hmm

whats4teamum Thu 09-May-13 22:20:40

I'm from there too. Oh dear. Not much changed then. Hard to see the point but will watch.

bubblesinthesky Thu 09-May-13 22:33:55

I've looked at the link. It seems episode 2 features someone who is 21 and has 5 children. When I was that age children hadn't even crossed my mind let alone five of them. Assuming there are no multiple births she's spent about 4 1/2 years pregnant.

It makes me realise how much I took for granted at that age - travelling, being at university, hardly having any responsiblity except for myself, staying out late with friends if I wanted to, going where I liked more or less when I liked. I don't think I'd have liked to be tied down with 5 kids and not much money at 21. To be honest I find 2 a struggle sometimes in my mid 30s with a reasonable income.

Sorry not sure where all that came from

AnyFucker Thu 09-May-13 22:37:41

it's not a tv series's a contrivance by the tory party to divide and conquer the populace even more than it already is

the Daily mail will love it

ssd Thu 09-May-13 22:45:25

there was a programme like that in Scotland called the scheme, set in Kilmarnock

Mehrida Thu 09-May-13 22:50:22

Go on youtube and search 'Bullet the dog'. That will give you an idea what the Scheme portrayed.

Mehrida Thu 09-May-13 22:52:13

Actually, that could bring up something entirely wrong. Go for 'Marvin and Bullet,!

DanteValentine Fri 10-May-13 10:19:25

I watched the first Marvin and Bullet video that came up, what a horrific portrayal of all involved sad

mrsjay Fri 10-May-13 10:22:15

these pogrammes really get on my nerves it is supposed to be a snapshot at modern day britain or something and the people in it will have fame or infamy for a while, The scheme was horrific

mrsjay Fri 10-May-13 10:23:43

it's not a tv series's a contrivance by the tory party to divide and conquer the populace even more than it already is

I bloody love you that is exactly what it will be, lets all be shocked and stunned and disguted at the Lowlife scummy people

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