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1949 benefits programme on C4 now..who is watching?

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Allthingspretty Mon 12-Aug-13 21:13:17


EeTraceyluv Mon 12-Aug-13 21:32:35

I've worked since I was 18 - that's it I've done enough grin

ImNotBloody14 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:32:39

i'm not sure I understand the point of the programme? confused

yes benefits in 1949 were shit- we know that. we know people who were born with a disability got sod all help! hmm are they trying to make out that today's benefit recipients should be bowing down and kissing the feet of david Cameron for allowing them to eat?

also, have they also altered the costs/bills these people will have to pay to fall inline with 1949 costs in the same way they have altered their benefit payments and removed their food and cars? or are these people being made to pay for and live a 2013 lifestyle on a 1949 pay? because if so then it's a ridiculous programme and makes no sense.

littlemisssarcastic Mon 12-Aug-13 21:32:43

Is this a one off programme then, or part of a series?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 12-Aug-13 21:33:37

I don't believe that in 1949 gas and electric bills would have been nearly £100 a month...

NickyNackyNooNoo Mon 12-Aug-13 21:33:41

They've adjusted the payments in line with inflation.

Allthingspretty Mon 12-Aug-13 21:33:49

Nicky I am very glad that the atitude towards people with a disability has changed for the better since then

Allthingspretty Mon 12-Aug-13 21:35:15

I think its part of a series

littlemisssarcastic Mon 12-Aug-13 21:36:16

I'm crying now. Poor Melvin!! sad

NickyNackyNooNoo Mon 12-Aug-13 21:36:42

It's actually really upsetting me not even premenstral sad
The pensioner bloke & the guy in the wheelchair are lovely smile

ImNotBloody14 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:37:43

why did they keep an eye on pensioners in 1949?! did they think they were lying about being pensioners? hmm it's not as if they can do anything about being a pensioner FFS!

Allthingspretty Mon 12-Aug-13 21:37:49

Its upsetting that they are interrupting hom as he grieves

WetAugust Mon 12-Aug-13 21:38:21


What doesn't make sense? They've taken what the person would have received in 1949 and adjusted it for inflation etc which gives £38 a week.

I started full-time work in 1974 on £7 a week. Benefits would have been very small amounts in 1949.

ProphetOfDoom Mon 12-Aug-13 21:38:23

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nenevomito Mon 12-Aug-13 21:40:48

Its makes me realise how damaging it would be to go back to how it used to be and how the screwing over of the sick and disabled that's going on at the moment is a huge step back.

ImNotBloody14 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:42:15

I agree babyheave.

I'm getting angry now

TeamEdward Mon 12-Aug-13 21:43:58

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NickyNackyNooNoo Mon 12-Aug-13 21:44:42

Flashy nails + typewriter = not a match made in heaven wink

twistyfeet Mon 12-Aug-13 21:45:06

Do we really want to go back to absolute poverty for pensioners?

Allthingspretty Mon 12-Aug-13 21:45:39

It just shows how the gov need to do more with regards to support that people with a disability need to help them find work

ImNotBloody14 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:45:40

sad Melvin. it feels like they are exploiting his grief tbh. typical channel 4. angry

ImNotBloody14 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:46:32

i'm a bit behind everyone else I think. I've paused a few times.

WetAugust Mon 12-Aug-13 21:47:13

That lady is not presenting herself very well.

TeamEdward Mon 12-Aug-13 21:47:28

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Shinyshoes1 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:47:39

I'm getting angry at sweary woman ... She's not even trying

EeTraceyluv Mon 12-Aug-13 21:49:16

'I'm not being blackmailed' Does she understand why she is on this programme?

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