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UnemployedNet live tweeting on tonight's C4 show 'Benefits Street'

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 14:48 -- nick

Encouraged by the 'success' of Channel 5's recent car-crash programme 'On Benefits and Proud', which gave a voice to experienced Jeremy Kyle guests while pretending to illuminate Britain, Channel 4 is weighing in on the welfare debate.

'Benefits Street' claims it "reveals the reality of life on benefits" from the neighbourhood in Birmingham which has more claimants than any other, but the history of programmes in this area is shameful, so what will it really bring to the party?

UnemployedNet live tweeting on C5 benefits programme from 9.00 pm

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 12:00 -- nick

Channel 5 is showing a new documentary tonight at 9.00 pm, and UnemployedNet will be tweeting live during it.

The show, On Benefits and Proud, looks likely to be another demolition job on workless people and other claimants, and we will be watching over it and trying to put some facts into the mix.

Fox reality TV programme will show real firings

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 12:25 -- nick

What would you think of a TV show that showed real people being fired from their jobs?

That is the promise of Does Someone Have To Go?, a new reality TV programme made in America but showing in the UK on the Fox channel.

The Telegraph is reporting that the show will be aired for the first time today, and show struggling businesses that need to downsize as a reult of the economic downturn.

Workers are forced to criticise their colleagues, and in the end recommend who should be fired.

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