The Word On The Street

Episodes

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Susan Marling presents a series which reflects the experience of life at street level in contemporary Britain.

1: Morecambe.

If Morecambe were a factory it would have been closed down long ago. Instead its residents struggle to extract a profitable future from an all-pervasive past. Producer Mary Price

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Unknown: Susan Marling

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Susan Marling presents a series which reflects the experience of life at street level in contemporary Britain.

2:Leyton. In Leyton,

"They're all at it, but keep it quiet", or so says John (not his real name) the Con. "It" is crime. In a dingy back room "they" talk about life outside the law.

Producer Mary Price

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Susan Marling presents a series which reflects the experience of life at street level in contemporary Britain.

3:Chapeltown.

Residents and habitues of Chapeltown Road, Leeds, give their views on why this street is regarded as a centre of trouble and offer startling suggestions as to how to enact change. Producer Mary Price

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Susan Marling presents a series reflecting life at street level in contemporary Britain. 4: Bristol.

The "crusties" are a tribe of street-living young who survive on begging and so-called busking. They offer a philosophy which questions the accepted values of society. Producer Mary Price

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Susan Marling presents a series which reflects the experience of life at street level in contemporary Britain.

5: Redhill.

St John's Road, Redhill, is a pleasant leafy road in a Surrey suburb. From all appearances it is comfortably tucked down out of the wind of recession. Open the well-kept front doors and you discover otherwise.

Producer Mary Price

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Susan Marling presents a series which reflects the experience of life at street level in contemporary Britain.

6: Cefneithin.

The Fly-Half Factory of Wales.

Producer Mary Price

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Series reflecting life from the grassroots of contemporary

Britain that gives groups of people who are used to being talked about a chance to speak for themselves.

Ladies in the Lounge: Tarts in the Bedroom. They work the streets, massage parlours and escort agencies. They are the men and women who respond to crisis in their lives by turning to prostitution. A cross-section of them reveal all to Susan Marling. Producer Mary Price

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Unknown: Susan Marling.

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Series reflecting life in Britain today.

2: Don "t Mention the Mind. As the debate about Care in the Community continues, little thought is spared for the one in four of the population who suffer mental illness while continuing to hold their place in society. Susan Marling talks to sufferers of mental disorder who are being cared for in their community. Producer Mary Price

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Talks: Susan Marling

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Series reflecting life in Britain today.

3: The Vicars of Woking. As the nation reaches back to basics, vicars in the Church of England continue to shepherd their flocks. Susan Marling talks to six Wokingvicars who battle with the stress of being a minister in the church. Producer Mary Price

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Series reflecting I ife from the grass roots of contemporary Britain.

4:It's a Sad Wax We're Living. The Northern Irish Protestant community feel theirs is a voice which is seldom heard. Many are afraid to express their true feelings about the troubles, and some feel that they are the next group to be ethnically cleansed. Susan Marling visits a loyalist estate to meet and listen to this secretive section of society. Producer Mary Price

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