Panel: Poor TV?


With Owen Jones, Kieran Smith (Director of Benefits Street) and Lily Caprani (The Children’s Society) Chaired by Rhian Roberts

When Benefits Street hit our screens it provoked responses from outright disgust to anxious handwringing. Can we depict domestic poverty without turning the poor into contemptible caricatures or struggling saints? And can we reconcile those TV depictions and our reactions with reality?

In association with The Children’s Society

Owen Jones