Benefits Street; future of the BBC | The Media Show

A major inquiry into the future of the BBC begins, and does Channel 4's Benefits Street reinforce harmful stereotypes or depict the reality of life on benefits?

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 28'15''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | How are youth subcultures formed? Why do they develop? | Theoretical views of the role of youth culture and subcultures: functionalism, Marxism/neo-Marxism, feminism, postmodernism. Subcultures.

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Programme: The Media Show
  • Episode: Benefits Street; future of the BBC