How The Other Half Live 1/6

Thursday, April 8 on 4

How the Other Half Live returns for a second series to shine a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain. Each episode follows the stories of two families who are brought together when one wealthy family chooses to assist another living below the poverty line. This first episode explores rural poverty and the financial difficulties that people can still find themselves in regardless of education and hard work. It is also about a friendship between two eight-year-old girls from opposite sides of the economic divide.

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