Return To Forgotten Britain

8:00pm Sunday 2 December on BBC TWO

BBC Foreign correspondent Fergal Keane revisits the acclaimed documentary series Forgotten Britain, in which he took a journey to see how some of Britain’s most hard-pressed communities were coping at the turn of the millennium.

Now, with Britain battling to get out of recession, Fergal is retracing his steps to find out what happened to the inspiring families and individuals he met then and how they are managing today.

In episode two, Fergal returns to the cities of Glasgow and Leeds.

In Govan, Fergal is reunited with welder John Brown who, with his workmates, fought to save the shipyard from closure 12 years ago. With the yard’s future again in doubt, Fergal finds John determined to battle adversity once more.

Fergal also goes back to the Lincoln Green housing estate in Leeds, where he discovers that Liz Craig, a champion of the estate has died, but catches up with her family. While the area has benefited from extensive regeneration, have the fortunes of her grandson Shane, a 22-year-old father of four, changed with it?

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