How The Other Half Live

10:05pm Monday, September 27 on M4

How the Other Half Live shines a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain, as wealthy families choose to assist others who live below the poverty line. This episode explores life on the edge of the poverty line for working single parents and their children. What happens when the crippling costs of childcare end up negating the financial benefits of working in the first place?

10:00pm Monday, September 20 on M4

How the Other Half Live shines a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain, as wealthy families choose to assist others who live below the poverty line. Eleven-year-old Sara Denby lives with her dad Jonathan, mum Margaret and 15-year-old sister Georgina in the Lake District. Twelve-year-old Dominique lives with her dad Glen, mum Charlene, 16-year-old sister Nicolle and one-year-old brother Kylan. What impact will the relationship between the families have on the children?

10:00pm Monday, September 13 on M4

How the Other Half Live shines a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain, as wealthy families choose to assist others who live below the poverty line. This episode lifts the lid on urban poverty and overcrowded housing through the eyes of 12-year-old Kieran Dunbar, who lives with his family of seven in a tiny two-bed house in south London.

10:00pm Monday, September 6 on M4

How the Other Half Live shines a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain, as wealthy families choose to assist others who live below the poverty line. This episode catches up with two families from the first series and the extraordinary story that unfolded following the original broadcast.

10:00pm Monday, August 23 on M4

How the Other Half Live shines a light on what it means to grow up poor in 21st-century Britain, as wealthy families choose to assist others who live below the poverty line. In Essex, single mum Jane Edwards and her two youngest children – Grant, 11, and Mia, 15 – care for the oldest child in the family, 18-year-old Levi, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. When Levi left school at 16, Jane had to give up work in order to care for him full time, and now the family are struggling to make ends meet. They are sponsored by the Russells, a wealthy family living in Sussex.

10:00pm Monday, August 9 on M4

Made by the team behind The Secret Millionaire , this new series aims to show just what it means to grow up in poverty in 21st-century Britain. Eleven-year-old Sam shares a small council flat in North London with his big sister Harley, half-brother Teddy, and mother Toni, and stepfather Jimmy. The family are struggling with debts and the council has threatened to evict them because of rent arrears. Rosie, who is also 11, and her eight-year-old sister Maisie have 16 acres in which to play. They live in a 25-room mansion in Kent. Their father Peter is a self-made multi-millionaire and he and his wife Julie want to help Sam and his family.

10:00pm Monday, August 2 on M4

There are almost four million children living below the poverty line in the UK. The effects of growing up in poverty can last a lifetime: average life expectancy in the UK is 79; for someone growing up in poverty it is ten years less. This series aims to show just what it means to grow up in poverty in 21st-century Britain as a wealthy family decides to assist one that is living below the poverty line.

10:05pm Monday, July 26 on M4

This series aims to show just what it means to grow up in poverty in 21st Century Britain. Each episode follows the story of two families as a wealthy family decides to assist one that is living below the poverty line. Each family hopes that their children will gain from the experience by understanding what life is like for others.

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.

Thursday, August 6 on 4

Brandon (9) lives with his brother Marcus, mum Michaela and step-dad Shaun in one of the South East’s most deprived neighbourhoods. He doesn’t even have a bedroom. He goes to bed in his mum’s room and is carried through to sleep on the sofa when she goes to bed. Ashley (13) and Daisy (10) live with their mum and dad Sam and Scott in a secure gated community. They also have a house in Spain. Sam grew up in a 16-storey block of flats and doesn’t want her kids to take their life for granted, so Sam and Scott have decided to help out Brandon and his family.

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