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Benefits Street 'picks on' people

Channel 4 show Benefits Street "potentially misrepresents" the residents of the Birmingham road where it is filmed, a charity spokesman claims.

Channel 4 show Benefits Street "potentially misrepresents" the residents of the Birmingham road where it is filmed, a charity spokesman has claimed.

Duncan Shrubsole, of Crisis, told BBC Midlands Today: "The duty of a broadcaster like Channel 4 is to help promote informed debate, to show a mirror up to the nation that we are.

"Instead what they seem to have done is picked on some extreme examples, potentially misrepresented them."

But one character from the series, Smoggy, has now been given three job offers. BBC Midlands Today's Kevin Reide reports.