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Episode 1

Four privileged young ladies swap their affluent lives down south for ten days of living on the breadline in the north. Steph, Fi, Lucy and Fiona are posh and pampered with virtually no experience of life at the other end of the social spectrum. Nor have any of them have ever ventured north before - or grappled with the Geordie accent.

In this first episode, the girls move into an ex-council house in one of the most disadvantaged wards in the city, Walker. Here unemployment is almost three times the national average and more than half its children are classed as living in poverty.

The girls immerse themselves in (what is to them) an alien and unfamiliar world and hand over their credit cards to live on the equivalent of jobseeker's allowance. Their guides are four local women, Shauna, Lyndsey, Makylea and Kimberley who educate the southerners in the harsh realities of living with little money. But the experience turns out to be a whole lot harder than they'd ever imagined.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 22 Nov 2011 03:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive ProducerLucy Hetherington
Executive ProducerLucy Hetherington
Executive ProducerLucy Hetherington
DirectorChris Harries
DirectorChris Harries
DirectorChris Harries
Series ProducerLivia Russell
Series ProducerLivia Russell
Series ProducerLivia Russell
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