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Episode 6

People Like Us, Series 1 Episode 6 of 6

Three miles north of the city centre is a little-known Manchester suburb called Harpurhey. Ten years ago it was labelled the most deprived neighbourhood in England, but as this six-part documentary reveals, there is a lot more to life around here than government statistics.

In the final episode we catch up with the Wakefields, who have been experiencing a lot of spooky activity in their house which they put down to Malcolm - their resident poltergeist. Malcolm has become such a nuisance that Karen has called in the local ghost hunters to try and contact him.

Best friends Jazmine, 14, and Kelsay, 15, live around the corner from each other and hang out together all the time. Jazmine's been the victim of racial abuse and her mum Jaki has had enough of seeing her daughter upset. Jaki's decided she's going to move her family out of the area, so this is the girls' last summer together. How will the best friends cope when they are living ten miles apart?

Likely lads Aaron, 21, and Mikee, 20, are best friends who have both been laid off from low-paid jobs. Determined to make something of themselves, they have decided to start their own painting and decorating firm. Paid work is in short supply though, so their first job is to build a wheelchair ramp for Aaron's nana, who hasn't been able to leave the house for a month.

We also meet Javeno, 27, a fitness instructor on a one-man mission to get Harpurhey fit. With health a major issue in Harpurhey - life expectancy is seven years lower than the national average - Javeno's planning a free mass workout day to get the community doing something about their health and fitness.

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Tue 4 Jun 2013 03:00

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Role Contributor
NarratorNatalie Casey
Series ProducerSophie Leonard
DirectorBruce Fletcher
Executive ProducerSimon Dickson
Executive ProducerSamantha Anstiss
ProducerRowan Deacon
DirectorLara Akeju
DirectorMax Shapira