Episode 1

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Saints and Scroungers, Series 5 Episode 1 of 20

Duration: 44 minutes

The Department for Work and Pensions and Richmond Council's fraud investigators are working together on the case of a lady who may be using multiple identities to claim multiple benefits. As the team dig deeper her fraud gets bigger, and they also discover that she is not working alone.

Matt meets a family whose daughter has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness; Rett syndrome affects approximately 1 in 12,000 girls. The diagnosis impacted on the family both emotionally and financially, but would a local organisation be able to give them the help and advice they need?


Matt Allwright
Series Producer
Adam Orr-Ewing
Executive Producer
Matthew Gordon


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