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Logo for the White season
 

Is white working class Britain becoming invisible?

To accompany BBC TWO's White season, Video Nation explores what it means to be white and working class today.

These films provide powerful personal portraits of a changing social landscape, where stories of both hope and frustration find expression.

 




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03 Mar 2008
THE OLD DEN
Nick Hart
3.29 mins
Life long Millwall supporter Nick reflects on what his team means to him and others.




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03 Mar 2008
SHADOWS OF A COMMUNITY
Dean Hammonds
3.00
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Hip hop is a way of life for Dean, but his interests make him feel like an outsider in his old mining community.




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03 Mar 2008
CRYING SHAME
Linda Holl
1.59 mins
Linda believes that traditional working class values have completely broken down.




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03 Mar 2008
GRAFT
Louis Parry
2.32 mins
With competition for work increasing in Brighton, plasterer Louis shares his views on the benefits of hard graft.




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03 Mar 2008
ACTING TOGETHER
Jane Wooton and Hellen Brannan
2.33 mins
Once an area gets a reputation, it 's hard to shrug it off, say Nellie and Jane.




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03 Mar 2008
THE BOXER
Karl Barnes
3.09 mins
Boxing has offered Karl an escape from some of the harsher realities of life on his estate in London.




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03 Mar 2008
NEW PARKS AND ME
Dennis Fisher
3.29 mins
Dennis loves living on his estate and welcomes people from all walks of life. He is proud to call himself working class.




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03 Mar 2008
QUOTAS
Alan Hayes
3.19 mins
After a lifetime in the fishing industry, Alan believes his world is rapidly changing.




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03 Mar 2008
MY CHANGING COMMUNITY
Dee Rippin
2.34 mins
Dee talks frankly about the obstacles she believes her community faces.




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03 Mar 2008
MEETING DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Daniel Heeles
2.03 mins
Daniel is keen to meet people from other cultures in his rapidly diversifying city.




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03 Mar 2008
THE SOCIAL CLUB
Arthur Richardson
3.29 mins
Arthur wonders if his town is being 'swamped' by newcomers as many of his friends at the social club are moving away.




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03 Mar 2008
LONG DISTANCE
Robert Burke
2.29 mins
After a life time in road haulage, Robert feels that the working man's life has changed drastically.




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03 Mar 2008
ME AND THE OTHERS
Sara Fearn
2.01 mins
After racial tensions exploded in her home town Oldham, Sara is worried about the divisions in her community.




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03 Mar 2008
OUR ELDERS
Vikki Tidy
2.24 mins
Young mum Vicky, was brought up by her Nan in Northampton and she thinks if it wasn't for her help she may well have ended up in care.




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03 Mar 2008
DOWN THE MINES
Peter Kenny and Frank Moran
4.23 mins
Fifty years ago Peter and Frank moved to Staffordshire with a promise of a job for life in the mines.


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03 Mar 2008
REGENERATION
Joyce Lloyd and Jean Young
4.11 mins
When sisters Joyce and Jean moved into their council home in the 1960s they were part of a housing revolution .




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03 Mar 2008
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Johnny Wallington
2.01 mins
Johnny's stall in East Street market has been in the family for generations, but street trading is declining and the future looks bleak.




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03 Mar 2008
EYES DOWN
Pearl Grantham
2.29 mins
Pearl has been playing bingo for over 30 years, she loves the sense of fun and community the game brings.




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22 April 2008
SALT OF THE EARTH
Chris Thomas
3.29 mins
Despite having moved up in the world, Chris still sees herself as working class and enjoys getting her hands dirty on her farm.




 


 



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