Is white working class Britain becoming
To accompany BBC TWO's White season, Video
Nation explores what it means to be white and working class today.
films provide powerful personal portraits of a changing social landscape,
where stories of both hope and frustration find expression.
03 Mar 2008THE
OLD DENNick Hart
Life long Millwall supporter Nick reflects on what his team means to him
03 Mar 2008SHADOWS
OF A COMMUNITYDean Hammonds
Hip hop is a way of life for Dean, but his interests make him feel like
an outsider in his old mining community.
03 Mar 2008CRYING SHAMELinda Holl
Linda believes that traditional working class values have completely broken down.
03 Mar 2008GRAFTLouis Parry
With competition for work increasing in Brighton, plasterer Louis shares
his views on the benefits of hard graft.
03 Mar 2008ACTING
TOGETHERJane Wooton and Hellen Brannan
Once an area gets a reputation, it 's hard to shrug it off, say Nellie
03 Mar 2008THE
Boxing has offered Karl an escape from some of the harsher realities of
life on his estate in London.
03 Mar 2008NEW PARKS AND MEDennis Fisher
Dennis loves living on his estate and welcomes people from all walks of life. He is proud to call himself working class.
03 Mar 2008QUOTASAlan Hayes
After a lifetime in the fishing industry, Alan believes his world is rapidly
03 Mar 2008MY
CHANGING COMMUNITYDee Rippin
Dee talks frankly about the obstacles she believes her community faces.
03 Mar 2008MEETING
DIFFERENT PEOPLEDaniel Heeles
Daniel is keen to meet people from other cultures in his rapidly diversifying
03 Mar 2008THE
SOCIAL CLUBArthur Richardson
Arthur wonders if his town is being 'swamped' by newcomers as many of
his friends at the social club are moving away.
03 Mar 2008LONG
After a life time in road haulage, Robert feels that the working man's
life has changed drastically.
03 Mar 2008ME
AND THE OTHERSSara Fearn
After racial tensions exploded in her home town Oldham, Sara is worried
about the divisions in her community.
03 Mar 2008OUR
ELDERS Vikki Tidy
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.
03 Mar 2008DOWN
THE MINESPeter Kenny and Frank Moran
Fifty years ago Peter and Frank moved to Staffordshire with a promise
of a job for life in the mines.
03 Mar 2008REGENERATIONJoyce Lloyd and Jean Young
When sisters Joyce and Jean moved into their council home in the 1960s
they were part of a housing revolution .
03 Mar 2008KEEPING
IT IN THE FAMILYJohnny Wallington
Johnny's stall in East Street market has been in the family for generations,
but street trading is declining and the future looks bleak.
03 Mar 2008EYES
DOWN Pearl Grantham
Pearl has been playing bingo for over 30 years, she loves the sense of
fun and community the game brings.
22 April 2008SALT OF THE EARTHChris Thomas
Despite having moved up in the world, Chris still sees herself as working class and enjoys getting her hands dirty on her farm.