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The Great Big Romanian Invasion

Journalist and filmmaker Tim Samuels follows the experiences of Romanians who have headed to British shores to live and work for the first time.

At the tail end of 2013 the papers were full of panic-inducing headlines about the prospect of millions of Romanians waiting to invade our shores, take our jobs and fleece our welfare system once EU border controls were relaxed on January 1.

Journalist and filmmaker Tim Samuels, himself a descendent of Romanian immigrants, has decided to look behind the headlines, following the experiences of Romanians who have headed to British shores to live and work for the first time, as well as exploring the UK's continuing unease with the thorny issue of immigration.

Irreverent, insightful and warm, The Great Big Romanian Invasion reveals some surprising sides to our own national psyche as well as that of our newest neighbours.

50 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Aug 2014 00:50

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tim Samuels
Writer Tim Samuels
Producer Jessica Spencer
Producer Arron Fellows
Director Arron Fellows
Executive Producer Fergus O'Brien

Broadcasts

  • Thu 17 Jul 2014 22:40
  • Thu 17 Jul 2014 23:10
  • Fri 18 Jul 2014 00:25
  • Fri 15 Aug 2014 00:20
  • Fri 15 Aug 2014 00:50