The Nelsons and Margaret Marchant
The story of an Edwardian family trapped in welfare dependency and a mother accused of a shocking crime against her own child.
The story of an Edwardian family trapped in welfare dependency and a mother accused of a shocking crime against her own child. Did the handouts given to Susan Nelson's family by a prosperous charity visitor provide her descendants with the chance to move up in life or was it all down to their own hard graft?
More than a hundred years on, some of Susan's descendants are still locked in patterns of benefit dependency, while others have freed their families from the desperate poverty of their ancestor. Meanwhile, a descendant of Susan's benefactor discovers why her well-to-do ancestor decided to cut off financial support for Susan just when she needed it most.
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|Executive Producer||Ruth Shurman|
|Series Producer||Joseph Bullman|
|Assistant Producer||Nicola Harris|