- Thu May 28, 2015 6:32 pm #416309
Just wait til a Pole or Romanian gets past the 2nd week - The Kippers will be seething..Projective Unity wrote:Thought that "Poverty Porn" like Benefits Street were confined to C4 and C5's domain? Think again as the BBC wants a bite of that cherry.
BBC to pit low-paid against each other in Hunger Games-style show to find Britain's Hardest Grafter
The BBC will make the unemployed and low-paid workers compete against each other for a cash prize in a controversial Hunger Games-type show to find “Britain’s Hardest Grafter”.
Only the UK’s lowest-paid workers will be invited to compete to “show their worth” in the reality show, capitalising on the trend for “poverty porn” established by the Channel 4 series, Benefits Street.
Applications for Britain’s Hardest Grafter, which will be screened on BBC2, are limited to those currently earning less than £15,500 per year.“At the end of each episode, those who have produced the least will be eliminated and by the end of the process, just one worker will remain. The winner will receive in the region of £15,000 which is a year’s living wage (outside of London).”Sounds appalling, but I suppose the public gets what the public wants.Twenty Twenty said participants would be paid a compensatory figure “not below the national minimum wage” for the length of their contribution to the programme.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle