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Monday, 2 September 2013

Poor show: TV's new poverty porn

Dystopian sci-fi visions in fiction have long imagined two-tier societies where an underclass serves a master race – from Metropolis and Brave New World to Elysium – but we seem to have entered a non-fictional version of our own, with the poor forced to perform like PG Tips monkeys for the benefit of the rich.

Poor show: TV's new poverty porn | Television & radio | The Guardian

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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