A wonderfully wry, but critical appraisal of the BBC’s latest addition to the “Poverty Porn” genre – “Britain’s Hardest Grafter”
It seems the BBC – to which we pay a licence fee for its unique output and should, apparently, defend without hesitation – is making a new show about “hardworking people”.
That set of workers so beloved by Tories and Labour alike – but as yet undefined – will be, er, celebrated in their own show – Britain’s Hardest Grafter.
The reality television show will see ambitious workers who earn less than £15,500 a year battle it out to win a cash prize.
The cash prize is, apparently, £15,000. Is that enough to satisfy the aspirations of people living on low incomes? Obviously, you and I know it means a lifetime supply of cheesy chips and owning a telly that would look too big in Wembley Stadium.
It is, of course, “aspirational” television and will try its hardest to appear positive while pumping out more poverty porn. The posters…
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