People Like Us (TV series)

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People Like Us is a British reality documentary series broadcast on BBC Three. The programme tries to reflect the true lives of some of the residents of council estates in England, which according to the programme have continually ranked as the most deprived in the UK.[1] The show has been criticised by Manchester residents, as well as the wider UK for showing a very stereotypical view of council estate residents. The series mainly featured the areas of Harpurhey, Moston and Collyhurst. As a result of how the series depicted the areas, 'I love Harpurhey' banners were displayed by local residents to try and dispel the blanket mistruths of the broadcasters [2][3][4] Each episode lasts 60 minutes. The narrator of the programme is Natalie Casey.

People Like Us
Narrated byNatalie Casey
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Running time60 minutes
Production companyDragonfly Film and Television Productions
Original networkBBC Three
Picture format16:9
Original release6 February 2013 (2013-02-06) –
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  1. ^ "People Like Us Programme Information". Dragonfly Film and Television Productions Ltd. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ "BBC3's People Like Us isn't real life, it's pantomime poverty". The Guardian. 10 February 2013.
  3. ^ "People Like Us: New BBC Three series upsets locals". BBC News. 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Locals attack "biased and distorted" BBC3 series People Like Us". Radio Times. 19 February 2013.

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