Country Strife x 3 60 mins,


Arthur and Anita are part of a generation of young people born in Consett, County Durham, in the early 80’s when the largest steelworks in Britain were closed down by the Thatcher government. In the vacuum left their lives are spent ‘self employed’ and thieving to make a living and there is little left in the town where they grew up. Can they break the cycle? Part of BBC3's Country Strife strand about young people and poverty in rural Britain. Narrated by Anne Marie Duff

Commissioning Editor: Ben Gale

Executive Producer: Dimitri Doganis

Associate Producer: Laura Wilson

Filmed, Produced and Directed by Clio David

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‘an intimate and unpatronising portrait…observed honestly rather than condemned’ - Evening Standard

‘Digging deep under the skin of its subjects is BBC3’s quietly excellent reportage…pure revelation.’ - Metro

‘well crafted and beautifully shot.…well worth a watch’ - TV Today

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