Preview – Slum Britain: 50 Years On

Image Nick Hedges - Slum Britain

Beginning with a series of brilliantly gritty images shot by photographer Nick Hedges in the late 60s, Slum Britain: 50 Years On by documentary film maker Marcel Mettelsiefen, marks the 50th anniversary of the homeless charity, Shelter.

Offering a moving insight into to the lives of the country’s poorest, Hedges’ images documented the lives of families torn apart by poverty and homelessness. Now, half a century later, some of the subjects that featured in his photographs have been tracked down as we see how the housing system of today impacts their lives now, compared to their relatives 50 years ago.

Slum Britain: 50 Years On – 10pm, December 6, Channel 5