Easter filming for BBC Two’s The Slum

The BBC’s new immersive documentary The Slum (w/t) is planning an Easter 2016 shoot in the East End of London.

Modest homes will be adapted in a large Victorian building to approximate conditions as they would have been in the mid-19th century for low-income families and individuals living in the East End. 

A group of disparate individuals, families and couples will spend three weeks living side by side, working in jobs accurate to the period to support themselves.

“At a time when questions about poverty and welfare provision still preoccupy us today, this ambitious series will bring us face to face with the shocking truth of just how little money many of our great-grandparents lived on, reveal the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience required to survive in The Slum, and raise provocative questions about what kind of safety net the poorest should have,” said Kim Shillinglaw, controller of BBC Two and BBC Four.

Details of the production company, executive producer and series producer are now available on Production Intelligence.

Subscribers to Production Intelligence should make sure they are following the project as we will be updating with crucial hires over the coming months.

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