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Pay Day Benefits Street (S1-Ep3) Channel 4

Pay Day Benefits Street (S1-Ep3) Channel 4

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Air date 20 January 2014
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The third episode of series 1 was mostly about the children and young adults on James Turner Street. The main subjects were Mark Thomas and Becky Howe, a young couple with children who are often shown as unruly. Sam, a young woman whose children have been taken by the government because of her heroin addiction, is introduced. The difficulty of her journey to remain clean for the sake of getting her kids back is shown. Meanwhile White Dee, characterised as the "mother of the street" in the first episode is captured here in her sometimes trying role as an actual parent.