Born on the Breadline

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.

Editor: Simon ‘Badger’  Cooper

True Vision

As Prime Minister Theresa May declares that austerity is over, the programme reveals that more than 35,000 parents are now using baby banks to provide their young children with nappies, clothes, toys and cots. Dispatches has discovered that there are now more than 100 baby banks in the UK, the vast majority of which have been set up since the austerity programme began. For the first time, Dispatches has surveyed these baby banks, to get a sense of who they’re serving and the services they’re providing and meeting working parents who can’t afford the most basic essentials and have to rely on baby banks to provide for their children.

Badger said “I’m really pleased with this film and proud that Commissioning Editor thought it the best Dispatches she’s commissioned! It was hard work given 35 hours of footage and just three weeks to craft, great team effort to get it out on time and produce something a little different with a lot of heart”

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.