New TV show on immigration in Sheffield’s Page Hall from Benefits Street producers

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Willoughby Street in Page Hall
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A Channel 4 documentary from the makers of Benefits Street is coming to Sheffield’s Page Hall suburb.

The new series is set to explore the impact of immigration on the community in the area.

Keeping Up With The Khans, made by the production team behind the hit Channel 4 show Benefits Street, which focused on communities with high unemployment, was filmed over 15 months in Page Hall.

Each of the four, hour-long episodes will focus on a different community: refugees, Roma migrants, the Pakistani and white British communities.

Channel 4’s head of documentaries, Nick Mirsky, who commissioned the series, said: “Immigration is one of the most hotly debated and polarising issues in Britain today. What we are doing with this series is showing audiences how complex the subject is, and reflecting the human stories behind the rhetoric and provocative headlines.”

Kieran Smith, Love Production’s creative director for factual, added: “We had exceptional access to the different communities living in Page Hall who wanted to share their lives with us.

“The series shows the tensions that can arise when people from a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities live side by side and also what can be achieved when they work together.”

The show is set to be broadcast across four weekly episodes, starting with the first episode on February 4.