Gail deals with the loss of her husband due to alcoholism, and struggles to keep her daughter on the right path as she mourns her stepfather. A candid look at the effects of addiction on families.
We meet a fisherman who's been at sea for four decades, but now - like most of his former shipmates - he's out of work and getting under the feet of his long-suffering fiancée. She's got enough on her plate with four kids and a sick dad.
Richie used to work down the docks, but now he's more likely to be found pawning DVDs. Heidi's at rock bottom, waiting to find out if she's going to prison. Meanwhile fishermen Jeff is still off work.
The intimate stories of people living with the devastating effects of long-term unemployment in the East Marsh area of Grimsby.
Fishing and other industries suffer in Grimsby's East Marsh, as citizens like Becky rely on welfare. She and her partner Jeff ask her father for help when they struggle to make ends meet.
Merthyr Tydfil was once an industrial powerhouse in the Welsh valleys. Today, the town has one of the highest unemployment rates in Wales. We follow Ash as he goes for his first job interview in 4 years, and his cousin Steve, who can't read or write.
We meet Rachel who has been battling addiction and is now determined to get clean and go to university. Rob, who has recently came out of prison and his girlfriend is about to have a baby, is determined to get a job.
We meet Si and Nicola who live in a tent in the hills above Merthyr and skip-dive for food, Simon who sofa-surfs at his brother's bedsit, and Chrissy who alternates between kipping on the floor and sleeping on top of a washing machine in a shed.
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