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60 Days on the Streets – C4

60 DAYS ON THE STREETS
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What’s life really like for the people who call the street home? Ed Stafford investigates in 60 Days on the Streets

What’s life really like for the people who call the street home? Ed Stafford investigates 

With the number of homeless people on the rise, survivalist Ed Stafford sets out to learn more about it by living on the streets of Glasgow, Manchester and London for Channel 4's 60 Days on the Streets.

This week, as well as witnessing drug abuse, violence and the odd charitable gesture, he gets to know some local characters in Manchester, which recently topped the figures for rough- sleeper deaths.

60 DAYS ON THE STREETS

Ed Stafford cuts a lonely figure on the streets of Manchester

They include Dina, a mother-of-six and drug addict, who reminisces about her modelling days, and Steve, who’s been homeless for four years but seems happy with his lot and says life on the streets is ‘easy’.

A compelling look at the reality of homelessness and the mental health and addiction issues that are often linked to it.

TV Times rating: ****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.