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Watch the series here "An astute and sensitive piece of programme-making...In Professor Green TV has found an authentic voice in socially relevant factual film-making...Louis Theroux for the millenial generation." The Telegraph "Professor Green is now making a bit of name for himself as a maker of thoughtful, empathetic, relevant documentaries. Which this is. They trust him, he gets them, and gets to the issues." The Guardian "Green is a sincere and insightful presence...articulate, endearing young men share their experiences, and the results are frank and revealing." i News In Britain today many working class white men feel demonised, forgotten and angry. Presented by Professor Green this documentary explores what life is really like for these men, why many of them feel abandoned, and what the consequences are for Britain if we continue to look away. Raised by his Nan on a council estate in Hackney, Professor Green is himself from a working class, low income background. Over a period of six months he follows six working class white men in different parts of the country to understand what life in modern Britain is like for them. He examines the challenges and barriers these men face in education, work, family life and in the way the rest of society regards them. Series Director: Christian Collerton Producers: Sophie Clayton-Payne and Emma Whitehead Executive Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans Editor: Sam Santana 2 x 1 Hour for Channel 4 Distributed by All3Media International

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In a brand new four-part series for Channel 4, Grayson Perry will explore the landmark events in all of our lives – birth, coming of age, marriage and death – and try to reinvent them for our modern secular age. He’ll be travelling the world for inspiration, spending time with communities in the Amazon, Indonesia and Japan to see how they treat these great moments. Back home Grayson will collaborate with British families to devise rites of passage ceremonies that will mark a genuine milestone in their lives. Grayson believes in the power of ritual to help us make sense of our lives, and thinks we are in danger of losing our way when it comes to marking those important moments today. Religions all have their rituals – weddings, funerals, christenings– but the UK is now one of the most secular countries in the world, so they don’t always resonate with everyone. At their worst, they can feel empty and impersonal. And in a modern Britain of divorce, blended families and gay marriage, the traditional ceremonies don’t always fit with the way we actually live our lives. In this series, Grayson will work with people who are going through those universal experiences, and try find out what they need and want from the ceremonies they’re about to go through. Then he’ll turn his unique artist-anthropologist’s eye on the ways in which other cultures mark the same moments, travelling around the world to see what we can learn from them. The final result will involve a ceremony that Grayson will help the families to design, as well as ritual art objects that Grayson will make. In its international sweep, and its focus on the universal experiences we all go through, this will be Grayson Perry’s most ambitious series yet. 4 x 1 Hours for Channel 4 Distributed by All3Media International

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