Controversy over Immigration Street show

A street in Southampton has been divided after a television company has started filming in the area to make a programme that will follow Benefits Street.

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'Benefits Street' follow up causes row with residents

A community has clashed with television producers over a new documentary being made in their street.

Filming for 'Immigration Street' is already underway on Derby Road in the Northam area of Southampton. It's being made by the same people who produced the controversial documentary 'Benefits Street' filmed in Birmingham.

The documentary makers say Derby Road has been chosen because more than half of residents were born outside of the UK. But some people in the neighbourhood fear the programme will cause tension and negativity. Richard Slee reports.


Immigration Street filming 'isn't entertainment'

Controversies are growing for residents in Southampton over a new documentary series following the multicultural community in Derby Road.

The makers of Channel 4's controversial 'Benefits Street' show are filming a follow-up called "Immigration Street".

However, many residents are against the project as they are worried their area will be portrayed in a negative light

We spoke to councillor Satvir Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities at Southampton City Council.

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