45k sign petition to stop Channel 4 showing 'Benefits Street'

More than 45,000 people have signed a petition calling on Channel 4 to stop broadcasting the controversial show, "Benefits Street" which is filmed in Birmingham.

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David Cameron: "Benefits Street" 'a reminder that people need help'

David Cameron has admitted to watching the controversial documentary "Benefits Street" Credit: PA Wire

David Cameron has admitted he has watched the controversial documentary "Benefits Street" after an MP claimed "there is a street like this in every constituency."

"Benefits Street" is based on James Turner Street in Winson Green, Birmingham Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Prime Minister says the programme, based on James Turner Street in Birmingham, is a reminder that some people need help getting out of the benefits system.

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