Anger as TV bosses discuss 'Benefits Street' return

The first series caused a media storm when it was shown on Channel 4 earlier this year Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The TV company which made 'Benefits Street' in Birmingham has been speaking to residents about returning to the area.

A representative from Love Productions emailed a local councillor saying:

"We have been talking to some residents of James Turner Street about possibly doing some more filming.

“However, nothing at this stage is confirmed.”

The email has led to families who live on the street in Winson Green to organise an emergency meeting.

Emma Johnson, principal of Oasis Academy Foundry, the school in James Turner Street, said: “We’ve had enough of lights, camera, action.”

Channel 4, which screened Benefits Street, yesterday insisted there were no plans to return to Winson Green for a second series.