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Stockton road to be cast as 'Benefits Street' tonight despite campaign

Kingston Road, in Stockton, will be the focus of the second series of Benefits Street on Channel 4. Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

A road in Stockton will tonight become the focus of Channel 4's Benefits Street, despite an eight-month campaign to axe the programme.

Kingston Road, in Stockton, will be the focus of the second series of Benefits Street, which airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

Some of the people living on the road agreed to be filmed as part of the new series. The campaign to stop the show was organised by the local council, charities and community groups. They think the programme will cast Stockton in a negative light, but the show's producers reject this.

Bob Cook, the Leader of Stockton Council, said he was "concerned" about the programme but that he was determined to "turn a negative into more positives".

You can watch a brief clip from the new series of Benefits Street below.

Credit: Benefits Street, Monday at 9pm on Channel 4

Our correspondent Rachel Bullock has been looking at the effect the first series of Benefits Street, set on James Turner Street in Birmingham, had on the local community.

Credit: Benefits Street, Channel 4