April 2nd, 2011
Episode 51 of 1468 episodes
Great Expectations follows the lives of people who live in the diverse ethnic mix of east London, on the doorstep of the 2012 Olympic Games. It looks at their view of the changes and money being spent around them from where they live - in a deprived part of the inner city, in dense blocks of flats and social housing - known as an estate in the UK. The BBC's Nina Robinson reports in the first of two programmes on the incidence of poverty in the area and how this is reflected in the lives of residents.
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