I’m delighted that the first episode of Professor Green: Working Class White Men will be screening in the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA, Piccadilly on the 4th January 2018, as a preview to its broadcast on Channel 4. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Green and Christian Collerton, the series director.
Presented by Professor Green the documentary series explores what life is really like for working class white men, why many of them feel abandoned, and what the consequences are for Britain if we continue to look away. Raised by his Nan on a council estate in Hackney, Professor Green is himself from a working class, low income background.
Over a period of six months he follows six working class white men in different parts of the country to understand what life in modern Britain is like for them. He examines the challenges and barriers these men face in education, work, family life and in the way the rest of society regards them.