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Meet the Immigrants is a new, six-part, observational documentary series for BBC One, co-produced by The Open University, which looks at the lives of several members of the new wave of inward migra...tion into the UK. Narrated by David Morrissey, the series shows all sides of the real experiences of migrants in the 21st Century UK and the challenges they face in arriving and surviving here, and providing welfare and economic security for their families be they in the UK or overseas. Meet the Immigrants also reflects the ongoing national debate on Immigration and attempts to separate facts from fiction - industrious newcomers performing unskilled jobs that Britons won't do or opportunists in search of what some consider an easy life? Meet the Immigrants is a topical and timely addition to the national debate and takes the viewer beyond the headlines and into their shoes - new migrants from the new EU accession states, refugees and asylum seekers. Dr Nicola Yeates, academic adviser for the series and senior lecturer in social policy with The Open University, said: "This series reflects The Open University's commitment to raising understanding of key issues in contemporary British society, including awareness of its rich social and cultural fabric and the many contributions that immigrants make to the British economy. Immigration is a key political and media subject and Meet the Immigrants introduces the lived reality of immigrating to Britain. It adds welcome human faces into what are often abstract, polemical and politicised debates. There are many unfortunate myths and assumptions that have grown up around the causes and consequences of immigration and this intelligent and highly watchable series will play an important role in informing viewers about one of the most important social and policy issues of our times". On, there is an exclusive interactive world map which highlights key migration trends for selected countries across all continents.
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Series: Meet the immigrants 1
Episode 5
Published: 2008
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Duration: 00:29:00
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Producer: Emma De'Ath
Publisher: BBC Open University
Link to related site: Website:
Subject terms: Emigration and immigration; European Union countries --Emigration and immigration; --Philippines
Production number: NBR1768H
Videofinder number: 7712
Available to public: no