Skint (2006)
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Skint 2006

Skint: Skint is a BBC documentary series centred on the lives of people who use buy back stores and pawn brokers to manage their finances.Series 1 of Skint (BBC1 TV 2005 - series producer Chris Hutchins) was based in Birmingham and featured Vernon and Bob, and others who used buy back stores to manage their money. A key character was Mary, who ran a buy-back store in Erdington.Series 2 of Skint (BBC1 TV 2006 - series producer Nick Woodroffe) introduced viewers to a new city and new characters. Attention turned to Bristol and the characters of Tony and Cath, Nick Faber and others. Much of the filming centered around the Cash Converters on Bedminster High Street and the Gloucester Road.A 30m special in Autumn 2006 focussed on people who struggled to find a roof over their heads. It was part of the BBCs No Home season. It featured Vernon, Gaz and Cathy as they struggled with the threats of homelessness.

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