Nick & Margaret: Immigration – Gain Or Drain? (2 x 60′) – With immigration at the forefront of the national news agenda, Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford return social experiment that explores the impact of immigration on the UK.
Five UK-born citizens from across London will be paired up with a range of immigrants to live and work alongside them and explore whether they are a ‘gain or drain’ on the UK. They will explore their impact on key areas of the immigration debate, including jobs, housing, public services and cultural integration. Together, each pairing will debate the issues, challenge each other’s views and discover how accurate their perceptions are.
Meanwhile, Nick & Margaret will go on a fact-finding mission and speak to a range of experts before each UK-born weighs up whether the immigrant they’ve been paired with is a ‘gain or drain’.
Producer: Silver River
TX: Summer 2014
Source: BBC press release