Residents in Derby Road express anger over Immigration Street documentary

Residents call for controversial documentary filmed in city to be scrapped

Residents call for controversial documentary filmed in city to be scrapped

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

“WE DON’T want you here.”

That was the message from members of a Southampton community as they urged TV bosses to scrap the controversial documentary being filmed on their street.

Dozens of angry residents from the Derby Road area spoke out against the filming of Immigration Street at a heated public meeting last night.

As previously revealed in the Daily Echo, Derby Road was picked by Love Productions to be the focus of the programme, which is due to be aired on Channel 4 next year.

Filming has been taking place over the last few months, with the production company saying the show will “reflect the honest experiences of people who have settled in the UK and [have] come to consider it as home.”

But it has provoked a furious backlash from the community.

Last night they vented their anger at the meeting at Maytree Primary School, which was organised by Newtown Residents’ Association.

About 100 residents turned up to hear more about the filming, and grill Love Productions’ creative director Kieran Smith, below.

Daily Echo:

There was a tense atmosphere throughout the course of the evening, and Mr Smith was booed as he entered to speak and jeered and heckled throughout.

Residents accused him and the production company of “inciting racism” by calling the programme Immigration Street.

Daily Echo:

Mr Smith responded by saying the name, which is still a working title, conveyed the message that the street had been “transformed” by immigration over several generations.

Daily Echo:

He said any resident who was filmed would have a chance to see the footage before it was used, and denied that residents were offered cash to take part.

He was asked several times what it would take for the company to decide not to continue filming the programme, but he said he was not in a position to cancel the programme or make any changes, as it would be a joint decision between Love Productions and Channel 4.

Daily Echo:

He said: “What we wanted to do with this series is find a street and we found Derby Road in an area which over the years has been transformed by immigration.

“What we’re not doing is saying that everyone who lives in it is an immigrant.

“What we wanted to do was to observe and reflect who lives in one street.”

Daily Echo:

But he failed to win over the residents at the tempestuous meeting, and was interrupted regularly by residents, some of whom held up banners reading “Go Away Love Productions, We Don’t Want You Filming Here”.

One said: “Do you realise the stigma that you are bringing on a community? For you it’s a six-to-eight-week project; for us it will go on for a generation.

“Do you appreciate that?”

Daily Echo:

Kate Gladders the service manager of Two Saints Day Centre in Frederick Street said she saw people being filmed outside the centre, one of whom had “quite distinctive National Front markings”.

She said: “I personally think that you chose that particular person because you wanted to incite some racial disharmony in the community.”

Mr Smith responded: “We are not cherry-picking vulnerable individuals and we are not here to cause racial tension.”

Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead, below, was one of the politicians who had urged Love Productions to stay away when the plans were first announced. He addressed the meeting, and urged Love Productions to think again.

Daily Echo:

Speaking afterwards, he said: “I think the meeting showed that this company has picked the wrong community.

“Residents have said they want nothing to do with this and they really ought to listen to that.”

Daily Echo:

Two senior Labour city councillors – Jacqui Rayment and Satvir Kaur – also addressed Mr Smith at the meeting and urged him to listen to the residents.

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7:25am Wed 23 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

mischeif making for the large pleb market .
mischeif making for the large pleb market . SNUGGLES 78
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7:51am Wed 23 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now.
Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now. userds5050
  • Score: 12

8:07am Wed 23 Jul 14

townieboy says...

Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ? townieboy
  • Score: 6

8:33am Wed 23 Jul 14

Mr E says...

Let them make the program. Take the Money.
Then apply for tons more government money to fix the problems illustrated in the program.

if the residents play it right its a moneyspinner that could last for years ..
Let them make the program. Take the Money. Then apply for tons more government money to fix the problems illustrated in the program. if the residents play it right its a moneyspinner that could last for years .. Mr E
  • Score: -8

8:35am Wed 23 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV. elvisimo
  • Score: 8

9:14am Wed 23 Jul 14

sotonboy84 says...

elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem?

But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired.

In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it.

There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.[/p][/quote]If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem? But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired. In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it. There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide? sotonboy84
  • Score: 26

9:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

Hastagger says...

userds5050 wrote:
Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now.
Shock horror - something has changed in he last 32 years! wow, hold the front page.

C4 are not a public service channel like the bbc, in case you hadn't noticed, there are adverts, which pay for the programmes

Highlighting immigration - which is an issue, is a public service. I think you will find that the BBC's own investigation, criticised its news programmes from deliberately ignoring immigration and playing down the impact in news programmes!
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now.[/p][/quote]Shock horror - something has changed in he last 32 years! wow, hold the front page. C4 are not a public service channel like the bbc, in case you hadn't noticed, there are adverts, which pay for the programmes Highlighting immigration - which is an issue, is a public service. I think you will find that the BBC's own investigation, criticised its news programmes from deliberately ignoring immigration and playing down the impact in news programmes! Hastagger
  • Score: 20

9:30am Wed 23 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem?

But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired.

In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it.

There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide?
if the "strength of the community" does not make good TV and high ratings then It will not be shown. It is not as if this production company has "Panorama" credentials looking at their track record.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.[/p][/quote]If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem? But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired. In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it. There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide?[/p][/quote]if the "strength of the community" does not make good TV and high ratings then It will not be shown. It is not as if this production company has "Panorama" credentials looking at their track record. elvisimo
  • Score: -6

9:46am Wed 23 Jul 14

massimoosti says...

The area has had its longstanding "unofficial name" of "the Jungle" which is widely (& in no way racist) used by Sotonians of many colours for good reason.

Originally from hot climates and now eastern Europe plus others added to the mix the area has always been a base for new immigrants and as such has had a rich diverse of cultures.

If this filming shows the positives and negatives of newer immigration then its balanced and true reflection.
The area has had its longstanding "unofficial name" of "the Jungle" which is widely (& in no way racist) used by Sotonians of many colours for good reason. Originally from hot climates and now eastern Europe plus others added to the mix the area has always been a base for new immigrants and as such has had a rich diverse of cultures. If this filming shows the positives and negatives of newer immigration then its balanced and true reflection. massimoosti
  • Score: 16

9:48am Wed 23 Jul 14

TR1996 says...

All these people slagging off channel 4 are clearly clueless, it was set up by the IBA in the 1980s to do things differently, from a unique perspective and to be creative and daring - I hope immigration street is filmed, I think it'll show the country that Southampton is a diverse multicultural city where people can live together without racism and discrimination, to be honnest I think the only issue people have is that the area around there is vile and run down and they don't want to see Southampton like that!!
All these people slagging off channel 4 are clearly clueless, it was set up by the IBA in the 1980s to do things differently, from a unique perspective and to be creative and daring - I hope immigration street is filmed, I think it'll show the country that Southampton is a diverse multicultural city where people can live together without racism and discrimination, to be honnest I think the only issue people have is that the area around there is vile and run down and they don't want to see Southampton like that!! TR1996
  • Score: 22

9:58am Wed 23 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. "
The sort of people who say things like the above are those who are acutely aware that they have fallen behind their cohort in life and can only feel adequate by denigrating others. However the presence of the mob ("community") gobbing off (filmed no doubt) will have convinced the production company they are on a winner
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.[/p][/quote]The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. " The sort of people who say things like the above are those who are acutely aware that they have fallen behind their cohort in life and can only feel adequate by denigrating others. However the presence of the mob ("community") gobbing off (filmed no doubt) will have convinced the production company they are on a winner Dai Rear
  • Score: 12

10:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

Should have headed to Shirley in the first place and done 'The Jeremy Kyle Mile' full length blockbuster version!
Should have headed to Shirley in the first place and done 'The Jeremy Kyle Mile' full length blockbuster version! Big Mac
  • Score: 18

11:31am Wed 23 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Derby Road used to be no--torious for years as a place where prostitutes used to sell their bodies. As said by others its now the place where a multi-cultural ethnic community live side by side in peace. Hopefully this series will show this as an example to other parts of the country where maybe this isn't the case.
Derby Road used to be no--torious for years as a place where prostitutes used to sell their bodies. As said by others its now the place where a multi-cultural ethnic community live side by side in peace. Hopefully this series will show this as an example to other parts of the country where maybe this isn't the case. saintsfan76
  • Score: 44

11:45am Wed 23 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

Big Mac wrote:
Should have headed to Shirley in the first place and done 'The Jeremy Kyle Mile' full length blockbuster version!
Your onto a winner Jeremy should get out of the studio and go to the people Anneka Rice style.

He could film for years in the mutant mile and Thornhill.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Should have headed to Shirley in the first place and done 'The Jeremy Kyle Mile' full length blockbuster version![/p][/quote]Your onto a winner Jeremy should get out of the studio and go to the people Anneka Rice style. He could film for years in the mutant mile and Thornhill. southamptonadi
  • Score: 9

11:48am Wed 23 Jul 14

fellow_man says...

townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
What a naive person you are.

Love productions arn't interested in showing a glowing diverse multicultural utopia.

That doesn't get ratings.

They WILL distort the footage to their own gain.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]What a naive person you are. Love productions arn't interested in showing a glowing diverse multicultural utopia. That doesn't get ratings. They WILL distort the footage to their own gain. fellow_man
  • Score: 18

12:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Bagamn says...

What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name.
What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name. Bagamn
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Wed 23 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Bagamn wrote:
What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name.
Absolute rubbish, 131 crimes reported in Thornhill in May including burglary, robbery, theft, shoplifting and biggest of all drunken anti social behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish, 131 crimes reported in Thornhill in May including burglary, robbery, theft, shoplifting and biggest of all drunken anti social behaviour. bigfella777
  • Score: 20

12:21pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Woolston ollie says...

I hope it does get aired and that the good folk from the DHSS(or whatever its called now) are watching. Maybe they are so scared of having their easy lives of living of the rest of us highlighted.
I hope it does get aired and that the good folk from the DHSS(or whatever its called now) are watching. Maybe they are so scared of having their easy lives of living of the rest of us highlighted. Woolston ollie
  • Score: -6

12:31pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Bagamn says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Bagamn wrote:
What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name.
Absolute rubbish, 131 crimes reported in Thornhill in May including burglary, robbery, theft, shoplifting and biggest of all drunken anti social behaviour.
As this Estate has got the highest population of any of the estates in the City, what is the per capita crime rate then? Try bringing it into perspective.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: What's with all these morons who run off at the mouth about Thornhill? There are worse places to live in this city than Thornhill. There is less crime in this area than any other estate and it is safe to walk the streets. These simpletons that slag us off are from the supposedly posher area of the city. There are not drug addicts hanging around on street corners and alckies lying around here. I am fed up with this moronic attitude by the few trying to give us a bad name.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish, 131 crimes reported in Thornhill in May including burglary, robbery, theft, shoplifting and biggest of all drunken anti social behaviour.[/p][/quote]As this Estate has got the highest population of any of the estates in the City, what is the per capita crime rate then? Try bringing it into perspective. Bagamn
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

southy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. "
The sort of people who say things like the above are those who are acutely aware that they have fallen behind their cohort in life and can only feel adequate by denigrating others. However the presence of the mob ("community") gobbing off (filmed no doubt) will have convinced the production company they are on a winner
You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.[/p][/quote]The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. " The sort of people who say things like the above are those who are acutely aware that they have fallen behind their cohort in life and can only feel adequate by denigrating others. However the presence of the mob ("community") gobbing off (filmed no doubt) will have convinced the production company they are on a winner[/p][/quote]You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes southy
  • Score: -7

12:46pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Woolston ollie says...

I do think the top politicians should watch this program and get a better insight as to what is going on with immigration in this country, because in my view they havent got a clue. So maybe this show will give a better insight as to how it is affecting the people of this country.
I do think the top politicians should watch this program and get a better insight as to what is going on with immigration in this country, because in my view they havent got a clue. So maybe this show will give a better insight as to how it is affecting the people of this country. Woolston ollie
  • Score: -11

1:02pm Wed 23 Jul 14

The_Fuzz22 says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote:
Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?
this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother.

If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine.

TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.
If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem?

But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired.

In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it.

There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide?
Because in this day and age, those morons have as big a voice as anyone else. And those morons can vote.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Wondering what their scared of ? Perhaps being filmed able bodied when claiming disability benefits fro example ?[/p][/quote]this isn't Benefit Street. What they are worried about is the producers cherry picking and distorting matters to improve ratings. The sort of people who watch this junk are the same morons who watch Towie(?) and Big Brother. If it were a professional documentary then fine. If it is like heir previous effort which sensationalised an small extreme aspect then it I not fine. TV ratings at the expense of vilifying a community is poor cheap TV.[/p][/quote]If it's morons that watch this 'junk', then what's the problem? But seriously, if residents of this area go about their life like a decent member of society and have nothing to hide, nothing untoward will be shown. All residents that are filmed have the opportunity to see the footage before it's aired. In previous story's residents have spoken about the strength of the community. If this is the case then use this opportunity to let people know it. There are exisiting tensions that exist in this area as this 'community' seem to segregate themselves from the rest of the city. Any tensions are felt already by some in the city, as evidenced by some comments above. This programme could be an opportunity to end this, so what do they have to hide?[/p][/quote]Because in this day and age, those morons have as big a voice as anyone else. And those morons can vote. The_Fuzz22
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Wed 23 Jul 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

Every one gets along...stay away !!!!
Every one gets along...stay away !!!! RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Wed 23 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

It's quite simple
All the residents need to stick together and refuse to speak to them or let them film inside their houses,the trouble is there will always be the few who will take a backhander or think they will end up a z list celeb like white Dee
It's quite simple All the residents need to stick together and refuse to speak to them or let them film inside their houses,the trouble is there will always be the few who will take a backhander or think they will end up a z list celeb like white Dee bullsbags
  • Score: 4

2:24pm Wed 23 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

Hastagger wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now.
Shock horror - something has changed in he last 32 years! wow, hold the front page.

C4 are not a public service channel like the bbc, in case you hadn't noticed, there are adverts, which pay for the programmes

Highlighting immigration - which is an issue, is a public service. I think you will find that the BBC's own investigation, criticised its news programmes from deliberately ignoring immigration and playing down the impact in news programmes!
If you're going to reply to my post at least get your facts right. Channel 4 is part publicly funded, part commercial. They have a duty to show immigration in a balanced way which I doubt this programme will do.
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: Channel 4 is now largely unrecognisable from the public service channel that launched back in 1982. Ratings and contoveresy are all that matter now.[/p][/quote]Shock horror - something has changed in he last 32 years! wow, hold the front page. C4 are not a public service channel like the bbc, in case you hadn't noticed, there are adverts, which pay for the programmes Highlighting immigration - which is an issue, is a public service. I think you will find that the BBC's own investigation, criticised its news programmes from deliberately ignoring immigration and playing down the impact in news programmes![/p][/quote]If you're going to reply to my post at least get your facts right. Channel 4 is part publicly funded, part commercial. They have a duty to show immigration in a balanced way which I doubt this programme will do. userds5050
  • Score: 5

2:28pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes" Give us a clue Southy- federal, pedal, feed-all ?
You may even have thought you were saying "feudal" but that makes no sense because, as you'd know if you'd been to school, the middle class was not a feature of the feudal system
"You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes" Give us a clue Southy- federal, pedal, feed-all ? You may even have thought you were saying "feudal" but that makes no sense because, as you'd know if you'd been to school, the middle class was not a feature of the feudal system Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

2:33pm Wed 23 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

TR1996 wrote:
All these people slagging off channel 4 are clearly clueless, it was set up by the IBA in the 1980s to do things differently, from a unique perspective and to be creative and daring - I hope immigration street is filmed, I think it'll show the country that Southampton is a diverse multicultural city where people can live together without racism and discrimination, to be honnest I think the only issue people have is that the area around there is vile and run down and they don't want to see Southampton like that!!
Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring.
[quote][p][bold]TR1996[/bold] wrote: All these people slagging off channel 4 are clearly clueless, it was set up by the IBA in the 1980s to do things differently, from a unique perspective and to be creative and daring - I hope immigration street is filmed, I think it'll show the country that Southampton is a diverse multicultural city where people can live together without racism and discrimination, to be honnest I think the only issue people have is that the area around there is vile and run down and they don't want to see Southampton like that!![/p][/quote]Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring. userds5050
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Wed 23 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense. userds5050
  • Score: 2

4:07pm Wed 23 Jul 14

southy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
"You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes" Give us a clue Southy- federal, pedal, feed-all ?
You may even have thought you were saying "feudal" but that makes no sense because, as you'd know if you'd been to school, the middle class was not a feature of the feudal system
Must of make sence to you or you would not off replyed with the answer that you gave.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "You mean the Fedal Upper Middle Classes" Give us a clue Southy- federal, pedal, feed-all ? You may even have thought you were saying "feudal" but that makes no sense because, as you'd know if you'd been to school, the middle class was not a feature of the feudal system[/p][/quote]Must of make sence to you or you would not off replyed with the answer that you gave. southy
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

userds5050 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.
Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it?
Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it? Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence? Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

5:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Vix1 says...

I always understood that Derby Road was renowned for being the red light district in the past! That's what my grandparents told me and they should know as they have lived here for 90 odd years. The immigrants came in more recent years. Bet they don't want that known on the TV!! Lol :)
I always understood that Derby Road was renowned for being the red light district in the past! That's what my grandparents told me and they should know as they have lived here for 90 odd years. The immigrants came in more recent years. Bet they don't want that known on the TV!! Lol :) Vix1
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
Making a point would make a change from 'attempting' to be to clever or indeed being too sanctimonious for your own good. Just a suggestion...
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]Making a point would make a change from 'attempting' to be to clever or indeed being too sanctimonious for your own good. Just a suggestion... elvisimo
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Pobinr says...

I don't blame the latest influx of immigrants of people from Eastern Europe coming to UK where they can earn twice as much here even on min wage than in their own countries.
However this does cause a few problems;
Open borders, lax immigration policy in general & EU membership are OK if you like;

* Mass unemployment, austerity & democracy lost to ECB loan sharks in Med countries
* More & more control of our country given away to the emerging EU dictatorship
* Low population density E.European countries being further depopulated
* Cheap imported labour that drives wages down & take jobs from locals
* Classes full of kids that need special lessons in speaking basic English
* Being told it's just Daily Mail fiction when we see it with our own eyes
* 28,000 or is it 5,000 Romanians I don't care, held for crimes
* Higher house prices & rents due to increased demand
* More crowded surgeries & longer NHS queues
* More dependance on food & energy imports
* Worst housing shortage since WWII
* More & more houses on greenbelt
* More & more road congestion
* Child grooming gangs
* People traffickers
* More red tape
* More pollution
* More crowds
* More queues
* FGM

Why would anyone in their right mind want these things?

The Swiss who live in the only remaining democracy in Europe recently voted to take back control of their borders.
So unlike us they will now be able to refuse entry to;
Rapists
Terrorists
Murderers
FGM freaks
Paedophiles
Drug dealers
ATM criminals
Fake students
Child traffickers
People traffickers
Child grooming gangs
People that don't speak their language
People that want to adopt an alien culture
People that want or have to wear burkhas
People with no money & people with no skill or job.

How the EU is destroying democracy in Europe >
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=bJHETdxw
v8Y

Vote UKIP
I don't blame the latest influx of immigrants of people from Eastern Europe coming to UK where they can earn twice as much here even on min wage than in their own countries. However this does cause a few problems; Open borders, lax immigration policy in general & EU membership are OK if you like; * Mass unemployment, austerity & democracy lost to ECB loan sharks in Med countries * More & more control of our country given away to the emerging EU dictatorship * Low population density E.European countries being further depopulated * Cheap imported labour that drives wages down & take jobs from locals * Classes full of kids that need special lessons in speaking basic English * Being told it's just Daily Mail fiction when we see it with our own eyes * 28,000 or is it 5,000 Romanians I don't care, held for crimes * Higher house prices & rents due to increased demand * More crowded surgeries & longer NHS queues * More dependance on food & energy imports * Worst housing shortage since WWII * More & more houses on greenbelt * More & more road congestion * Child grooming gangs * People traffickers * More red tape * More pollution * More crowds * More queues * FGM Why would anyone in their right mind want these things? The Swiss who live in the only remaining democracy in Europe recently voted to take back control of their borders. So unlike us they will now be able to refuse entry to; Rapists Terrorists Murderers FGM freaks Paedophiles Drug dealers ATM criminals Fake students Child traffickers People traffickers Child grooming gangs People that don't speak their language People that want to adopt an alien culture People that want or have to wear burkhas People with no money & people with no skill or job. How the EU is destroying democracy in Europe > https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=bJHETdxw v8Y Vote UKIP Pobinr
  • Score: 4

12:36am Thu 24 Jul 14

southy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.
Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it?
Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?
literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it? Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?[/p][/quote]literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few southy
  • Score: 1

2:33am Thu 24 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

southy wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.
Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it?
Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?
literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few
Actually Southy, without literacy we are left with grunting like apes. The "ideas" of which you speak were grunted by violent apes like Stalin and Lenin, to whom no sane person could wish to return.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it? Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?[/p][/quote]literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few[/p][/quote]Actually Southy, without literacy we are left with grunting like apes. The "ideas" of which you speak were grunted by violent apes like Stalin and Lenin, to whom no sane person could wish to return. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

6:30am Thu 24 Jul 14

KA says...

I think they know $hits gonna hit the fan when this is aired .. lol
I think they know $hits gonna hit the fan when this is aired .. lol KA
  • Score: 0

7:25am Thu 24 Jul 14

southy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
southy wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.
You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.
Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it?
Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?
literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few
Actually Southy, without literacy we are left with grunting like apes. The "ideas" of which you speak were grunted by violent apes like Stalin and Lenin, to whom no sane person could wish to return.
No your not your thinkinh with out speach.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "Whipping up anti immigration bigotry is neither creative or daring." Have you noticed that countries where there actually IS bigotry, not just lefties running off at the mouth with the word, e.g. The Middle East, China, much of South America and Africa, don't have any immigration to speak of. But don't ever let thought interfere with your political prejudices.[/p][/quote]You accuse me of being a leftie then go on to talk about political prejudices. To suggest there's no such thing as bigotry towards foreigners in this country is utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]Must be why they flock here in droves, mustn't it? Southy; you are very funny. Would your Party make literacy a capital offence?[/p][/quote]literacy matters very little its ideas where the majority can benefit and not the few[/p][/quote]Actually Southy, without literacy we are left with grunting like apes. The "ideas" of which you speak were grunted by violent apes like Stalin and Lenin, to whom no sane person could wish to return.[/p][/quote]No your not your thinkinh with out speach. southy
  • Score: 0

8:44am Thu 24 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"No your not your thinkinh with out speach." No, Can't even guess that one. Though some words are recognisable. I have seen electronic exchanges between gangs arranging a fight and between dealers and junkies which contain no recognisable words. What's the opposite of evolution?
"No your not your thinkinh with out speach." No, Can't even guess that one. Though some words are recognisable. I have seen electronic exchanges between gangs arranging a fight and between dealers and junkies which contain no recognisable words. What's the opposite of evolution? Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

8:53am Thu 24 Jul 14

skeptik says...

Working already - setting folk against folk - many comments are without research - 'headline belief' my paper said so - it must be true. Immigration - perhaps somebody will tell us what English means? After centuries of invasion, occupation and integration and encouraging immigration (1950s) with the tribes and races of Europe and the world. The English are a mix of all that is good and bad of the world - the problem appears now that we concentrate far too much on the bad and forget how good we can be when we all pull the same way. How the heck do we get onto Stalin and Lenin? JHC!
Working already - setting folk against folk - many comments are without research - 'headline belief' my paper said so - it must be true. Immigration - perhaps somebody will tell us what English means? After centuries of invasion, occupation and integration and encouraging immigration (1950s) with the tribes and races of Europe and the world. The English are a mix of all that is good and bad of the world - the problem appears now that we concentrate far too much on the bad and forget how good we can be when we all pull the same way. How the heck do we get onto Stalin and Lenin? JHC! skeptik
  • Score: 0

8:57am Thu 24 Jul 14

skeptik says...

Whilst Southy is at the other end of the political spectrum to me - it is puerile nonsense and adds nothing to the debate - to pick him up on spelling or grammar - Southy - you and me - we will never see eye to eye - but you provide the alternative viewpoint and I respect that.
Whilst Southy is at the other end of the political spectrum to me - it is puerile nonsense and adds nothing to the debate - to pick him up on spelling or grammar - Southy - you and me - we will never see eye to eye - but you provide the alternative viewpoint and I respect that. skeptik
  • Score: 0

9:15am Thu 24 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

skeptik wrote:
Working already - setting folk against folk - many comments are without research - 'headline belief' my paper said so - it must be true. Immigration - perhaps somebody will tell us what English means? After centuries of invasion, occupation and integration and encouraging immigration (1950s) with the tribes and races of Europe and the world. The English are a mix of all that is good and bad of the world - the problem appears now that we concentrate far too much on the bad and forget how good we can be when we all pull the same way. How the heck do we get onto Stalin and Lenin? JHC!
It's really not about history is it ? It's really not even about the Empire Windrush and the 1950's. It's about cheap easy travel by air, it's about wide dissemination of information of what is available here. It's about cultures which denigrate assimilation and the emancipation of women and it's about uncontrolled entry as a policy between 1997 and 2010. Relatively low numbers of immigrants can be assimilated into our society if they wish to be. Current numbers are going to mean a long struggle.
[quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Working already - setting folk against folk - many comments are without research - 'headline belief' my paper said so - it must be true. Immigration - perhaps somebody will tell us what English means? After centuries of invasion, occupation and integration and encouraging immigration (1950s) with the tribes and races of Europe and the world. The English are a mix of all that is good and bad of the world - the problem appears now that we concentrate far too much on the bad and forget how good we can be when we all pull the same way. How the heck do we get onto Stalin and Lenin? JHC![/p][/quote]It's really not about history is it ? It's really not even about the Empire Windrush and the 1950's. It's about cheap easy travel by air, it's about wide dissemination of information of what is available here. It's about cultures which denigrate assimilation and the emancipation of women and it's about uncontrolled entry as a policy between 1997 and 2010. Relatively low numbers of immigrants can be assimilated into our society if they wish to be. Current numbers are going to mean a long struggle. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

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