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A Life of Grime 1999

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1999-04-20T03:00:00-04:00
  • 25 mins
  • 1 day, 1 hour, 0 mins
  • Documentary, Reality

With Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" as the title music, the episodes were narrated by John Peel and later by Arthur Smith in sardonic tones. Its appeal was due to a disgust factor and the eccentric but often lucid characters, most famously Edmund Trebus, encountered either hoarding rubbish or keeping huge numbers of animals. The original series was set in Haringey; subsequent series have been set in Bristol, Salford, Sheffield, Tower Hamlets, New York and Edinburgh.

8 seasons

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