TV Documentary Work

3 Minute Wonders

4 x 3 minutes Minnow Films for Channel 4 (28th Jan 2008)

'StreetShine' is a new scheme that gives people who have been homeless or suffered disadvantage in the job market the chance to earn a regular income. This series of Three Minute Wonders for Channel 4 goes to the heart of The City and features the extraordinary tales of four London shoe shiners. From an elderly Polish man who escaped Communism in 1981 only to sleep rough by Victoria station, to an ex-drug addict who turned his life around and nowshines shoes in the offices of Ernst and Young.

Episode 1, Monday 28th Jan, 7.55pm: Jan escaped Communist Poland in 1981 to sleep rough on the streets of London. He's now proud to be known as the best shoe shiner in the city.

Episode 2, Tuesday 29th Jan, 7.55pm: Lawrence from Nigeria reveals how shining shoes in the city is all part of his master plan to become a world leader.

Episode 3, Wednesday 30th Jan, 7.55pm: An alternative perspective on rough sleeping from one of London's only female shoe shiners.

Episode 4, Thursday 31st Jan, 7.55pm: Inspiring tale from former rough sleeper and drug addict Terry, who with the help of shoe shining, has turned his life around.

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Minnow Link Shoeshine Stories 2008