Discussing our personal finances are one of the last great taboos, but while employment is at a record high in Britain, more and more working households are privately struggling to make ends meet.

In this series, families from across the UK reveal what it really means to be in work, but still only ‘just about managing'.

With the cost of living rising and one third of British workers surveyed in 2018 having less than £500 in savings, Broke follows nine families during a critical year as their financial future hangs in the balance.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2019 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Episode 3

Episode 1x03; Aug 8, 2019

Lorraine is an intensive care nurse for the NHS in Manchester. She hasn't had a pay rise in eight years and is working on the front line of NHS cuts. With inflation and the rising cost of living, she earns thousands of pounds less after tax than in 2

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Episode 3Aug 8, 2019
1x02: Episode 2Aug 1, 2019
1x01: Episode 1Jul 25, 2019
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