BBC3’s Invasion of the Job Snatchers TV show features Christchurch businesses

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A NEW television show featuring youngsters on work experience in Christchurch last year will debut today.

The show, ‘Invasion of the Job Snatchers’, will be shown at 9pm tonight on BBC3, following weeks of filming in the area last year.

There are due to be six episodes of the show featuring 13 unemployed youngsters from across the UK who are given eight weeks work experience in the town, famed for its elderly population.

Billed by producers as a ‘unique social experiment’, the youngsters take up placements at a variety of Christchurch businesses including butchers, a local ferry service, wool shop, solicitors, accountants, party shop, hairdressers, garden centre and smoke house.

The show also concentrates on the relationship between the youngsters and the mentors, with some more than 50 years older than the applicants.

But, despite the show boosting the profile of the historic town, the title has caused a few raised eyebrows in Christchurch.

The Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr John Lofts, said: “We were very pleased to hear last year that the BBC was bringing some young people to Christchurch to benefit from the wisdom and experience of our residents. I know that many of the young people gained some useful insights into ways of working and have been able to get permanent jobs as a result.

“The rather unfortunate title of ‘Invasion of the Job Snatchers’ doesn’t reflect what we believe the content of the programme to be.

“People have been coming to Christchurch for work for years. We hope that people will get a good impression of the beauty and history of the borough through the series.”

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12:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Loyal2AFCB says...

I understand that there are plans afoot to shoot a horror movie on location in Christchurch, provisionally titled "Invasion Of The Coffin Dodgers".
I understand that there are plans afoot to shoot a horror movie on location in Christchurch, provisionally titled "Invasion Of The Coffin Dodgers". Loyal2AFCB
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1:43am Thu 3 Apr 14

BmthSarah says...

Episode 1 at http://www.bbc.co.uk
/programmes/p01tqwc2
Episode 1 at http://www.bbc.co.uk /programmes/p01tqwc2 BmthSarah
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10:16am Thu 3 Apr 14

dobrojoe says...

I can see that some of the youngsters have been put into obviously 'incompatible' placements for dramatic effect. Then there are are the strategically placed people in mobility scooters in most of the long shots - which is not my experience at all.
I can see that some of the youngsters have been put into obviously 'incompatible' placements for dramatic effect. Then there are are the strategically placed people in mobility scooters in most of the long shots - which is not my experience at all. dobrojoe
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12:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Well if the 'gut' working for Peeks is seriously hoping for a job I think he's going to be disappointed.

OK he's young but to go out of your' way to swear & act the fool I think he's obviously in need of help.

The bloke on the Mudeford boats came across as a right A hole. I mean the owner with is offensive remarks. Just cause someone doesn't have a bland lower Middle Class accent doesn't mean they are unintelligible. He came across as a bit of a snob, although once again the young guy's attitude wasn't too good.

I sense another stitch up A La 'Benefits Street'?

I do hope the big gay guy gets some help though. Obviously using a filthy mouth as a way of defence. If someone can't manage to not swear for a day, then there is obviously a problem or they're doing it on purpose?

Interesting to see what some of the others will be like!
Well if the 'gut' working for Peeks is seriously hoping for a job I think he's going to be disappointed. OK he's young but to go out of your' way to swear & act the fool I think he's obviously in need of help. The bloke on the Mudeford boats came across as a right A hole. I mean the owner with is offensive remarks. Just cause someone doesn't have a bland lower Middle Class accent doesn't mean they are unintelligible. He came across as a bit of a snob, although once again the young guy's attitude wasn't too good. I sense another stitch up A La 'Benefits Street'? I do hope the big gay guy gets some help though. Obviously using a filthy mouth as a way of defence. If someone can't manage to not swear for a day, then there is obviously a problem or they're doing it on purpose? Interesting to see what some of the others will be like! stevobath
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1:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

RICO99 says...

stevobath wrote:
Well if the 'gut' working for Peeks is seriously hoping for a job I think he's going to be disappointed.

OK he's young but to go out of your' way to swear & act the fool I think he's obviously in need of help.

The bloke on the Mudeford boats came across as a right A hole. I mean the owner with is offensive remarks. Just cause someone doesn't have a bland lower Middle Class accent doesn't mean they are unintelligible. He came across as a bit of a snob, although once again the young guy's attitude wasn't too good.

I sense another stitch up A La 'Benefits Street'?

I do hope the big gay guy gets some help though. Obviously using a filthy mouth as a way of defence. If someone can't manage to not swear for a day, then there is obviously a problem or they're doing it on purpose?

Interesting to see what some of the others will be like!
I have to say I think the kid working on the boats really could do with some speech therapy. How on earth is he going to cope with a load of foreign tourists or 70 year old customers, I consider myself "down wid da yoof" but can barely understand him. Subtitles for the next episode please.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Well if the 'gut' working for Peeks is seriously hoping for a job I think he's going to be disappointed. OK he's young but to go out of your' way to swear & act the fool I think he's obviously in need of help. The bloke on the Mudeford boats came across as a right A hole. I mean the owner with is offensive remarks. Just cause someone doesn't have a bland lower Middle Class accent doesn't mean they are unintelligible. He came across as a bit of a snob, although once again the young guy's attitude wasn't too good. I sense another stitch up A La 'Benefits Street'? I do hope the big gay guy gets some help though. Obviously using a filthy mouth as a way of defence. If someone can't manage to not swear for a day, then there is obviously a problem or they're doing it on purpose? Interesting to see what some of the others will be like![/p][/quote]I have to say I think the kid working on the boats really could do with some speech therapy. How on earth is he going to cope with a load of foreign tourists or 70 year old customers, I consider myself "down wid da yoof" but can barely understand him. Subtitles for the next episode please. RICO99
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