Southwark’s council estates will be the focus of a ‘access all areas’ Channel 4 series this autumn.
The six-part series, Council House Britain, will go behind the scenes to meet housing officers and pest officers, as well as tenants who live in council housing.
The council is one of the largest public landlords in the country with an estimated 55,000 properties.
“Council House Britain offers a timely and eye-opening insight into what’s involved in managing one of the biggest and busiest boroughs in the country,” said Channel 4 commissioning editors Fozia Khan and Madonna Benjamin.
“With access to both council workers and their tenants, the series is bursting with characters and their stories.
“It provides a warm, uplifting and at times jaw-dropping glimpse into what it takes to find and keep a place to call home.”
Among those interviewed in the series, which is produced by the company behind 24 Hours in A&E, are housing officer Charmaine, and pest control officers Andy and Wayne.
The documentary makers promise the series will listen to “heart-breaking stories of families on the edge” and reveal a story of government cuts forcing hard choices on council authorities.
The council’s leader, Cllr Peter John, said the series would show the “unsung heroes” of the council’s housing team.
“Council officers are often the unsung heroes of the public sector, but just as COVID-19 has revealed the important work our rubbish collectors and social care workers do, Council House Britain will show the country how passionate and committed our housing teams are,” he said.