Tomorrow evening: Madeley Meets the Squatters

Tony Gosling tony at
Wed Dec 5 12:12:34 GMT 2012

Madeley Meets the Squatters

Radio Times - Review by: Jane Rackham

“I think of us as urban Wombles. We look for 
things that aren’t being used and make use of 
them — how can you argue the immorality of that?” 
asks Tristan. He is one of many squatters 
challenging Richard Madeley’s prejudices in this documentary.
Nearly all put a good case forward for using 
empty property, whether it’s a commercial 
property left vacant for years or the site of 
Heathrow’s third runway that’s been turned into a 
thriving environmental project. Madeley also 
experiences the squalid reality of squatting when 
he visits a derelict east London pub and goes 
“skipping” to scavenge for free food.
The media often portrays squatters as freeloaders 
who contribute little to society. In this 
documentary, Richard Madeley goes beyond the 
headlines to find out the truth. He meets 
exasperated landlords whose properties are being 
occupied without permission and learns that some 
squatters are experts at exploiting the law, but 
also discovers others who are openly embraced and 
welcomed by their communities.

Cast and crew
Richard Madeley
Nick Betts
Executive Producer
Stuart Cabb
Executive Producer
Will Daws
Nick Betts 
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