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Power to the People

Power to the People is a three-part series of mischievous documentaries presented by Tim Samuels, who helps some of the most disenfranchised people in society make their voice heard.

THE INVASION OF ISLINGTON

John Prescott scarecrow
Monday 14 May 2007
2100 BST on BBC Two

Tim Samuels joins an entire Cornish village which is on the brink of extinction as they pack up sheep, cows and morris dancers to travel en masse to London and seize the frappuccino-swilling New Labour heartland of Islington.

Lanreath has lost its post office, shop, pub, bus service - and now their beloved primary school is under threat. Pushed to breaking point, the countryside comes to town to get its voice heard.

THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE

The platoon stand to attention by their memorial
Monday 21 May 2007
2100 BST on BBC Two

Tim Samuels joins a specially formed platoon of former soldiers, who believe they have been cast aside after fighting for Britain, to see them pull off one last daring operation.

The Platoon's mission is to invade Trafalgar Square dressed in full military uniform and put up their own giant statue right in front of Nelson's column to honour our abandoned war heroes.

Tim's platoon includes soldiers with shocking tales of neglect who fought in the Falklands right up to those just back from Iraq. A deeply moving journey for the soldiers - but can they actually seize Trafalgar Square?

THE GREAT GRANNY CHART INVASION

The Zimmers at Abbey Road. Photo: Danny Clifford
Monday 28 May 2007
2100 BST on BBC Two

Tim Samuels helps some of the most neglected old people in Britain air their grievances by breaking into the pop charts. Meet The Zimmers - the world's oldest rock band has a combined age of over 3,000.

The 40-strong troupe is led by 90-year-old lead singer Alf. The Zimmers take over the famous Abbey Road studios to cover The Who's classic song 'My Generation' - to show that old people should not be brushed under the carpet.

The band includes pensioners fed up in old people's homes and stuck in tower blocks. With a U2 producer on board, can the OAPs get their voices heard by actually breaking into the Top Ten?

SEE ALSO
Rock elders aim for chart success
13 Apr 07 |  Entertainment
Protesters move village to London
30 Oct 06 |  Cornwall

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