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Starting now on channel 4. Guaranteed some laughs.

Already seen some dude with a Mr T haircut and a white guy who thought mosques were terrorsim centres and its only been the intro.

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One for you race dons.

Bunch of different races and cultures being put in a house to live together.

http://www.channel4....h/articles/home

Make Bradford British is a major two-part series exploring what it means to be British.

In a speech last year Prime Minister David Cameron said that ‘state multiculturalism' has failed. Across Britain, cities are becoming increasingly divided, with people living side-by-side - but not mixing.

The Yorkshire city of Bradford is multicultural. It is also segregated with a city centre that is now predominantly Asian surrounded by almost exclusively white suburbs.

Make Bradford British brings together people of different races and backgrounds for the first time, to see if they can come up with a common notion of the thread that binds them all together - what it means to be British.

To define what it means to be British the series begins with the Government's own UK Citizenship Test, the Life in the UK Test. Over 100 people from across Bradford, all British citizens, are invited to sit the test, whose questions include What percentage of the British population is under the age of 19? When were women given the right to vote?

Eight people who fail the test are then invited to live together in a microcosm of multicultural society. After debating what being a British citizen means, from exploring use of language through to accommodating religious and dietary requirements, they'll experience a side of life in Great Britain they've never seen before.

In pairs, the eight residents of Bradford, ranging from a pub-landlady to a former-magistrate, will live each other's lives. From visiting a mosque for the first time, to experiencing a traditional dinner party, each person opens their eyes to the world that exists around them, right on their doorstep. Can eight people from different worlds but the same city really define what it means to be British in 2012?

Two diversity and community experts, Taiba Yasseen and Laurie Trott, help guide the eight through the experience, to see if, by uniting people within the city, they can create a blueprint for a genuinely multicultural Great Britain.

Over two nights, Make Bradford British follows:

48 year-old mum of three Audrey is the landlady of one of the oldest pubs in the city centre, where the majority of residents are Asian. She says: "People are very resentful because there are certain segments of society that don't want to live with anybody else. My business has suffered because people don't want to come into the centre of Bradford any more. It's a ticking time bomb and all it takes is one little spark."

Sheet metal worker Damon is 24 and lives alone since splitting up with the mother of his three year old daughter. He lives in an area that's over 90 per cent white and says, "So it does look like you're in Pakistan in some places you go ‘cause all the men are wearing them baggy trousers that look like you should be going to bed in them and all the women are wearing hijabs or whatever they're called."

Seventy-one year old retired policeman Jens lives in one of Bradford's whitest areas. He says "There are so many living in Britain, particularly from the Middle East and Asia and we have to accept them as British and we do. The majority of them have integrated well but there are some who haven't and that I don't like."

Former professional Rugby League player Rashid, 37, was born and raised in the heart of Bradford's inner city Asian community. "We haven't put an application form in to be the colour we are."

Former Magistrate, Maura, 66, was born and raised in Northern Ireland. The grandmother of four has spent the past 40 years living in one of Bradford's wealthiest and whitest suburbs. "One of the most important values that Britain has to give the world is its tolerance and I think we should be intolerant of intolerance." she says.

Desmond, is one of the few black people living in one of Bradford's estates. A full-time cleaner, Desmond has four children and now lives with his partner and youngest daughter. He says he's experienced prejudice in Bradford throughout this life, including from other black people, "They used to call me Uncle Tom and stuff like that because I went round with white people." A survivor of a horrendous racially motivated attack in Bradford, Desmond's experience shows the reality of race-fuelled hate crimes.

Mum-of-one Sabbiyah, 22, studied Philosophy and Politics and is an aspiring writer. A British Muslim with Pakistani heritage, says "I was born here. I've been educated here. I'm more British than anyone that you can see. "

Mohammad, a 41 year old taxi driver, works round the clock, his customers having frequently enjoyed a night out. To him, "British-ness is going on piss ups and get bladdered really. That's what British means."

After years of living separate lives in the same area, these eight citizens of Bradford now live side by side. But how will they react when confronted with language they are used to but that others find offensive, in coming to terms with religious dietary and prayer requirements and living under one roof for the first time.

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Nobody watching?

Could be a interesting social experiment

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A man said

If a dogs born in a stable it don't make it a f*ck*ng horse

:rofl:

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Channel 4 trying to cause a race war

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Lol, I gues 3rd isn't to bad,

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Bare man hungry 2 drap di exscloooooooosive

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rah bare drops :lol:

merged

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gonna be a hot house

slurs and jabs everywere

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Come in whatever finkin it was a EDL takeover

5 drops at once jheeeeez

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Come in whatever finkin it was a EDL takeover

5 drops at once jheeeeez

:lol: was there 5 topics yeah haha

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36%

Got some dumb questions wrong though, due to haste,

The drinking age at a Resturant one,

The scratch card one,

And the number of bank holidays

I knew all of those, but the result would still of been shocking.

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lol the old womans right...mans just tryna be difficult

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what i hate about programmes related to muslims on uk tv, it always seems to involve asians never muslims from another race, problem with that is asians sometimes integrate their culture and tradition in to their practising and they dont represent muslims in the uk as a whole

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Mr Ts wig :lol:

wtf was he thinking.

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Channel 4 has purposely put these people in to clash.

They should be careful about inticement.

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