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A Life of Grime

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Original language(s)  English
First episode date  20 April 1999
Network  BBC One
Narrated by  John Peel, Arthur Smith
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Reality
Camera setup  Single-camera
Theme song  What a Wonderful World
Cast  John Peel
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Opening theme  "What a Wonderful World"
Country of origin  United Kingdom United States
Location(s)  Haringey Bristol Salford Sheffield Tower Hamlets New York City
Similar  Neighbourhood Watched, Airport, Grumpy Old Men, Traffic Cops, Castaway 2000

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A Life of Grime (a play on the expression A Life of Crime) is a BBC reality series following the work of environmental health inspectors. Launched during an explosion of reality television, the idea found something of a cult following.


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With Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" as the title music, the episodes were narrated by John Peel and later by Arthur Smith in sardonic tones. Its appeal was based on disgust and the eccentric but often vivid and eloquent characters, most famously Edmund Trebus, encountered either hoarding rubbish or keeping huge numbers of animals. The original series was set in Haringey; subsequent series have been set in Bristol, Salford, Sheffield, Tower Hamlets, City of Westminster, New York and Edinburgh.

U.S. version

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An American version of the series titled A Life Of Grime New York, aired on the Discovery Times Channel that takes place in New York.


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