GOLDTHORPE appeared on a Channel 4 programme this week.

Britain's Benefit Tenants followed Andrew Dyke, who manages around 1,000 tenants in the once-thriving mining hotspot where almost a third of residents are now unemployed.

As council housing numbers shrink, more people are renting privately. The three-part series met the specialist letting agents trying to keep private landlords and benefit tenants happy.

Click here to watch the programme.