Stacey Doo­ley: The Young and Home­less 10.45pm, BBC One

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Af­fect­ing, en­rag­ing look at UK youth home­less­ness as Stacey Doo­ley meets strug­gling young­sters in Black­pool and Manch­ester. Doo­ley isn’t a ter­ri­bly an­a­lyt­i­cal re­porter and this could have done with a touch more in­ter­ro­ga­tion of the sys­temic fail­ures un­der­pin­ning the cri­sis, but she’s a good lis­tener, as ev­i­denced by the bonds she es­tab­lishes here. Most of th­ese kids work, they all seem blame­less for their sit­u­a­tions, and the over­all im­pres­sion is of a na­tional safety net grow­ing fright­en­ingly thread­bare.

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