In Defence of Chavs

Archive Researcher : Nov 2004 - Jan 2005
Sky One
Shine Ltd

One-off, sixty-minute documentary, written & presented by Julie Burchill, that looks at the portrayal
of the working classes from WW2 to the “chav” phenomenon. Burchill defends working class culture and attacks what she perceives as middle class snobs who use “chav” as a derogatory phrase.