When it first showed the highfields estate it showed a bit of road with a multi storey block of flats in it, guess what the house right next to the lamp post is my house.
Now take a look at the pic below & it'll show you just how close Keats avenue is to me, funny thing is non of the people in the program ever gave me any hassles, the guy on the telly was always moaning about something or another so i don't really have much sympathy for him BUT i do agree the people shown were mega trouble & did make life hell for the people in that street.
The bollards which were shown are the ones i walk past when i pick Cheyenne up from school, the church hall that goody (the copper) was showing off is the place Cheyenne went to play school & some little s**t actually broke a window while the kids were in there, after a few questions were asked Roy, Tim (two other dads & mates of mine) & myself went to have a word with him & his dad(smackhead), funny thing is the police could never find out who it was yet normal people like us could??
Hmmm time for a return to police school methinks?
Not a very large picture but its the best ariel photo i could get.
The blue dot is my house (approx) & you can see the multi stories in front of it.
The yellow dot is the bloke from the programs house
& the orange line is Keats avenue.
Basically the houses at the back of my house are the ones in Keats avenue, at the end of the program they claim that the area is getting better now, so why the hell have the council just spent thousands of pounds having security fencing (razor wire topped), security grills, BULLET proof glass (i'm surprised they never mentioned the guns & murders on the program??), cameras & emergancy alarm lines (one of each to the police, fire service & ambulance service) fitted to the house they use thats in Keats avenue??
They may have evicted the people who were causing the trouble but they haven't gone away & still walk around the area every day.
As far as they're concerned if they don't live up here anymore they're not a problem 
The reason i don't visit Stoke very often is a simple one
I can't stand stokkkkies
God man i hate them nearly as much as i hate the french, belgens, krauts, spanish, yanks, arabs, russkies, mackems, brummies, taffs, oirish, geordies, monkey hangers, tykes, derbyites, notts nuttas, scousers, manky lankies, london bums ermm did i miss anyone out?? 
<edit> oh yeah & the flatlanders (sorry Martin didn't want you feeling left out 
The only T.V. redhead I can think of is uuuurrrrrrrhhhhhh!
c'mon Trogg were you the weakest link?
saw the prog, same sort of thing up here, and where my Dad lives, guess its a national problem.
Baseball bats to all decent law-abiding folk. (and amnesty for all those who are driven to protect themselves and their property.)