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TODAY, 9.35PM, SBS1

If you were fascinated by Kevin McCloud's Slumming It of 2010, a documentary on the heroism and community spirit among the world's poorest people in India, you will also be captivated by this one. Last week, in Kolkata, we met young men making a meagre living in the gold-crafting district by sweeping the streets for gold dust and, using dangerous chemicals, creating tiny nuggets to sell. In Mumbai, it was a family growing fenugreek on the shores. Tonight, we meet rag pickers, bottle recyclers and those hunting for scrap steel and someone who makes his living from rendering beef fat for tallow. Again, if you ignore the narration, it's far more uplifting than it might sound.