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A new European Community directive specifies that everyone whose height is five feet or under must be moved into a ghetto and be kept apart from people of "normal" height.

Roy Pink (Mike Elles) is devastated by the new law because he is exactly five foot tall and had previously escaped "height discrimination". In fact, he had always been someone who despised "short" people.

Roy is sent off to a tower-block ghetto in South London. While there, he meets Fred (Dickie Arnold), leader of the Residents' Association and Howard (Christopher Ryan), leader of the Small Liberation Front. Through them, he learns how badly short people have been treated in the past.

There was a flood of complaints while the programme was being shown, largely because of the use of terms like 'midget' and 'dwarf'. Partly because of this, the programme was cancelled after the first series.

Series: 1
Episodes: 6
Transmitted: 1987
Channel: BBC1

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