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Season 30

1 Feb. 2016
Where's My Missing Mail?
Morland Sanders presents an undercover report into parcel delivery companies where missing items, broken gifts and late deliveries are all becoming a growing problem.
8 Feb. 2016
How the Rich Avoid Tax
Actor Greg Wise secretly records his meetings with tax planners, who reveal to him a range of legal tax avoidance schemes that are available to the rich and famous.
15 Feb. 2016
999 - Where's My Ambulance?
Demand for ambulance services are at an all-time high and many trusts are struggling to meet response time targets. Morland Sanders investigates why there is such a demand and what can be done to meet it.
22 Feb. 2016
Dirty Secrets - What's Really in Our Air?
People are breathing in more harmful pollutants than official figures suggest. Morland Sanders uses high-tech monitoring equipment to identify hidden pollution hot-spots and talks to experts about the effect this is having.
7 Mar. 2016
Council House Millionaires
The Government plans to extend the right-to-buy scheme to housing association tenants, Antony Barnett looks at who will be the winners and losers. Includes undercover filming at one of the property companies hoping to benefit.
14 Mar. 2016
Housing Benefit Millionaires
Antony Barnett reports on the rogue private landlords who are exploiting the housing benefit system by renting out sub-standard accommodation to tenants in receipt of the benefit, often putting lives at risk.
21 Mar. 2016
Secrets of Cadbury
6 years ago British confectioner Cadbury was taken over by the U.S. food giant Kraft in one of the most talked about takeovers of recent years. Harry Wallop reports on the controversies that have plagued the company since then.
4 Apr. 2016
Britain's Pensioner Care Scandal
Dispatches goes undercover to examine the level of care that some of Britain's most vulnerable pensioners receive from a home care industry under pressure from rising costs and cuts to budgets.
11 Apr. 2016
The Great Benefits Row
Former Paralympian Ade Adepitan reports on the row over welfare cuts that has rocked the Government and prompted Iain Duncan Smith to resign as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
18 Apr. 2016
Isis and the Missing Treasures
Simon Cox investigates the UK trade in antiquities that have been looted from areas under the control of ISIS, examining this lucrative business and testing the laws designed to regulate it.
25 Apr. 2016
The Truth About Cheap Flights
Harry Wallop presents an undercover report revealing the secrets of one of the major players in the travel industry. Dispatches asks if really low fares are all that they seem and the best deal for passengers.
26 May 2016
Undercover: Inside Britain's Children's Services
Dispatches goes undercover inside Birmingham City Council's Children's Services Department, Britain's largest, which was described in 2013 by Ofsted's Chief Inspector as a national disgrace.
4 Jul. 2016
Are You Owed a Pay Rise?
Morland Sanders investigates the new National Living Wage. Despite only being introduced in April 2016 it has already caused controversy amid reports that employers are cutting other staff benefits.
11 Jul. 2016
Racist Britain
Seyi Rhodes investigates the alarming rise in the number of hate crimes being reported in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, containing shocking footage of abuse and attacks.
18 Jul. 2016
Is Your Pension Safe?
Reporter Shaunagh Connaire investigates the increasing pressures on the UK pension industry post-Brexit and asks if more companies will find themselves struggling to meet their pension commitments.
25 Jul. 2016
How School Bosses Spend Your Millions
Antony Barnett investigates the Government push to massively expand the academy school system, discovering the large salaries and extremely generous expenses and perks some staff receive.
1 Aug. 2016
How Safe Is Your Car?
Morland Sanders investigates whether manufacturers and testers can be trusted over car safety and examines if more could be done to protect drivers and passengers.
8 Aug. 2016
Brexit: Who'll Do Your Job Now?
Morland Sanders asks who will take Britain's low-skilled jobs - picking food, cleaning toilets and packing parcels if EU workers are no longer plentiful and looks into reports of a shadowy North Korean workforce in Europe.
15 Aug. 2016
The Great Housing Scandal
Harry Wallop investigates the housing shortage in Britain and in particular the Government sell-off of state-owned land to build housing on. He discovers that the land was undersold and few houses built on it.
19 Sep. 2016
The Battle for the Labour Party
Antony Barnett investigates the current state of the Labour Party in the run-up to the result of the leadership contest. He also investigates Momentum and those seeking to influence the party.
5 Oct. 2016
Undercover: Britain's Abortion Extremists
Dispatches investigates the anti-abortion movement in the UK
10 Oct. 2016
Britain's Wealth Gap
The increasing wealth gap between the young and the old has become one of the defining features of our times. Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator magazine, reveals the extent of the gap and its causes.
17 Oct. 2016
Living with Nightmare Neighbours
The Government promised to fix so-called "Neighbours From Hell" with it's new Troubled Families Programme. Morland Sanders investigates if the scheme has really worked, meeting families that say it has had little impact.
24 Oct. 2016
Addicted to Spending
From online shopping to contactless payment, it has never been easier to spend money. Reporter Morland Sanders meets those struggling to control their spending habits and the companies profiting from those debts.
31 Oct. 2016
The Secret Plan to Save Fat Britain
British men are the fattest in Europe, British women the second fattest and our children are getting fatter, younger. Antony Barnett investigates why the Government's plans to tackle childhood obesity seem to have been watered down.
7 Nov. 2016
Britain's Homebuilding Scandal
A shortage of housing in Britain has left many struggling to get onto the property ladder. Councils have granted planning permission to big building companies, so why are so few new houses being built? Dispatches investigates.

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