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2 Jan. 2019
The Truth About Vegans
Morland Sanders investigates the increasing popularity of veganism. It's better for your health, the environment and animals but why do some activists resort to extreme tactics to promote it?
4 Feb. 2019
Skipping School: Britain's Invisible Kids
A report on the increasing number of children being educated at home in the UK, investigating the reasons behind this dramatic rise and the impact it is having on young people.
11 Feb. 2019
HS2: The Great Train Robbery
Liam Halligan reports on the multi-billion-pound high-speed rail line. With costs soaring should it be scrapped and the money spent on improving local rail networks instead.
18 Feb. 2019
Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail?
An examination of the London Fire Brigade's response to the Grenfell Tower fire in light of new evidence from the public inquiry and interviews with firefighters and survivors.
26 Feb. 2019
Safe at Last: Inside a Women's Refuge
In a television first, cameras are allowed inside a women's refuge to follow the stories of women who are fleeing from violent partners, and who have agreed to be identified.
4 Mar. 2019
Britain's Knife Crime Crisis: Young, Armed and Dangerous
Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe examines why there has been a rise in knife crime and asks what Britain needs to do to get the problem under control.
11 Mar. 2019
The Brexit Millionaires
Antony Barnett investigates those who have profited from the uncertainty since the UK's referendum on membership of the EU, including politicians, consultancy firms and those who 'shorted' against Britain.
18 Mar. 2019
The Great Formula Milk Scandal
New mum Kate Quilton investigates if formula milk is being fairly priced and if claims made for its benefits are unbiased and scientifically proven.
25 Mar. 2019
New Landlords from Hell
A year-long investigation by Datshiane Navanayagam reveals the shocking conditions endured by tenants of one of the UK's largest housing associations, Sanctuary Housing, and the effect on vulnerable people's health.
1 Apr. 2019
Britain's Hidden War
With BAE Systems keeping Saudi jets in the air and British military officers working in the Saudi Air Operations Centre, Sue Turton investigates the extent to which the war in Yemen is made in Britian.
8 Apr. 2019
When the Immigrants Leave
Ahead of Brexit, reporter Seyi Rhodes explores how a lack of migrant workers from the European Union could affect agriculture, social care and health-care in Britain.
27 May 2019
Jeremy Kyle: TV on Trial
In the wake of the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005) following the death of a guest who appeared on the programme, Morland Sanders investigates what lies behind the headlines, what went wrong and who might be to blame.
3 Jun. 2019
The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken
With chemically-washed chicken being pushed as part of a post-Brexit Anglo-American trade deal this undercover report goes inside an American poultry processing plant to investigate the practice.
10 Jun. 2019
Britain's Toxic Air Scandal
1 in 3 children in the UK is growing up inhaling unsafe levels of air pollution. Reporter Morland Sanders reveals it's not just exhausts producing dangerous emissions with toxins coming off every vehicle - even electric ones.
17 Jun. 2019
How Safe Are Your Medicines?
In 2014 millions of pounds worth of medicines were stolen from Italian hospitals then sold by bogus drugs wholesalers - some of which ended up in the NHS supply chain. Antony Barnett investigates.
24 Jun. 2019
Britain's Breast Implant Scandal
Abbie Eastwood investigates whether breast implants are making women ill, or worse still causing cancer.
1 Jul. 2019
Officer Down - Police Under Attack
Former police officer Dan Neal investigates the worrying rise in the number of assaults on police officers as they go about their job.
8 Jul. 2019
Battle for the Tory Party
As members of the Conservative Party choose our next Prime Minister, Gary Gibbon examines who really holds the reins of power.
15 Jul. 2019
Britain's New Build Scandal
Liam Halligan investigates claims of shoddy standards, poor customer care and excessive profits at Britain's second biggest - and most profitable - house-builder, Persimmon.
22 Jul. 2019
£2 Million Passport - Welcome to Britain
Dispatches investigates the 'golden visa' scheme, which offers British residency to wealthy foreign nationals who are willing to invest two million pounds in the UK.
29 Jul. 2019
Young, British and Depressed
"We're promoting the idea that it's ok to have a mental health problem - but it's made us afraid of our emotions." Dispatches investigates claims that de-stigmatisation campaigns are having unintended negative consequences, leading some to wrongly believe they have problems with their mental health.
8 Sep. 2019
Sex, Drugs and Murder
A special investigation into the epidemic use of the drug GHB in the gay community, where users are vulnerable to overdosing and sexual abuse.
21 Oct. 2019
The Prince & the Paedophile
Cathy Newman investigates the friendship between Prince Andrew and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein amid accusations that the Prince slept with a 17-year-old girl supplied by Epstein.
28 Oct. 2019
Trump's Plan for the NHS
How Trump's proposed trade agreement with post-Brexit Britain could cost the NHS billions.
18 Nov. 2019
Born Homeless
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