Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming across England,
and asks if the situation is as dire as many scientists predict.
and climate change
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming
on wildlife across England. Plus photo
To save his family heritage, Spencer Compton, the 7th Marquess,
says he needs to sell the world's most stunning collection of Roman silver.
Not that long ago, the sad drunk was portrayed as the old man
on the park bench, his bottle of super strength cider carelessly wrapped in an
brown paper bag. But today's booze addict is just as likely to be a woman, possibly
in her 30s and even 20s.
There are dozens of products that claim to be able
to lighten your skin. Many are legal. But Inside Out has discovered that there
are some still on sale that contain a substance that's been banned here for six
When Trudy Lapinskis from
Cambridgeshire knocked her back on the edge of a table at work in 1994, she could
hardly imagine what trauma and distress lay ahead for her over the following 13
is a naturally occurring fungus that lives on wheat. Now there's a battle to stop
it getting into our food chain.
are 15 species of Crane in the world but only one has ever been native to Britain.
The Common Crane, also known as the European Crane, was once common in Britain,
especially in East Anglia.
have got to be the most hated creatures on the planet. But do they deserve their
Today Wells next to the Sea in Norfolk is a magnet
for holidaymakers and bird-watchers. But during the Second World War the waters
just off its coast were some of the most dangerous anywhere in the world.
In 2006 presenter David Whiteley and the Inside Out East team went
to The Gambia in West Africa. Inside Out returns to Bansang to show what a difference
has been made.
Series 10 (Autumn 2006)
poet, junk food and roadside verges
Martin Newell is known as Britain's
most published living poet - read an exclusive extract from his war poem. Plus
healthy eating at schools. And roadside verges.
World War mystery and timber framed houses
Inside Out East investigates
an amazing story from the Second World War. Plus timber framed houses - could
some of the advice you get when buying your dream cottage be a load of old wattle
Hatfield Forest and pawnbrokers
Health experts are calling the increase
in diabetes a secret epidemic. Plus Hatfield Forest is an important green lung
but is it dying? And we visit the modern pawnbrokers.
gambling, high flier and urban explorers
A look at one man's involvement
in online gambling. Plus the world of the urban explorer. And auto-gyro high flyer
sea wrecks, speed king and Flexibreak
The East Anglian coast is brilliant
for wreck diving - plus diving footage. Plus speed king Archie Scott Brown. And
we investigate holiday company Flexibreak.
circles, Lottery and mobile homes
They used to be one of the great unsolved
mysteries of our time - crop circles. Plus how the Lottery changed the lives of
two brothers. And the mobile home controversy.
cats, and holiday camps
Kim Wilde goes on a big cat hunt in Hertfordshire
and Bedfordshire to investigate if sightings are fact or fiction. Plus comedian
Roy Hudd looks back at the golden age of holiday camps.
lidos and record breaker
Heidi King has a severe stammer which means that
communication can sometimes be frustrating. Read her diary as she tries out a
revolutionary new treatment. Plus investigates the threat to the future of open-air
swimming pools. And Peter Dowdeswell who has 309 world records to his name.
9 (January-March 2006)
management, Rooks, and Salfron Walden Museum
Inside Out looks at debt
management companies. One of the biggest is Eurodebt Limited. The service isn't
cheap, but does it deliver? Plus could Rooks be the world's most intelligent bird?
And behind the scenes at the Saffron Walden Museum.
for the Holy Grail, Sunday trading, and mood music
A report on a book
that claims to solve one of life's great mysteries - the Holy Grail. Plus the
plans for extended Sunday trading hours. And John Levine, the composer who claims
his music can alter your brain waves for the better.
Victorian gadgets, and film maker Otto Kanturek
But just how safe is your
computer connection - the wifi connection. Meet Maurice Collins, an avid collector
of strange Victorian gadgets. Plus film maker Otto Walter Kanturek.
car dealers, New Age traveller, and tin tabernacles
Lay-bys are often
the preferred location of dodgy car dealers. And meet Simbar Rainmaker, a New
Age Traveller. Plus tin tabernacles, built by the Victorians to cope with swelling
hospital, and 4x4s
The Northamptonshire woman helping to provide vital
medial facilities in the Gambia. Plus the 4x4 controversy.
animal hoarding and endangered horns
Over the last couple of decades,
knitting's popularity has plummeted, but now it's making a comeback. Plus fears
some musical instruments could die out because so few people are taking them up.
And the phenomenon of animal hoarding.
teeth, Biggles, and Italian wine makers
The state of children's teeth
is deteriorating according to latest figures. Plus Biggles, the creation of W.E.
Johns. And the Italian immigrants making wine in Bedford.
radio, second hand satellites, and mobile homes
Inside Out looks back
at Radio Caroline which once operated off the Essex coast. Plus the growing market
for second hand satellites. And the mobile home controversy in Kings Lynn.
Get rich schemes, war dogs,
Inside Out East investigates a business scheme promising an attractive
income. Plus dogs in warfare, an idea pioneered by Edwin Richardson. And an investigation
into ME and chronic fatigue.
Series 8 (September-November 2005)
- Pig farming
East of England is one of UK's main areas of pig production. Inside Out investigates
what's really going on down on the pig farm in a special report.
Inside Out looks at the trauma faced by the families in East England with no news
about loved ones caught up in the South Asia earthquake.
women builders and lifeboats
The controversial debate surrounding Gypsies
in the South East. Plus the new builders - women bricklayers. And the tragic story
of a lifeboat that tried to save lives 125 years ago.
vandalism, the history of Papworth, and Dragonflies
Danger on the rail
tracks comes under scrutiny. Plus a report on the history of Papworth Hospital,
famed for its pioneering treatments. And wildlife comes under the spotlight.
Mobility buggies, hidden wildlife,
and car parks
With our ageing population, it's possible that in the future
there could be more mobility buggies than pedestrians on our pavements.
hidden wildlife in our cities. And the man with a passion for car parks.
Scooters, life after prison,
and Clifford Grey
Inside Out investigates the latest in boy racing -
scooters. We look back at classic songwriter Clifford Grey. Plus Tough Talk using
gospel music to combat crime.
and driving, railway heritage, and baby helmets
Essex Police estimate
that one in 20 people drive after taking drugs. Plus we travel the tracks 40 years
after Doctor Beeching's axe fell on countless railway lines. And a new baby helmet
Slimming, old mobiles,
Inside Out East investigates liposlim and slimming claims,
uncovers what happens to old mobile phones, and examines the power of Shamanism.
Grandparents' rights, North
Sea warming, and male beauty
Inside Out investigates grandparents fighting
for access to their grandchildren, nature's response to the North Sea warming
up, and the male beauty phenomena.
Series 7 (January-March 2005)
- Speeding teens
out how Essex Police are driving the road safety message home to recently-qualified
jam sandwich diet
- Since childhood, 15-year-old Craig Flatman has survived
on a diet consisting of little more than jam sandwiches.
- How can new technology help trainee teachers gain
confidence in class? Inside Out finds out.
upon a time in Victorian Britain, we all believed in fairies. But how did we lose
- For those with multiple chemical sensitivity,
'home sweet home', becomes a toxic hell.
- We meet a teenager who had ADHD to discover what life
is like after Ritalin.
- We find out if this get rich quick scheme is just too good to
end of the road for hare coursing
- The new Hunting Bill has united
poachers and coursers to challenge the hare coursing ban.
Milk - The Healthy Alternative?
- Buffalo milk is not only tasty, it
appears to be a healthy option too.
- With billions of pounds lost through false insurance claims,
companies are fighting back.
Series 6 (Sept-Nov 2004)
- At first glance Bedford's contribution to pop music may
not be too obvious, but step inside the Anchor pub and you'll be in the home of
one of the country's longest running pub pop quizzes.
- Welcome to the underground world of the car park peddlers
- a multi-million pound operation based on garage forecourts and service stations.
The world of the paranormal remains an intriguing mystery,
or indeed, a bit of nonsense, to most. But for some, communing with the spirit
world is all in a day's work.
- It's a hard life for the illegal immigrants who have come
to the UK to try and earn enough money to support their families back home in
China, but it's even harder when they face adversity every step of the way.
- The Norfolk
- It is well documented that with each generation, the nation
is growing steadily taller, but in 1800s Norfolk, there lived a man who would
be classed as exceptionally tall even by today's standards.
Natural vision correction
Nearly 75% of British adults wear glasses or contact lenses to correct vision.
But there are some who believe that perfect vision, like beauty, is in the eye
of the beholder. Inside Out takes a closer look alternative vision improvement.
- Getting started
- If Inside Out has whet your surfing appetite, and
you're itching to pull off a Point Break style pipeline, then read our
guide to get you up on your feet and riding a wave with the best of them.
- It's 10 years since the genocide in Rwanda in which nearly
one million Tutsis were killed. Ten-year-old Roger journeys back to his home country
for the first time to learn more about the genocide which took the life of his
a dog's life
- To most, they're man's best friend and a life long companion,
but for some disreputable traders, puppies are simply a commodity to be cheaply
and cruelly farmed and sold.
Series 5 (Jan-Feb 2004)
- Operation Harrier is the toughest crackdown on crime
Norfolk has ever seen. Find out how you may be able to recover your stolen possessions
- and avoid being the victim of crime.
- We all complain about the huge traffic jams following a
road accident. But if you think it’s tough for you, meet the crash detectives
- those who literally pick up the pieces.
- Inside Out follows a team of ghost hunters in the historic
village of Canewdon, Essex. Is the village pub haunted? And why are the ghost
hunters so passionate about following spirits?
- As the Government tries to encourage recycling by
charging for landfill and dumping, incidences of fly tipping are increasing. Inside
Out investigates fly tipping, and the cost of the big clean up.
collection's new home
- Inside Out has gained access to one of the countrys
most important film archives. The priceless footage it contains is so flammable,
that it could literally burst into flames at any time.
Series 4 (Sept-Oct
- The great
- In 1703, a catastrophic hurricane ripped across East Anglia.
It was the worst storm in British history and killed 8,000 people. But could global
warming make tomorrow's weather even more violent? Inside Out investigates.
different - Life with Asperger's
- Nita Jackson has Asperger's Syndrome,
a socially debilitating condition similar to autism. Nita tells her own story;
of how she feels and how she is trying to help people understand her.
and their Essex roots
- They are smashing sailing records around the
globe, have travelled more than 10 million miles and are one of the safest boats
afloat. But did you know that the mighty catamaran was created by two Essex brothers,
a couple of canoes and some bamboo?
Computers and Clive Sinclair
- If you are reading this article you are
probably a home computer owner, or are surfing the web when you should be working!
But as little as 35 years ago calculators - let alone computers - were the stuff
- Forget Glastonbury or Woodstock, in the summer of 1971,
anyone who was anyone was heading to Weeley - a small town outside Clacton - for
a music festival on an epic scale.
dogs - The fight against the mess
- Dogs - they may be man's best friend
but they are the shoe's worst enemy! Inside Out pays a visit to 'dog mess capital'
in Great Yarmouth to discover what's afoot!
- Beware of the knockers
- You may be aware of the pitfalls when it
comes to door to door selling, but what about door to door buying? Known in the
trade as knockers, they doorstep the vulnerable with their eyes firmly on those
Series 3 (Jun-Jul 2003)
- Credit card fraud is a huge problem and it's getting
worse. But it's not card theft that poses the greatest problem - it's card cloning.
- For over twenty years the story of the Rendlesham Forest
UFOs in Suffolk has gathered momentum. But the incident has never been properly
explained, until now
- For those of you brought up on The Wind in the Willows - it
may surprise you to learn that Ratty unlike his name suggests, was in fact a water
vole. And sadly in real life, the water vole is only just clinging to survival.
are we waiting - Hospital beds
- NHS waiting lists - the subject of
great lamenting and endless complaints. Think you could do a better job organising
hospital beds? Radio presenter Nick Lawrence does. Join Inside Out as we put him
to the test.
- It's fast, it's furious and it's been criticised as one of
the most dangerous sports in Britain. Now after 30 years Team chasing is making
- Protection from radiation
- A radioactive leak can have devastating
results but one small pill could protect you. Inside Out exclusively reveals how
for the first time these life saving tablets will be available to families living
close to the Sizewell nuclear power station.
Series 2 (Jan-Mar 2003)
- The illegal metal detectorists
- You need a keen eye and plenty of
patience to be a metal detectorist. For one man, his patience has certainly paid
off, but will others be pipped at the post by nighthawks?
- Inside Out journeys to Norfolk to find out why fancy fowl
are becoming such popular pets.
Anglia - A birder's paradise
- Inside Out meets the two people who have
sold up and moved and all in the name of birds. Birder or twitcher, if your passion
is of the feathered variety then Norfolk is the place for you.
writers may see themselves as artists, but there are many residents in Northampton
who would disagree. With £55,000 a year spent on cleaning it up, Inside Out investigates
the problem of graffiti.
loss of village pubs
- Local pubs are falling foul of the property boom
as publicans sell on and cash in. Is this the end for a trip to the local?
- Think less MacDonalds and more Old MacDonalds farm, as Inside
Out go back to basics.Transporting food is bad for the environment, so what is
- Nina Hobson swaps her role as Inside Out reporter, to share
with us her frightening and very moving experience of ovarian cancer.
- Inside Out investigates the stark reality of underage drinking
and discovers that in some cases, alcohol causes more problems amongst teenagers
than any illegal drug.
- Tom and Billy Saunders are widely known on the boxing
scene. What is less well known is that both boys are from a long line of bare
Series 1 (Sept-Nov 2002)
- Buses are often the butt of jokes but manoeuvring a 35 foot
bus full of impatient passengers in Lutons rush hour is definitely no joke,
as Inside Out finds out.
- Imagine giving birth to a child whose face you will
never see. This is the ordeal that Bernadette Reddington has faced not with one,
but two of her children.
- Often referred to as 'rats with wings', feral pigeons have become
just as much of a problem in towns and cities as their furry, four-legged counterparts.
- Polio was the killer disease that struck fear into
a whole generation in the 1950s. Now it's back in the form of Post-Polio Syndrome.
- After it was announced that over 2 billlion text messages
were sent in 2002 Inside Out asks "are we addicted to our phones?".
- One in three marriages may end in divorce - but
hen and stag parties are a wedding market that’s booming! Inside Out looks at
this new breed of hen celebrations, the traditions and reasons for the change.
- The trendiest game in town
- Bingo used to be the preserve of the
blue rinse brigade. Now it's the most popular group leisure activity in the country
- and it's people in their 30s who are flocking to it.
inside a women's prison
- Prisons are facing overcrowding. The population
of women's prisons has been increasing dramatically. Sally Chidzoy was given unprecedented
access to Highpoint Prison in Suffolk.
secret world of trotting
- Every week in the East, illegal horse races
take place on open roads. They attract hundreds of travellers who come to watch.
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