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Series 11 (January-March 2007)

Climate change
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming across England, and asks if the situation is as dire as many scientists predict.

Nature and climate change
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming on wildlife across England. Plus photo gallery

Car clocking
Inside Out exposes the rogue traders who use the internet to sell second hand cars with curiously low mileage.

Teachers and stress
Inside Out tells the moving and emotional story of a Nottingham man whose life was destroyed by the job he loved.

Sherwood Forest Oil
Forget bouncing bombs, the Enigma machine and radar - Sherwood Forest oil was the best kept wartime secret.

Football retirement
The average career of a footballer is just eight years. Inside Out investigates what happens after the game's over for top players.

Bert Harris
In the 1890s the new sport of cycling was big news, and in England the top performer was a young man called Bert Harris - the David Beckham of his day.

Nottingham Playhouse
In 1963 a new theatre opened in Nottingham. Inside Out asked Kenneth Alan Taylor to investigate whether the Playhouse has lived up to its promises.

Tagging fears
Inside Out went undercover at the Nottingham office of the private security firm which is responsible for electronically tagging and monitoring more than 1,000 people across the East Midlands.

Identity theft
Identity theft is Britain's fastest growing crime. We investigate cases in the East Midlands.

Forced marriages
Inside Out hears from these often hidden victims of forced marriage and honour based crimes.

Series 10 (Autumn 2006)

Eastern European immigration special
There's a new topic on the lips of everyone in Wellingborough - immigration.

Ballroom dancing, and online gambling
Inside Out takes dance classes in Sutton in Ashfield. Plus Mesothelioma has been called the hidden epidemic. And online gambling.

Kidney sales, Iraq and mod culture
Inside Out examines the illegal market in kidney sales. Plus Iraq remembered. And Mod culture.

Pet cures, Dovedale and Jamaican trip
How much would you spend to save your dog's life? Scientists in Nottingham are leading the way in treating cancer in dogs. Plus Dovedale and conservation. Plus the Nottingham pensioner who has returned to his homeland for the first time in almost 60 years.

Corners shops, RAF training and brass bands
What is the future of the traditional corner shop? Inside Out visits RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. Plus brass band competitions.

Fertility, gnomes and Chatsworth
Meet the woman with 13 children who is having fertility treatment. Plus Ray Gosling takes us on a magical mystery tour of gnomes. And we visit Chatsworth, one of England's grandest private homes.

Bouncers, super car
Inside Out East Midlands investigates how the club scene and door supervision has changed since then. And the Midlands based company which has just broken the land speed record for a diesel powered car.

Jackpot winners
Inside Out investigates two very different stories of what it's like to win the Lottery jackpot. Plus a special feature on Ted Moult.

Male beauty, retirement village, and limousine safety
Male beauty is a growing market - take our test to how you're shaping up. Plus the new style retirement village in Clifton in Nottingham. And an investigation into limousine operators.

Worst jobs, Mr Loophole and Ministry of Common Sense
We investigate the work no-one wants to do. Plus Mr Loophole, the lawyer who's now almost as famous as his celebrity clients. And the two women from Leicestershire who claim that losing a fortune was the best thing that ever happened to them.

Series 9 (January-March 2006)

Australia Special
Inside Out follows the story of the children who were deported to Australia in the 1940's, '50s and '60s. Plus local hero, Matthew Flinders, is finally celebrated for his exploration of Australia.

Kedleston Hall, cat shows, and 4x4s
Inside Out enters the sometimes dramatic world of the cat show in an attempt to find the real glamour pusses. Plus 4x4s in the countryside. And behind the scenes of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

Blind balloonist, lorry drivers, and DNA dads
Inside Out follows a blind man as he tries to get a pilot's licence for ballooning. We follow a lorry driver, Nick Howarth from Swanwick, for a long week travelling the country. Plus DNA dads.

Crumbling churches, farmers, and prison pen pals
Our churches are among the worst funded in Europe, so who is keeping them safe while also saving them from ruin? Plus farming in the Peak District. And prison pen pals.

Romany lifestyles, abandoned babies, and Gambian hospital
Inside Out meets the business executive who jacked in her career to become a Romany. Plus abandoned babies - how do you cope with it when you're old enough to understand? And the East Midlands woman who is helping an African hospital.

Hedge wars, statues, and murder mystery
Inside Out investigates hedge wars in Lincolnshire. Plus we sent veteran broadcaster Ray Gosling to go inside and out of the shady world of statues. We also report on a notorious murder mystery.

Architectural blunders, earthquake victims, and graveyard vandalism
A look at architectural blots on the East Midlands landscape. Plus the fundraisers helping victims of an earthquake others around the world have forgotten. And a mother who decided to have her son's remains exhumed after his grave was targeted by vandals.

Rubbish disposal, jockeys, and hoax callers
Is the East Midlands becoming the rubbish capital of Britain? Plus the lengths jockeys go to keep the weight off. And the hoax callers who put people at risk because of their own addiction.

Dying abroad, coastal couple, and living life to the full
Inside Out investigates what happens when a loved one dies abroad. We meet the Derby couple with a passion for the coast. And the soap star and the cancer sufferer, and looks at how they both push life to the full.

Series 8 (September-November 2005)

Railway trespass, ballet injuries and carjacking
Inside Out investigates railway trespass, ballet injuries, and the rise in carjacking.

Cowboy builders, Uganda revisited and women bikers
Despite all the bad press they get, cowboy builders continue to rip off homeowners. Plus a generation of East Midlanders curious to find out more about their Ugandan roots.

Pakistan Earthquake
We look at the trauma faced by the East Midlands families with no news about loved ones caught up in the South Asia earthquake.

East Midlands Airport, and brownfield developments
Inside Out looks at the history of Nottingham East Midlands Airport. Plus new brownfield developments in the former mining town of Ollerton.

Alternative homes, transport cafes and Pagans
More and more people in the East Midlands are cashing in and opting for alternatives homes. Plus growing interest in Pagans. And the decline of the British transport cafe.

Grandparents' rights, opera, and alternative funerals
Family splits can cause huge anguish for grandparents. Plus the coalminer's daughter with her sights on an opera career. And the trend towards alternative funerals.

Migrant workers, Malcolm X and Vietnam aid
Inside Out investigates the growing number of migrant workers in the East Midlands. Plus Malcolm X's links with the Midlands. And the local doctor helping Vietnamese victims of the war.

Rollercoasters, one woman show
Inside Out investigates the ups and downs for those addicted to roller coasters. Also the story of the worker from Leicester who swapped the factory floor for the Edinburgh Festival.

Historic houses, bus travel, and tigers
Inside Out investigates property developers who tear down historic houses, the changing face of bus travel, and the accountant who swapped his steady job to photograph endangered tigers.

Series 7 (Jan-March 2005)

Puppy fat
Inside Out investigates why we've got some of the unhealthiest pets in Europe.
African adventure
Inside Out follows school children from Lincoln as they embark on a moving African journey and meet pupils affected by Aids.
Curry chefs
Going for a curry is a British tradition, but is a shortage of curry chefs jeopardising our favourite cuisine?
Two Town Mad
Acclaimed film maker Ray Gosling revisits the East Midlands 30 years after he made his first documentary film in the area.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to exchange your lifestyle and become a monk?
Gun Crime
Teenagers in inner city Nottingham are losing their lives due to gun crime.
Dialect and accents
Despite the fading of old traditions and huge shifts in how we communicate globally, it appears that dialect and accents are still going strong in the East Midlands.
Close encounters of the meteoric kind
Inside Out visits the village of Barwell, landing spot of the Christmas meteorite - the biggest meteorite to hit Britain.

Series 6 (Sept-Nov 2004)

The forgotten underground war
They called it the “Great War”, but for a detachment of East Midlands miners, who died in the trenches, their horrific legacy lives on. Ninety years on residents of a small Belgian town are being forced to revisit their history.
Castle living
Have you ever dreamt of giving up the rat race and retreating into the countryside for a more leisurely life? Well, meet the family who have given up the city life - for a castle in the Scottish Highlands.
Safari dentist
Whilst many Brits run a mile when it's time for a check-up, in Africa people are journeying up to 60 miles on foot to receive precious dental treatment. Inside Out joins dental surgeon Ray Damazo on his dental safari.
Peak parking charges
Congestion charging seems to be the way forward, and now urban areas like Nottingham and one part of the Peak District are to enforce a pay-as-you-drive charge. But is it such a good idea?
Engelbert Humperdinck
He's released a total of 256 CDs, LPs, videos and DVDs since the sixties. He divides his time between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and, not surprisingly, Leicestershire.
Escaping a forced marriage
The tradition of forced marriages is becoming a growing threat for many British women of South Asian origin. Inside Out follow a Derby woman who escaped a forced marriage as she travels to India for the first time.
Grand designs toppled
They stood firm throughout the ages, home to generations, but in the last century many mansions across the region have been brought to the ground - not by war, or storms - but by bulldozer.
Plots of potential
A new breed of property developer has emerged, snapping up huge swathes of farmland, dividing it up and selling it on. Is this scheme a canny investment, or a big con?
Lincolnshire peace community
What links the lead singer of Blur, an Oscar winning actor and a man who led 10,000 resistance fighters in the World War II? Inside Out pays a visit to the village of Holton to find out.

Series 5 (Jan-Feb 2004)

Facelift holidays
Inside Out takes a look at the world of cosmetic surgery and the cut-price 'facelift holidays' offering hope to those wanting to change their looks.
The miners' strike revisited
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Miners' Strike, the longest industrial dispute of the 20th Century. Inside Out looks at what happened to the miners who lost their jobs.
Young film makers
The East Midlands is becoming a hotbed for young film making talent. Inside Out watches the stars of the future in action as the cameras roll on location.
Student cities
The growth of university students has brought problems for some East Midlands cities. Inside Out investigates whether gown and town can coexist successfully.
Extreme weather
Inside Out celebrates 50 years of TV weather forecasting with the weathermen who turned the science of meteorology into an art.

Series 4 (Sept-Oct 2003)

The would-be Queens of the Midlands
Two women from the East Midlands both claimed the Crown of England in the 16th Century. Most people have heard of Lady Jane Grey, but what of the obscure Arbella? Inside Out investigated.
Hunting the big cats
Inside Out goes in search of the wild Big Cats which some claim are on the prowl in the East Midlands. Recently a panther like creature was spotted at Gunthorpe, in Nottinghamshire.
Speed cameras
Speed cameras are designed to save lives but for some drivers they're infuriating and unnecessary. So how do we balance acceptable speed limits and safety needs?
Hollinwell incident
The Hollinwell incident is one of the biggest ever unexplained mysteries in the Midlands. But was it a case of mass hysteria or something more sinister?
Garden Treasures
What treasures lie at the bottom of your garden? Join Inside Out as we make some incredible discoveries, unearthing the hidden gardens of the past.
Thoroughbreds at Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey's place in racing history is not well known. It stumbled into the history of the sport of kings.
Sunken villages
The man-made reservoirs of the Midlands have led to the destruction of local communities. Inside Out investigated.

Series 3 (Jun-Jul 2003)

Highwaymen of the Peak
Inside Out goes time travelling and uncovers how there were rich pickings in the East Midlands for highwaymen during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Richard III and Bosworth Field
King Richard III is often depicted as a ruthless tyrant, but new evidence suggests he's been much maligned. Inside Out takes a trip back in time to Bosworth to uncover the 'real Richard'.
Auf wiedersehen pet
What do animal lovers do when they lose a beloved pet. Inside Out investigates ways of coping with the pain of pet bereavement.
Twenty/20 cricket
Join Inside Out as we take a look at the future of County Cricket. Audiences are shrinking so is 'Twenty/20' cricket the answer?
Motor Neurone Disease
Cathy Burgess was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease two years ago. She died earlier this month, tragically young.
In this climate of cheap package holidays and even cheaper flights, the traditional British seaside resort is finding it difficult to compete. But for some holiday makers, Skegness is the one and only summer destination.

Series 2 (Jan-Mar 2003)

Property Boom
House prices in the East Midlands are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. We pin point the hot spots, and ask why they're top of the property pops.
Country Houses
Fancy owning a big house and having your own country seat? Take a look at the new breed of country house owners and their new homes.
Monkey Business
Molly Badham is a surrogate mum - with a difference. For over 40 years Molly has played mother to baby chimps in Twycross Zoo.
Wartime factory disaster
It was one of Britain's worst wartime disasters - an explosion at a Nottingham ammunition factory. Inside Out investigates the hidden story of the Chilwell blast tragedy.
Footballers wives
You've seen the TV show, and you've read about the glamorous lifestyle and showbiz parties in the tabloids. Inside Out goes inside the lives of the real footballers' wives.
D-Day revisited
Revisit a moment in history with veteran and film star Richard Todd who relives the D-day landings. We take you back to the Normandy landings in 1944.
On yer bike
What was your first bike? Bet that it was a Raleigh. We celebrate the end of an era as bike production ceases in Nottingham. Get on your bike with Inside Out.
What lies beneath
Grab your hard hat and journey deep underground. Inside Out delves into the world of underground man-made structures to find out what really lies beneath your feet.
Haunted Derby
With over 1,000 paranormal sightings and spooky goings on, Derby certainly deserves its title 'ghost capital of the UK'.

Series 1 (Sept-Nov 2002)

Life swaps
Meet two brave souls who reached a cross roads in their career and changed their lives dramatically.
Eco-Wars in the East Midlands
Behind the neat gardens and net curtains, Stanton Lees harbours a quiet revolution. In an unlikely alliance, ‘eco-warriors’ and frustrated residents are uniting to fight the same battle.
Bright lights, big city
Nottingham is experiencing its biggest property boom in 25 years. But is city centre living all that the glossy brochures would have us believe?
Prader Willi Syndrome
Imagine eating a meal, but never feeling satisfied. This is how it feels to sufferers of the genetic condition Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS), where in extreme cases, the sufferer can quite literally eat themselves to death.
Mobility not disability
Britain is supposedly the most wheelchair friendly country in Europe. Retired school teacher Peter Burgess puts this statement to the test. He takes Inside Out along for the ride.
The last of the railway keepers
He lives on a remote country lane. His only work colleague is a parrot. He possibly has the most isolated job in the East Midlands. He is the last railway keeper.
East Midlands Air Ambulance faces its own emergency
The East Midlands Air Ambulance is funded by charitable donations. When a typical air ambulance costs up to £1.2 million to run each year, that's a lot of donations.
The East Midlands becomes a celluloid star
Lights, camera, action! The East Midlands is becoming a mecca of movie making. From Middlemarch to Mansfield Park, film makers are putting the spotlight on the area's many locations.
Youth football fever
According to the Football Association in England over four million children play in youth leagues. Apparently, more people watch their young would-be Beckhams playing football at weekends than the professional game.
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