11 (January-March 2007)
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
We asked some of the North West's best known celebrities about their
perfect day out.
We asked you for your perfect days out and we were inundated
with suggestions from hiking on Cumbria's fells to a pub lunch in the Lancashire
Four thousand vehicles have been crushed, pulverised, squashed, pressed
and cubed by police on Merseyside... and more are to follow. It's all part of
Operation Tango - a clampdown on uninsured drivers.
Bank and Patrick Moore web chat
Inside Out celebrates 50 years of listening
to outer space with the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Weird weather is an increasingly familiar and worrying trend as
climate change kicks in. The North West of England is no exception to the wiles
of the weather.
The debate has raged for years - which is England's Second
City, Birmingham or Manchester? Read the opinion poll results.
is on the increase according to every motoring organisation. Plus online advice
Like Aberfan, Freckleton in Lancashire should be a name on
the lips of the nation. The village's wartime tragedy is one of the best kept
secrets of the Second World War.
- Rochdale rocks!
Inside Out reveals how Rochdale's Tractor became a cult
band in the 1970s thanks to a demo tape sent to legendary Radio One disc jockey
John Peel. Plus web
chat with Tractor.
The Lake District is the star of a new Hollywood movie starring
Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Plus photo
How communities are coming together to tackle global warming
in the North West.
Series 10 (Autumn 2006)
European Immigration special
Inside Out tells the story of eastern Europeans
who have settled in Blackpool, the Lancashire town.
casinos, Arts and Crafts Movement, and Titanic treasures
to transform itself into the British Vegas. Plus the Lake District's Arts and
Crafts trail. And we investigate how relics plundered from the Titanic are up
for sale on the black market.
Inside Out conducts a special investigation into the dangers
posed by bogus taxi drivers.
boating, Spanish Civil War and bereavement
Imagine a time before trains
and motor vehicles when horse power meant literally just that. Plus we meet the
veterans who fought in the Spanish Civil War. And bereavement counselling.
ghost train and dog dirt
Inside Out looks at the story of one man's battle
an addiction to gambling. Plus ghost train. And the debate over dog poo.
web chat and Lancashire produce
Inside Out gives top Lancashire chef Nigel
Haworth a challenge. We asked him to create a three course meal solely with local
ingredients. Plus food web chat.
Out meets a Viking re-enactment group from the Wirral who are determined to dispel
the myths of their Norse ancestors. Plus Viking web diary.
In the 1920's Southport was the most important place in Britain for
motor racing. Plus historic cars gallery.
'Cash in the Attic' antiques expert Paul Hayes visited a Cheshire
property developer who has amassed an amazing collection of antiques and collectibles
in his mansion near Nantwich. Plus web chat on antiques.
Liam Spencer is one of the rising stars of the British contemporary
arts scene, renowned for his vivid portrayals of the urban landscape around Manchester.
Plus interview with Spencer.
Series 9 (January-March 2006)
ice skating, arson, and Brian Jacques
Blackpool has the oldest purpose
built ice arena in the world. Plus we investigate arson attacks in the North West.
And Liverpool author Brian Jacques is a star around the world.
Ten years after the IRA bombed Manchester, Inside
Out's Andy Johnson investigates why nobody has ever been brought to trial and
looks at the effect the attack had on the regeneration of the city centre.
McGovern, young carers, and female farmers
We go behind the scenes of
Jimmy McGovern's new drama The Street. Plus the lives of young carers in the North
West. And an insight into the world of two sisters who farm high in the Peak.
aftermath, declining pubs, and con man crime
Inside Out presents a special
investigation into the aftermath of the Tsunami. Plus new live for declining pubs.
And the con man, "The Watchman" who targeted the elderly in the North
Cosgrove Studios, and heritage photographs
The dangers for music fans
as concert tickets are offered on-line which don't exist. We go behind the scenes
at Manchester's Cosgrove Hall which celebrates 30 years of animation. And a treasure
trove of previously lost photographs.
How a 14-year-old boy from Manchester became the youngest ever
army officer, and led his troops over the top on the fateful first day of the
Battle of the Somme.
Bill, cosmetic surgery, and Rivington's gardens
Buffalo Bill brought his
Wild West Show to Manchester in 1888. Plus what happens when cosmetic surgery
goes wrong. And one of the hidden gems of the North West - Rivington.
art adventure, genealogy, and missing man
A group of carpentry students
from Manchester build a replica of an ancient Egyptian ship in the Sahara. The
surge in interest in genealogy. Plus Steven Cook - missing North West man in Crete.
stunt school, and Lancaster bomber
We return to Thailand a year after
the Tsunami. We visit Britain's first stunt school. Plus the Lancaster Bomber,
and those who helped build this iconic plane.
Series 8 (Sept-Nov 2005)
driver, Bluebird, and drama
A blind speed driver, Donald Campbell's Bluebird,
and a new drama set in Manchester during the 1970s.
House, knives, and allotments
At the height of the Industrial Revolution,
Lancashire was teeming with cotton mills - Clarion House provided a respite for
its workers. Plus the increase in knife crime. And the craze for allotments
Andy Johnson reports on the impact of the Pakistan earthquake
in the North West of England.
fashion, and nuclear bunker
Inside Out meets one man who's taking helping
the homeless one step further - by putting roofs over their heads. Plus fashion
design in the North West. And nuclear bunkers in the Cold War.
development, skateboarding, and Roman treasure
The North West has more
so-called brownfield development than anywhere else in the country outside of
London. Plus the region's skateboarding star. And on the trail of Roman treasure.
evacuees, the Bootleg Beatles and bird flu
Inside Out goes on tour with
the granddaddy of all tribute bands, The Bootleg Beatles. Plus Liverpool's evacuees
reunited. And how prepared are we for an outbreak of bird flu in the North West?
7 (Jan-March 2005)
- Inside Out meets Eugene Dadi, the Tranmere Rovers striker
who has launched a range of designer fashion.
fortunes of the Petulengros
- The Petulengro Gypsies are still predicting
the future for hundreds of holidaymakers.
heritage under threat
- With Ringo Starr's birthplace under threat of
demolition, is Liverpool's heritage being wrongly sacrificed?
- In 1939 the Royal Navy suffered its worst ever
submarine disaster just 40 miles from where it was built in Birkenhead.
- With food and chemical allergies, entering a
classroom can be a matter of life or death for Chloe.
becoming a victim
- Inside Out enlists discovers if body language can
prevent you falling prey to muggers.
- In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami disaster, Inside Out
meets one man who spent his savings to go overseas to try and help those worst-hit
by the crisis.
language of laughter
- What do George Formby, Les Dawson, and Peter
Kay all have in common? Aside from being among some of the nation's top comedians,
they all have North West accents. Coincidence? Or is the North West accent naturally
on the tracks
- Inside Out gains exclusive access to join rail cops
to discover how the British Transport Police are targeting crime along North West
Series 6 (Sept-Nov 2004)
- Industrial fireworks are meant to be used to wow the
public during professional displays, run by professional handlers. But on Merseyside,
criminal gangs have been turning them into bombs, with devastating results.
face of Britain
- For most British women, reaching 60 means it's time
to enjoy life. It's a milestone to be celebrated, when all women are entitled
to claim their old age pension and forget about the worries of work. That is,
all women except Donna, because she is a someone with a secret past.
- Imagine you are one of the world's top opera singers.
You have riches and fame beyond your belief - all thanks to your voice. Now imagine
you wake up one day and that voice is gone. That's what happened to Salford's
singing sensation Russell Watson.
- Alcohol related disruptive behaviour is commonplace in
many cities across the UK, but as Inside Out reveals, one North West town thinks
it has the answer. We follow one of their 'peacemakers', as they set out to make
the streets safer for us all.
- Flowing out of Windermere, the Leven is one of the most
idyllic rivers in England. Running through the spectacular Lakeland scenery it
is a water-lovers dream, but as Inside Out North West discovers, looks can be
on the water
- Fancy a bit of city living? It's what every upwardly
mobile person is hunting in 2004, but with city centre property prices going through
the roof what is the answer? Inside Out North West does a bit of lateral thinking
and comes up with a new type of "liquid asset" for city slickers.
- If your dreams of becoming rich are fuelled by that chance of
hitting the lottery jackpot, or choosing the right number on the roulette wheel,
it seems you may be backing the wrong horse.
- Turn the clock back 64 years and imagine yourself in the
middle of the North Atlantic. Now imagine you are a passenger on a ship that has
been hit by a torpedo and is sinking, fast. This was reality for Beth Williams,
who is about to meet the man who tried to kill her.
the Liverpool lens
- His photographs have remained hidden treasures
to most enthusiasts, but that is all about to change as The National Trust gets
set to open Edward Chambre Hardman's former house to the public for the first
Series 5 (Jan-Feb 2004)
- A dangerous new trend
- Inside Out reveals that image-conscious males
in the North West are turning to drugs in the hope of perfect bodies. They’re
using anabolic steroids - and it’s for looks rather than sporting performance.
has returned to Manchester - for good. The flagship of British Airways’ fleet
of seven supersonic aircraft is now a permanent exhibit at Manchester Airport.
Lots of people lead double lives - but Inside Out met someone whose two passions
couldn’t be further apart. Meet Rosi Sexton - doctor of mathematics by day, caged
fighter by night!
Hanna's film legacy
- One genius Burnley film-maker has left an extraordinary
record of life in the North West, spanning over 60 years. Inside out discovers
why Sam Hanna is hailed the Lowry of Film.
- Fast cars, stunts and an element of risk - is the cruise
scene a harmless arena for enthusiasts to show off their motors, or a dangerous
venue for illegal activities to be staged?
Series 4 (Sept-Oct 2003)
- Forget designer coats or diamond studded leads - the ultimate
in pet pampering is the UK’s first pet resort. But is it any good, and is it a
step too far?
Hodgson - The search for answers
- Jeffrey Hodgson was 38 when he disappeared
in Ibiza, but he had the mental age of an eight year old. When Jeffrey’s body
was found, it should have been an end to a tragic story for his family. But it
was the beginning of a mystery.
- One of the most important archaeological sites in
Britain is emerging in Poulton near Chester.The site's ancient finds and Hollywood
connections make it no ordinary dig.
- The Lake District has always been thought of as the North
West's playground - but there's a row going on between people who use it. Should
it just be for walkers and climbers, or can 4x4s and trail bikes use it as well?
after obesity surgery
- A Manchester woman has shed a staggering seven
stone since she underwent drastic surgery. It was a desperate attempt costing
over £10,000 to salvage her health from obesity.
- Many people have obsessions - football, cleaning,
checking that they’ve locked the door. But Inside Out meets three people who have
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and it’s dramatically affecting their lives.
group in Liverpool are on a mission to find answers to a spate of unsolved UFO
sightings along the River Mersey corridor.
Series 3 (Jun-Jul 2003)
rise in HIV cases
- The North West has seen an explosion in cases of
the AIDS virus HIV, a new report claims. Experts warn that the only way to halt
further escalation is to practise safe sex.
when you thought he’d packed his bags and jetted to Madrid, David Beckham is cutting
it in a Manchester hairdressing salon. Well, that’s what you’d think if you glanced
through the salon’s window...
- Fly tipping is becoming an increasing problem in the North
West. It often poses a danger to public health and is costing the Environment
Agency huge amounts of money.
produce - Healthy but scarce
- Experts say that locally grown, reared
or produced food is incredibly healthy. But Inside Out discovers that obtaining
it in the North West is too much like hard work!
cats in Cumbria
- Witness reports suggest that a family of big cats
have made their home in the rugged Cumbrian countryside. But do they really exist?
Inside Out talks to startled eye witnesses and doubtful experts…
- Tony Morris travels to Piel Island to meet the King and receive
a coveted Knighthood. Inside Out follows Tony’s voyage and uncovers the unique
history of this tiny North West Island.
- Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary
and Sherpa Tensings ascent of Mount Everest have reopened debate about whether
they were actually the first to climb the worlds tallest mountain.
- Alex Bell has won a prestigious Carer of the Year award,
met Sir Paul McCartney and had her garden transformed by Handy Andy. But she says
none of this compares to welcoming new additions to her family.
2 (Jan-Mar 2003)
- Tattoos seem like a good idea at the time. But has the current
craze, especially among young women, had its day? Inside Out investigates and
looks at how to avoid future regrets.
obesity with surgery
- Fighting her weight has been a life-long battle
for Lynn Greenberg. Convinced her excess weight will eventually kill her, she
recently underwent drastic surgery.
bombing - 10 years on
- It's ten years since the IRA attacked Warrington
and killed two children. Inside Out looks back on the bombings and the resulting
Post Traumatic Stress that is still being felt.
- Mancunian Film Studios, based in Rusholme, was known as Manchester’s
piece of Hollywood. A new project is aiming to bring those films back to the North
- Merseyside is now a haven for winged wildlife, due to
improvements in water quality in the Mersey. Discover the amazing variety of birds
in the area and how they are keeping the local airport busy.
- Inside Out meets Salford supermum, Alex Bell. Single mother
Alex has devoted her life to her seven adopted children who all have Down’s syndrome.
and punishment in Merseyside
- In Liverpool, there is a real drama about
the kind of punishment burglars should receive. Inside Out introduces offenders
to victims of crime to discuss 'soft sentences'.
- Named after the great Queen who’d recently died, Victoria
Baths were the jewel in the Crown of Manchester Corporation’s Baths and Wash House
Committee. Now a campaign is underway to restore them.
victims' compensation battle
- Asbestos is Britains biggest industrial
killer. Hundreds of people in the North West alone are dying from asbestos-related
- Deep in the heart of Cheshire, there’s a 'village'
that has uncountable incidents of petty theft, domestic disputes and public disorder.
Drink drivers and shoplifters freely roam the streets.
surgery for men
- There’s been a surprising explosion in vanity surgery
for men. Inside Out investigates with the help of Mike Wood and his first hand
Series 1 (Sept-Nov 2002)
- The nation's favourite dish
- Curries are now a regular part of life
in the North West. Rusholme's curry mile in Manchester has offered a diverse range
of foods from the Asian subcontinent since the 1960s. But did you know that curries
were eaten in the North West as early as the 18th century?
The Stockport air disaster in 1967 was one of the most shocking
plane crashes of recent years. Today the disaster is a distant memory and many
have forgotten its unsung heroes. But the men and women who risked their own lives
to save others are finally being honoured three decades later.
- It is said to be one of the country’s most haunted castles,
but Muncaster Castle may soon have another reason to be on the tourist map. Archaeologists
suggest the site may have been the location for a large Roman fort to rival that
your family tree
- Interest in family history is growing in the North
West with an increasing number of people tracing their family trees. We've been
looking at the remarkable boom in genealogy.
- Carrie runs an equestrian rehabilitation centre in a tiny
Lancashire village near Preston. She and the team work closely with former racehorses,
trying to prepare them for a life away from the race track.
on the rampage
- "Rats, rats, rats! Hundreds, thousands, millions of
them." This is a line from Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. But reality is getting
closer to the fiction in the North West as there’s been a dramatic increase in
the rat population recently.
- Hitler at Nuremberg, King George V at Liverpool’s
Sefton Park, the Queen and Prince Philip in New Zealand - it’s incredible to believe
that all this was shot by just one woman on a cine camera more than 80 years ago.
writing capital of England
- With an array of authors, a series of fictitious
crimes scenes and a dedicated festival, the North West is turning into the crime
fiction capital of the UK. Inside Out has discovered there are more crime writers
based in the North West than anywhere else in the country.
secrets in Dark Peak
- Dubbed the Bermuda triangle of the North West,
Dark Peak has been the scene of over 50 plane crashes in 30 years. Inside Out
uncovers just one of the great mysteries hidden in Derbyshire’s Bermuda Triangle.
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