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Kaddy Lee PrestonSeries 11 (January-March 2007)

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

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

Stem cells
Inside Out investigates how families are storing their baby's stem cells for the future.

Carbon monoxide poisoning
Inside Out investigates a domestic menace which is poisoning hundreds, even thousands of people in their own homes every year - carbon monoxide.

Garden birds
We show you the garden you can see in your backyard. Plus birds gallery

Art theft
Inside Out has discovered that there are people out there who are targeting the possessions we value most - antiques.

Hedgehogs
Inside Out meets the family who have turned over their home to hedgehogs. Plus gallery

Series 10 (Autumn 2006)

Camber Sands
Kaddy Lee-Preston goes behind the scenes at Camber Sands as the latest recruit to the beach patrol.

Aircraft contrails
Could aircraft flying the busy South East air corridor be wrecking the weather and leaving a grim legacy for future generations?

Series 9 (January-March 2006)

Hovercraft, and wild horses of Kent
Inside Out looks back to the 1970s - the decade when the Hovercraft was the height of modern travel. Plus the wild horses of Kent.

Alternative therapies for dogs, Dorset Heaths, and lifestyles
How heathlands provide an ideal habitat for reptiles. Plus alternative therapies for dogs. And a look at Kent versus Sussex lifestyles.

Fossils in Kent, and urban explorers
We join The Rock Doc, Alasdair Bruce on a search for fossils in Kent. Plus - join the urban explorers as they poke around disused buildings and tunnels- anything man made, anywhere they're not supposed to be.

Advert hoardings, lorry crime, and crime writer
The advertisement hoardings that some say are blighting our countryside. Plus Dover's lorry crime problems. And the famous crime writer who sets his novels in Brighton.

High Weald, Bustards, and patient privacy
The High Weald is one of the South East's natural wonders - we explore its geology and wildlife. And the Healthcare Commission and patient confidentiality. Plus we look at the Great Bustard.

Sussex follies, animal welfare, and young artists
Inside Out looks at some unusual features on the Sussex landscape. Maureen Samaras' whole life has been turned upside down by her efforts to help stray dogs. Plus we look at a new generation of aspiring South East artists.

French living, Bloomsbury Group, and squirrel sanctuary
Inside Out visits France to see if English ex-pats are better off than their French counterparts in south east England. Plus the Bloomsbury Group. And a secret squirrel sanctuary in Hampshire where the owner admits he is breaking the law.

Diamonds, and fire investigation.
They're three billion years old, sexy and the ultimate token of love. We're talking diamonds. Plus behind the scenes of a series of blazes with the fire investigators.

Wild animals, and wartime shells
Inside Out investigates how two areas of wilderness are being restored to their original state thanks to the reintroduction of wild animals. Plus the dangerous live military shells and bombs from the war.

Series 8 (September-November 2005)

Surfing
The coastline in the South East is amongst the most spectacular in Britain but did you know it has something in common with the South Pacific or California? It's a mecca for surfing.

Chatham Dockyard
Inside Out looks back at the historic Chatham Dockyard and meets some of its former workers.

Stormchasers
Inside Out goes in search of a weather phenomenon called the 'Spanish Plume'. We join storm chaser extraordinaire, Alister Chapman on the hunt for one of nature's most spectacular sights.

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

'Disgusted' of Tunbridge Wells
Living in Tunbridge Wells? You must be disgusted. If it's not litter and graffiti, it's the cars parked on the pavement.

Isle of Sheppey
Inside Out looks at what makes the Isle of Sheppey special and asks if its new bridge development will bring changes.

Gypsies
More and more gypsies are buying up land and putting caravans on it before applying for planning permission. Inside Out looks at both sides of the argument at the picture postcard 'village' of Fordwich.

Pilgrim's Way
Inside Out treks along the Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury as presenter Kaddy Lee Preston follows the route of the pilgrims.

Nighthawks
Inside Out investigates Nighthawks - the treasure hunters who refuse to abide by the law.

Series 7 (Jan-March 2005)

Lord Lucan "murder" mystery
It was the mystery that gripped a nation. In 1974 Lord Lucan disappeared from his home in suspicious circumstances.

Property winners and losers
Join the "greenshifters" as they move out of London and into the South East.
 
Young dads
Being a father is one of the toughest jobs in the world. But being a teenage dad is an even harder.
 
Jade's Crossing
Four years ago Caroline Hobbs lost her daughter in a road traffic accident. Now she is determined to get back in touch.
 
The mystery of history
Inside Out uncovers the historical half truths that have changed the course of the region's history.
 
Gurkhas
Folkestone is home to the world's most fearsome fighters - the distinctively clad Gurkhas.
 
Car crash
Inside Out investigates how Kent Police's new Serious Collision Unit cope with the aftermath of car crashes.
 
South East Voices
We go in search of the definitive South East accent, and asks what makes our regional voice special.
 
Canterbury choir - The next generation
Meet one of Britain's most squeaky clean boy bands. But their stage isn't a pop concert arena, it's a cathedral.

Series 6 (Sept-Nov 2004)

Smuggler's story part II
In the first week of this series "Joe" and "Martin" were topping up their dole cheques by smuggling cigarettes from Europe and selling them on the UK black market. Now the pair are taking up Inside Out's challenge of going straight.
 
SAWS scam
Living off the land on one of the South East's sprawling farms may seem idyllic, but for the farmers whose livelihood depends on the yearly harvest, this has been the busiest time of the year.
 
Farm life
Living off the land on one of the South East's sprawling farms may seem idyllic, but for the farmers whose livelihood depends on the yearly harvest, this has been the busiest time of the year.
 
Hate thy neighbour?
The government's policy of putting poorer people in affordable housing in exclusive areas is coming under scrutiny by the ones living with it. Neighbours Kate and Gary live with the scheme and they are less than impressed.
 
Gypsies
There is a group of people living in the south east who have a unique history. Unfortunately this also includes discrimination and persecution. Inside Out's Paul Ross joins a modern-day Romany Gypsy family as they go on the road.
 
Coast to coast - Part 1
The south east coastline of England has so much to offer. We might take our region's beauty for granted so Inside Out's Paul Ross takes to the sea, land and air on an expedition to open our eyes to the beauty of the South East.
 
Coast to coast - Part 2
In this second leg of a seaside journey round the south eastern coast, Paul Ross is taking in the sights of Dover, Margate and Kent's best kept wildlife secret.
 
Saltdean scoundrels
Seeing kids hanging out on street corners isn't uncommon throughout the UK, but it's a recipe for trouble. Inside Out South East discovers one town in Sussex where police think they've got the problem sussed.
Smugglers
Inside Out delves into the murky world of the "Black Economy" as they follow "Joe"and "Martin" on a smugglers' run. They cross the channel several times a week, buying tobacco for resale in Britain.

Series 5 (Jan-Feb 2004)

Alternative funerals
It is an absolute certainly that we will all have a funeral one day. Less of a certainty is how our lives will be commemorated.
 
Margate - "London-by-the-sea"
It’s not the Mediterranean, but Margate is loved all the same. Nine miles of long sandy beaches, amusement arcades and cheap B&B’s.
 
Hero of the South East
The search is on to discover the hero - male or female of course - of the South East. The person who has excelled in their field and enriched the lives of others.
 
Field of dreams
A new breed of property speculator has emerged, snapping up huge swathes of Kent and Sussex farmland, dividing them and selling them off as small building plots. Is it a good investment, or a big con?
 
Cross-channel commuters
A number of South Easterners are moving to Northern France, yet are continuing with their jobs in England. The French way of life is worth the commute, they say.

Series 4 (Sept-Oct 2003)

The Khat smugglers
Inside Out investigates how young British men - many of them from Kent - are risking jail by smuggling a plant that is legal in the UK into the USA, where it is sold as a Class 1 narcotic.
 
The village of Grain
Grain is probably the most remote location in Kent. Inside Out went to uncover more about the village tucked away at the back end of beyond.
 
The Merchant Navy
What job requires you to be a trained fire fighter, to survive at sea and be a team player? It is the profession that built the British Empire, the Merchant Navy.
 
Burglary
Fear of crime is soaring so how do you protect yourself and your property? And what are the telltale signs of an easy-to-burgle house? Inside Out offers out our top tips.
 
The A2
The A2 is commonly known is one of the South East's busiest and oldest roads. This week Paul Ross looks at some of the amazing stories of this ancient road and unearths some surprising facts.
 
The generation gap
The youth of today - out of control trouble makers or simply misunderstood? The older generation samples life from a teenage point of view and vice versa.
 
From rags to riches
Have you've ever wondered what it takes to become a top business mogul? Inside Out follows three self-made South East entrepreneurs and their stories of rags to riches.

Series 3 (Jun-Jul 2003)

River Medway
It is one of the South East's biggest geographical features and part of the dividing line between Kent and Sussex. Join Inside Out presenter Paul Ross as he messes about on the Medway.
 
Juvenile arson
Arson attacks across East Sussex are increasing. Many of the fires are started by young people, some by children under ten years old.

Beachy Head - Suicide spot
Beachy Head near Eastbourne is a dramatic and beautiful headline extending 535 feet above sea level. But this area of natural beauty has a darker side. Beachy Head is a well known location for suicide attempts.

Crack cocaine
Kent Police constantly battle against drugs in the area. Now the problem they face is not just from local dealers, but from those selling crack cocaine in South London.
 
Saving money
They say if you watch the pennies the pounds will watch themselves. But money saving expert Martin Lewis says that you have to do more than simply watch your pennies to save money.
 
The future of farming
The South East is often referred to as the Garden of England, but with agriculture facing crisis point and the industry in decline, is England's garden going to seed?

Series 2 (Jan-Mar 2003)

Location, location, location
At a time when house prices in the South East region have risen by almost 30% in one year, careful consideration must be given as to where to buy a property.
 
Speed dating
You can't hurry love, at least that's what the songwriters say. Well some people want to disagree. For them there's the new phenomenon of speed dating.
 
Binge drinking
Many people are used to socialising over a few drinks, but a trend has developed where those few drinks have become a few more, and a few more after that.
 
Food School
Obesity - it costs the nation £2.5 billion a year to treat, it is set to overtake lung cancer as the biggest preventable killer and over one in five suffer from the condition.
 
Quex House
Elephants, giraffes, monkeys, anteaters, gorillas and zebras; it may sound like a description of the African plains, but in fact these exotic creatures are currently residing in Kent.
 
Travellers
After being forced to camp illegally for years, Brighton Council are the first to introduce a legal site for New Age Travellers. Inside Out investigates whether the scheme has been a success.
 
Kit cars
Grab your sticky back plastic and your best set of DIY instructions as Inside Out goes kit car crazy. We prove that the golden age of British motoring is alive and kicking in Kent and Sussex.

Series 1 (Sept-Nov 2002)

Asylum seekers
There's been an explosion in the number of asylum seekers trying to enter Kent illegally over the last decade. Over 70,000 asylum seekers fled to Britain in the hope of getting sanctuary last year.
 
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral has been a site of religious worship for over 1,000 years. It's a symbol for church goers all over the world. 5m tourists, worshippers and pilgrims flock to the cathedral every year.
 
Wild horses
They are one of the oldest animals known to man, and they're returning to the South East of England after 7,000 years. Wild horses once roamed all over Europe and England.
 
Kent in France
The French end of the Channel Tunnel surfaces in Coquelles, Calais. A location which is arguably ‘confused’ about its nationality. Although this is actually France, British laws apply here.
 
Boy racers
Tension is rising in St Peter's Street, Maidstone between local residents and racers. As night falls the area is transformed to a cross between Brands Hatch and Indianapolis 500.
 
The unknown pilot
In September 1940 a young RAF pilot died in the Battle of Britain when his plane crashed in a field near the village of Chart Sutton in Kent. No one knew his name and he became known as the unknown airman.
 
The National Trust
With long term visitor numbers on the decline, The National Trust's role has come into question recently. The debate is on as to whether their days out are fun and fascinating or stale and stuffy.
 
Sunken wrecks
The Kent and Sussex coastline is one of the richest areas in the UK for historical treasure. There are nearly 4,000 recorded wrecks around the coast. We begin our search with just two, each hiding a very different cargo - one an unexploded time bomb, the other a goldmine.
 
Hastings
Think of Hastings and you think of a quiet seaside town on England's south coast. But could Hastings and neighbouring St Leonards become the new Barcelona?
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