(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.
Change and Fishing
Cornish fishermen are catching bumper amounts of red
mullet. Is it because of climate change?
The name Stanley Gibbons is synonymous with stamps and philately,
but was he a man with a secret? We uncover the strange case of the many wives
of a Victorian man of mystery.
10 (Autumn 2006)
Inside Out exposes an illegal car clocking scam that costs motorists
thousands and could put lives in danger.
Out looks at how the new Poles are adapting to life in the South West, using football
as a uniting force.
regeneration, Auschwitz and education
Inner city regeneration is breathing
new life and vitality into areas like Plymouths Devonport. Plus Inside Out
has taken a former English POW back to his camp in Auschwitz. And first time pupils.
and emergency, Brunel's bridges and drinking
Inside Out looks at life in
a busy A&E department in Plymouth. Plus Brunel. And a feature on drinking
mail, and Philip Henry Gosse
Most of us look forward to the post arriving,
but these days it seems that an increasing proportion of what drops through our
letter boxes is unwanted scam mail. Plus Philip Henry Gosse.
sun products, Longitude and pioneer corps
A major retailer is to introduce
labelling on childrens sun products following an Inside Out investigation
which found a dangerous loophole in the law. Plus we meet war veterans as they
return to Ilfracombe to relive old memories. And Longitude.
power, Autumnwatch and beachmaster
Inside Out investigate one South West
company who have been taking the shine out of solar power. Plus Autumnwatch and
Man Made Blunders, Lottery and Elbury Farm
Vote for your favourite architectural
blunders in South West England. Plus is the region losing out in the bid to get
a share of Lottery millions. And we revisit Elbury Farm and its wildlife.
Large Blue butterfly, mental health and Treseder
The Large Blue is one
of Britain's rarest butterflies. Plus we look into the unsettling number of suicides
and unexplained deaths at Cornwall's mental health unit - Longreach House. And
Treseder's nursery in history.
clocking, guerilla gardening and copper crafts
Inside Out exposes an illegal
car clocking scam that costs motorists thousands and could put lives in danger.
Plus the guerrilla gardeners transforming a neglected car park entrance into a
floral wonderland. And a craftsman reviving an old tradition for copper.
and climate change
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming
on wildlife across England. Plus photo
Series 9 (January-March 2006)
Inside Out investigates the fake religious healer who
conned half a million pounds from hundreds of sick people - and now he's targeting
the South West.
fire fighters, trading speeding points, and Grey Seals
Behind the scenes
of a tough course for teenagers run by the Cornwall Fire Brigade. Plus the drivers
trading speeding points to hold on to their licences. And the man who's dedicated
his life to the study of Grey Seals.
drivers, fire fighting, and Conan Doyle
Reports on whether older drivers
are more at a risk of having accidents. Plus behind the scenes of a tough fire
fighting course for teenagers. And was author Conan Doyle a plagiarist?
holidays, Chesil Beach and the husky rally
We investigate a holiday firm
whose "free" holidays could cost you dear. Plus the dramatic story of
a shipwreck - the Royal Adelaide. And meet Graham Good as he prepares to compete
in the annual husky rally.
fire investigation, and the Tavistock Canal
The lighthouse at the forefront
of plans to use more sustainable energy. Plus behind the scenes at fire investigation
in Devon. And the remarkable story of the Tavistock Canal.
the pilchard industry and First World War hero
The story about a South
West First World War hero. Plus the changing fortunes of the pilchard industry.
And dealing with the growing problem of bankruptcy.
and hemp farming
Inside Out updates the story of the Helston-based charity,
Shelterbox, which sends out "survival boxes" to disaster areas. And
the comeback of hemp, now being heralded as a saviour for South West farmers.
baby, Porthledden renovation, and Golden Plovers
An abandoned baby faces
up to the past. Plus Porthledden and the story of a property renovation scheme.
And Golden Plovers could be under threat from shooting?
roading, snoring, and Badgers,
Trail bikes and 4x4s are increasingly
popular but a new law could severely curtail the activities of off roaders. Plus
a look at a man with a passion for Badgers. And could singing be good for snoring?
8 (September-November 2005)
flu, parrots, and archaeological dig
We join an archaeological dig in
Cornwall. Plus the threat of bird flu. And how to buy a parrot.
West food is a winner
Go behind the scenes as BBC Inside Out organises
the first English food market in France.
Inside Out South West looks at the work of the two regional
charities Rapid UK and Shelterbox.
traffic, William Cookworthy, and The Fleet
If you live in the South West,
getting stuck behind a slow moving tractor is an irritating fact of life. Plus
heritage hero William Cookworthy. And The Fleet.
homophobia, recycling, and organic farming
Inside Out investigates hotel
homophobia in the South West of England. Plus we visit Elbury Farm in Devon which
is trying to combine organic production with creating wildlife habitats. And the
woman who recycles everything.
Smith, underage drinking, and Salcombe
We dive below the beautiful Salcombe
estuary to discover its wonderful wildlife. Plus Augustus Smith and the Isles
of Scilly. And the growing problem of underage drinking.
car dealer, Hilliard, and magpie man
Inside Out investigates a roadside
car dealer, the Magpie man, and the legend of the Elizabethan painter Nicolas
Series 7 (Jan-March 2005)
- In 2008 all TV should be broadcast digitally. But what does this
mean? And, when the switchover happens, will you still be able to tune in?
- Mobile speed cameras are increasingly being used to
enforce speed limits.
new way of testing for dyslexia offers hope for better diagnosis of the condition.
technology creates old habitat
- The RSPB is using new methods of tide
control to restore an area of salt marsh and provide a new habitat for wildlife.
hand of the future
- A new artificial hand promises to transform the
every day lives of amputees.
return of Thalidomide
- Garry Edlin owes his life to drug with a chilling
past. Thalidomide is combating his cancer.
- Peter Jones has been a bespoke tailor for 50 years,
but with retirement beckoning why can't he give his business away?
Devon dialect challenge
- How easy is it to fake the Devon dialect?
We bring a Brummie to Devon and ask him to go native.
animals of the Wind in the Willows
- Join Inside Out as we journey down
the riverbank and into the Wild Wood to meet Badger, Ratty, Mole and Otter.
6 (Sept-Nov 2004)
at the wheel
- We're all familiar with the phrase "tiredness kills"
- so why is driver fatigue still the main cause of HGV and coach accidents? Inside
Out joined the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to find out more.
- A recent report by the Department for the Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that around £10.5m of damage is caused
by deer-related road accidents each year. Inside Out assesses the consequences
in the South West.
over organics - now health-conscious consumers can go one step further by buying
biodynamic. Among the first in the UK to embark on the practice are the Bells,
who live and work at Shedbush Farm - and we've got the story.
- Taking over at Castle Drogo was a dream come true for Mark Agnew.
Perched up high on the northern slopes of Dartmoor, Drogo is one of the region's
most popular National Trust properties. Trouble is, it's got a bit of a damp problem
- which will cost £4 million to fix!
on a lightbulb and it's there for all to see. Tungsten is one of the world's most-utilised
metals, and although the Spanish are credited with its discovery, new evidence
suggests that the Cornish may have got there first.
- When Jack Leslie signed for Plymouth Argyle FC, the number
of black players could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Now Inside Out profiles
the man whose England dream was ruined - not because of his ability, but because
of the colour of his skin.
- It's not every day you visit an art gallery only to find
the exhibition is visible only through the lens of a microscope, but in an exhibition
by world-renowned microsculptor Willard Wigan, tiny sculptures no bigger than
a pinhead are on display.
- A squashed animal on the roadside is a common sight on country
roads. Less common, is the sight of the same animal on a dinner plate.
- Whilst the Chicken Run chooks dug, catapulted and eventually
flew to their freedom, battery chickens across the South West are being liberated
by one woman determined to see them end their days in freedom.
5 (Jan-Feb 2004)
- In a quiet South West village the local pub is trying a contentious
experiment. A ban on smoking. What are the odds of it working? Inside Out finds
they are slim.
- General Redvers Buller was decorated with the Victoria
Cross for his heroic actions in the Zulu War. But his distinguished career came
to an abrupt end after military failings.
- Cheap alcohol is leading to an increase in binge drinking
and drunkenness in the South West. Inside Out asks whether plans to extend pub
drinking hours will escalate the problem further.
are just over 200 houses left in the country that can boast of having their bread
bin in the roof - strange but true.
- In celebration of the bicentenary of an engineering invention,
Inside Out looks at the key achievements of Richard Trevithick.
4 (Sept-Oct 2003)
- Exeter-born Thomas Bodley helped create one of the world's
great libraries. But the birth of the Bodleian had as much to do with pilchards
School of Art
- Cornwall has long been a hotbed of artistic activity
with famous artists like Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Inside Out celebrates
150 years of the Penzance School of Art.
- Three months after under going heart by-pass surgery, Sir
Ranulph Fiennes is in training for seven marathons in seven continents in seven
- Hawns and Dendles wood is a national Dartmoor nature reserve and
a perfect cradle for all sorts of wildlife including the rare and endangered barbastelle
- Celtic village
- A spoon
has been found at Chysauster, only the second metal object to survive on this
site. With so little evidence, what can we say for sure about this ancient Cornish
- The SW Coast Path celebrates its Jubilee this year, but
this popular beauty spot is under threat from natural erosion and the trampling
of boots. So what can be done to halts its decay?
- Knightshayes Court near Tiverton is a celebration of
Victorian Gothic on a grand scale. Now the lavish interiors of the house are to
be matched from the outside as the kitchen garden undergoes an impressive restoration
Series 3 (Jun-Jul 2003)
- The South West was a prime target for invaders in the Second
World War. Find out how it defended itself and the rest of the country against
and Mervyn Peake
- Step back in time as Inside Out visits Sark, the
smallest of the Channel Islands and home to writer and artist Mervyn Peake in
- During the First World War Britain had a secret weapon - the
decoy 'Q' boats. Inside Out investigates the ships and the brave seamen who sailed
- Inside Out takes to the ocean waves with lone yachtsman Ivan
Rusch. Find out what it takes to sail around the world.
- 150 years ago saw one of Britain's worst theatre disasters.
Even though the jury reported a verdict of accidental death, was the architect
may be hard to believe but over 100 years ago it wasn't handbags or shoes that
were this season's must have accessory - it was a bunch of violets.
2 (Jan-Mar 2003)
- For hundreds of years Mont Orgueil Castle on the Channel
Islands has been England’s frontline defence. Now once again the castle is in
need of defending.
- The Exe is the jewel in the crown of the South West's
great wildlife habitats, and an internationally important site for birds like
the avocet, who make the Exe their winter residence.
- Like many women, Tracy Fell would like to shed a few
pounds. But unlike most women, it’s not just a question of vanity, it’s a question
- 9/11 - two years ago, it would be difficult to imagine how
these two numbers could embody so much tragedy, grief and fear. But for one man,
the tragedy of September 11, was the terrorist attack he had feared for years.
- The 'enfant terribles' of the Garage music scene - So Solid
Crew have been making headlines since their first release. We take a look at one
of the crew - MC Harvey.
- With its world famous beaches and ideal surfing conditions,
Newquay in Devon is a mecca for tourists, but it hasn’t always been this way.
- Traditional crafts are dying out and there's a shortage of
skilled craftsmen. Inside Out investigates the lost art of DIY, heritage-style.
is a town built on the scene of bloodbaths and killing fields, yet few know the
true extent of Plymouth’s loss during the Civil War over 350 years ago.
1 (Sept-Nov 2002)
a stormy night in January 1917, the Devon fishing village of Hallsands collapsed
into the sea. The entire village was destroyed together with the livelihoods of
- The First World War devastated the lives of a generation of
young men. Thousands of soldiers returned from the battlefield shell shocked from
the sheer horror and fear of the war.
man they could not hang
- John 'Babbacombe' Lee, famously dubbed 'the
man they could not hang', perhaps should be renamed 'The man they should not hang'.
Inside Out and Lee Archive owner Ian Waugh, shed new light on the case to reveal
a different suspect.
- Millions of tonnes of waste has been dumped close to Whitsand
Bay, one of the finest beaches in the South West. Environmentalists are concerned
that it could result in an environmental disaster, and campaigners are lobbying
to stop further dumping.
- In January 2000, Claire Mcvey became the youngest
victim of Variant CJD, the human form of BSE. Two years after her daughter’s death,
Claire’s mother Annie is still struggling to get support and recognition for the
forgotten victims of CJD - the carers.
- Organic farming and food is becoming increasingly popular
with both farmers and the public. Inside Out visited Elbury Farm in Devon which
is trying to combine organic food production with creating new wildlife habitats.
- They say that if you look in any hole in the ground around
the world you'll find a Cornishman looking for metal. Nowhere in the world is
hardrock mining so engrained into the local culture than Cornwall.
- The South West is the most common, if not the only, area of
the UK where stag hunting with hounds takes place. Inside Out reveals startling
new evidence about the extent to which hunted deer suffer.
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