11 (January-March 2007)
BBC weatherman Paul Hudson has issued a worrying forecast about
the future of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's weather.
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 go undercover in the North of England's clubbing capital to look
into claims that some nightclubs are excluding black and Asian people.
Most children love horse riding, and there's no doubt that
learning to ride can be a thrilling experience. Inside Out reveals disturbing
evidence that thousands of us are underestimating the risks of learning to ride.
The body of a famous 20th Century politician may hold the
clue to preventing a global flu pandemic.
High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Junior is one of the world's
best-known poems. Now an Inside Out investigation may have solved the 65-year-old
mystery surrounding the well-loved poem.
on thin ice
Having to drive in bad weather is a nightmare for most motorists
during the winter months. Inside Out took BBC Look North weatherman Paul Hudson
for a spin with a driving lesson on ice.
More people than ever before are changing their name by deed poll.
Inside Out finds out why people change their birth names and makes some worrying
discoveries along the way.
As Yorkshire's football fans pay more for their seats, Morland
Sanders reveals that it's actually cheaper to fly abroad to watch a game.
reading and crime
For more than 10 years, Jessica Rees has been the countrys
leading expert lipreader but the accuracy of the evidence in three of her
cases is under dispute.
clubs - colour bar?
Inside Out goes undercover in the North of England's
clubbing capital to look into claims that some nightclubs are excluding black
and Asian people.
thousand motorists and other road users are claiming £10 million in compensation
for injuries and damage allegedly caused by potholed roads in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Plus web only full survey.
Series 10 (September-November 2006)
the massive expansion of Europe two years ago, there's been a huge influx of workers
from eastern Europe.
Inside Out goes back to the beginning of the migrant trail to find
out why some Poles claim that they're being exploited.
have discovered the UK's biggest cave beneath a hillside in the Derbyshire Peak
Karl Bushby is a former British paratrooper and adventurer - we
follow his journey as he attempts to be the first person to completely walk an
unbroken path around the world.
photos, football bungs and super rats
Meet Sarah Photogirl is one of rock's
top photographers - and visit her image gallery. Plus former Leeds United goalkeeper
Gary Sprake blows the whistle on tapping-up in professional football. And meet
a new breed of pest - the super-rat.
of the Summer Wine, air ambulance, and the Lottery
Inside Out meets Duane
Olson from Geneseo, Illinois in the USA who is one of the programme's biggest
fans. Plus Yorkshire's Air Ambulance. And Yorkshire's Lottery projects revisited.
regeneration, music venues and freegans
Leeds is changing fast but is it
changing for the better? And is it missing the opportunity to create a truly great
city? Plus Rick Wakeman takes a look at life on tour around small music venues.
And freegans and recycling.
cancer, ambulance services, and Harewood
Every year nearly 70,000 people
are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. BBC Look North presenter Christa
Ackroyd tells Inside Out about her daughter's skin cancer scare. Plus the man
choked to death in a restaurant after a 999 call. And the Harewood Hillclimb.
9 (January-March 2006)
missing birds of prey, and Matthew Flinders
A new policing initiative
to tackle the problem of drugs in Bradford. Plus the disappearing birds of prey
in the Peak District. And local hero, the man who named Australia, is celebrated.
and Walmart, emergency services, and Yorkshire music
Asda is one of Yorkshire's
very own supermarkets but what are the implications of it being owned by global
retail giant Walmart? Plus worrying evidence which suggests emergency services
are taking longer to reach their destinations. And could Yorkshire be the UK's
capital of rock and roll?
sisters, Yorkshire celebrities, and airline safety
An insight into the
world of two sisters who farm high above Ladybower Reservoir. Plus how Yorkshire
celebrities are flocking back to their native county. And airline safety.
slave trade, murder case, and Yorkshire's cranes
An investigation of Whitby's
links to the slave trade. Plus a murder mystery focusing on the case of a Polish
immigrant. And Johnny Nelson takes to the skies in a crane to look at the chic
urban developments rising up over Yorkshire's cities.
sites, bobsleigh champion, and religious movement
Meets Nicola Minicello
bobsleigh World Silver medallist and Britains fastest woman on ice.
Plus an investigation of landfill sites in Sheffield. Plus the woman who got involved
with an obscure religious movement.
wars, murder mystery, and fear of flying
Hedge wars in Lincolnshire, and
the battle between neighbours. Plus an investigation into a notorious murder mystery.
Plus fear of flying and how to conquer it.
Belt company, baby sign language, and tuna fishing
Investigating the company
that promises to make you rich by buying up Yorkshire's Green Belt. Plus the new
way to talk to your baby - through sign language. And could big game tuna fishing
return to Scarborough?
Meadow Sutcliffe, comedy writer, and unexploded bombs
Frank Meadow Sutcliffe
is probably Whitby's most famous export. Plus comedy writer Debbie Barham wrote
for some of the nation's top comedians, but was also fighting a battle against
anorexia. And the risks posed by unexploded wartime bombs.
aftermath, popular Polo, and traffic congestion
A special investigation
into the aftermath of the Tsunami. Plus the new style of polo, now affordable
to all. Plus growing traffic congestion problems in Leeds.
Series 8 (September-November
binge drinking, and Howard Marks
Inside Out follows the story of Pat Regan,
a Leeds mother of six who's making it her life's mission to get guns off Britain's
streets. Plus the binge drinking debate. And meet Howard Marks.
cards, referees, and hang gliding champion
Inside Out investigates the
story behind the company's prize winning promises.
We look at how Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is responding to
the disaster of the South Asia earthquake.
workers, organic food, and football hero
Inside Out investigates the growing
number of migrant workers in Lincolnshire. Plus the organic food debate. And we
meet football hero Albert Johanneson's family at as they remember his triumphs
buffet, aviation history, and homes of the famous
Inside Out investigates
why food from a train buffet could be bad for your health. Plus the homes of Yorkshires
rich and famous. And aviation history brought to life in the skies of Yorkshire.
green homes, and ghost houses
An Inside Out property special. We look
at the tale of two brothers and their fight to stay in the Dales where they belong.
Plus green homes, and the problem of 'ghost houses'.
scam, fireworks, and stormchasers
Inside Out goes on the trail of the
conmen who robbed a Scarborough couple of a lifetime of holidays. Weatherman Paul
Hudson meets Yorkshire's stormchasers. And we join the last survivors of Huddersfield's
fireworks industry at a major international display.
Who live in Leeds, and deadly snake trade
Inside Out investigates the
trade in deadly snakes across Yorkshire, the commuters who've conquered traffic
jams, and Rick Wakeman looks back at The Who's historic gig in Leeds. Plus an
investigation of the snake trade.
Series 7 (Jan-March 2005)
Waring - the ups and unders
- Eddie Waring - from rugby league commentator
to referee for a menagerie of giant animals.
- With climate change high on the world agenda, can the Yorkshire
area expect more freak weather?
- Why are supermarkets throwing away four million tonnes of
edible food every year?
- Inside Out goes undercover to investigate a hotel which
could be bad for your health.
boxer Johnny Nelson have been the first black heavyweight champion in a past life?
dramatic weight loss
- How Bad Manners' frontman Buster Bloodvessel
is literally half the man he used to be.
- Inside Out discovers how your body language could make you
more likely to be attacked.
- Some drivers are fighting back against the speed cameras
- and not always within the law.
- Karl Bushby has embarked upon a round the world trip of epic
proportions - on foot.
not just the rich and famous who become victims of harassment. Inside Out meets
members of the general public who became targets for stalkers.
6 (Sept-Nov 2004)
- If public transport campaigns don't discourage you to
drive into Yorkshire's city centres, the lack of available car parking spaces,
not to mention the cost, certainly will. But, as Inside Out discovers, some city
workers are getting a free ride - at our expense.
you sitting comfortably?
- When you go out and buy a new piece of furniture
you automatically assume it will fulfil current safety criteria. But it seems
that's not always the case for buyers in West Yorkshire, where Inside Out discovers
furniture that is being sold with fake safety labels.
- Headingley - it's the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club,
it boasts numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants, and oh yes, it has students -
masses of them. Inside Out meets some of the locals who are so fed up with students
as neighbours they are shifting out of the area altogether.
today's world of worry and speculation over terrorism, you expect to undergo more
thorough security checks when travelling. But Inside Out discovers some shocking
security loopholes on the North Sea ferry route from Rotterdam to Hull.
- Dr Paul Grout was one of those men who often risked his life
for those of his patients and strangers alike. But all that changed when, thanks
to an invisible predator, he was arrested and charged with an offence that left
him an outcast.
- Emma Milne heads undercover to reveal the illegal bird traders
who are capturing wild parrots and packaging them off to unsuspecting buyers in
you are up early enough or if you're out on an evening jaunt in the Yorkshire
Dales you may just get a glimpse of a hot-air balloon. And the chances are - it's
David McCutcheon and friends. We take to the air with him.
- Samantha's husband, Sergeant Steve Roberts, was the first British
soldier to be killed in the conflict in Iraq. Samantha has now turned BBC reporter
to reveal the plight of war widows like herself, fighting for justice.
dangers of Britain's pit closure programme are exposed as we discover a possible
time bomb posing a threat to locals.
Series 5 (Jan-Feb 2004)
- The uncertain spy
shadows of a spy are as visible as the mists of time, and there was no one more
mysteriously linked with that dark art than His Excellency Sir Dr Alexander Cannon.
We look at his story.
you know what to do if you were sitting at a road junction and a car thief hammered
on the window shouting at you to get out? This is car-jacking.
- In 1997, Derek Christian was found guilty and jailed for
life for an horrific murder. We examine the evidence presented by those campaigning
for his freedom.
- The increase in gun crime in Yorkshire has led to calls for greater
control of replica weapon sales. We look at the extent of the problem.
- We expose loopholes in airport security at Humberside International
Airport, leading to a damning indictment from an aviation security expert.
4 (Sept-Oct 2003)
- Have you ever received a text message congratulating you
on cash prize win? If so, you’re not alone. We expose a telephone network which
provides a platform for bogus companies to cash in on premium rate lines.
- Sheffield was a pop phenomenon in the 80s! Inside Out looks
back at the highs - and lows - experienced by some of Sheffield's stars.
- Humberside Police are the first force in England to
officially admit that they believe big cats are at loose in the countryside.
- Doctors in Yorkshire say there's increasing evidence
of liver disease amongst young women caused by drinking excess alcohol.
- A famous Formula 1 car that crashed last year, killing
its owner, has returned to the track - thanks to the determination of its driver's
- Divers have discovered the wartime graves of 58 German
submariners on two wrecked submarines off the Yorkshire coast.
3 (Jun-Jul 2003)
- It was the Royal Navy’s greatest disaster – fourteen hundred
men died when one German U-boat sunk three British cruisers in an hour.
- Could a mill worker’s son from Bradford have been the first
person to climb Mount Everest? Maurice Wilson’s story is a fascinating one of
eccentricism, faith and fetishes!
- Children in the back of your car could be a significant
safety hazard, an experiment conducted by experts at Leeds University has suggested.
- Hull has just over 1000 taxis and private hire vehicles
but legitimate, licenced drivers claim illegal ‘pirates’ driving unlicensed cars
are muscling in on their territory.
- The peaceful Yorkshire Dales are not the likeliest scene
for a revolution. But we reveal that the Dales were the location of a gardening
revolution which shaped the way we garden today.
District cave discovery
- World Champion boxer Johnny Nelson discovers
cave networks deep below Derbyshire’s Peak District that have never been seen
before by man.
fears over RAF radar
- A senior US Air Force scientist has told the
BBC he would not buy a house near Britain’s biggest radar base because he fears
its radiation could pose a serious health risk.
Series 2 (Jan-Mar
- Has a Yorkshire mother of three been murdered on the Continent?
Wendy Whitehead disappeared 14 months ago. It’s almost as if she’s vanished off
the face of the earth.
- Football hooligans are abusing Britain’s rail network by
using it as the venue for violent match day fights. We look at how this is stretching
police resources to the limit.
- It may come as a surprise, but Holmfirth was once England’s
answer to Hollywood. We look at how this Yorkshire village has a special place
in film-making history.
- A taxi-driver who may have been the Yorkshire Ripper's
first victim talks exclusively to Inside Out.He believes Peter Sutcliffe wrecked
abduction claims in Yorkshire
- A mysterious disappearance, a body with
strange burns and an inexplicable substance that baffled scientists. We investigate
the presence of paranormal activity in the death of a Yorkshire miner.
claims over unsolved murder
- A former top detective has named a Catholic
priest as the prime suspect in an unsolved Bradford murder case. The case has
baffled police for 50 years.
- The Grimsby connection
- The now infamous grassy knoll, where the
second gunman was rumoured to be hiding, is now the gathering place for conspiracy
theorists and speculators alike. Few mention the names Albert Osborne or John
Bowen. But we managed to track down one.
- Pensioners drivers are often criticised for allegedly having
poor reactions, declining ability, and going too slowly. We look at the effects
of age on driving ability - by sending one pensioner back to school!
boot camp - Part 1
- We meet Susie El Madawi, the unruly Halifax teenager
banished to a Mexican boot camp. This extreme action by her mother was a desperate
attempt to stamp out Susie’s terrible behaviour.
boot camp - Part 2
- After 15 months spent in Casa by the Sea, we find
out if Susie's behaviour has improved.
Series 1 (Sept-Nov 2002)
- Pirate radio
then, now then, now then... remember pirate radio and the swinging Sixties? Pirate
radio is now a distant memory for many of us, but it struck a blow for pioneering
DJs everywhere when stations first hit the airwaves.
- What drives the women who conceive children they know they'll
give away? Inside Out gets to the heart of surrogate motherhood with the first
hand experience of two mothers from West Yorkshire.
- Amy Johnson’s daredevil flying exploits made her an icon of
her age. But her glamorous life and career tragically ended in a mysterious plane
crash in 1941. Sixty years on, we lay bare the elaborate rumours surrounding her
- Every 20 seconds a plane touches down somewhere in the UK.
Many of the millions of passengers have travelled for hours, crossed time zones
and missed sleep. Often suffering from jetlag, many drive home from the airport.
benefits of recycling household waste in Leeds are being outweighed by the fact
that it is being shipped halfway around the world to be disposed. To the far flung
shores of Jakarta, Indonesia to be precise.
- It was Hull’s worst ever shipping disaster, 60 fishermen
perished still sends a shiver down the spine. The Ross Cleveland sank in 1968
in rough seas off Iceland in the bitter winter.
- Britain’s most plausible alien abduction happened off the
East Yorkshire coast in September 1970. Foxtrot 94, an RAF Lightening fighter
jet crashed into the North Sea. UFOlogists claim its pilot was abducted by an
alien spacecraft after he’d intercepted it.
longer confined to professional sports arenas, steroids are just as likely to
be found in your local gym. This dangerous cocktail of drugs are having a devastating
effect on male fertility.