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Panorama's recent awards

Panorama has won many national and international prizes for its journalism. Over the years the team have picked up Royal Television awards, Baftas, and a George Peabody award for its continued work in investigative journalism.

Here is a look at just some of our successes from recent years.

Conor, 3, with foster family
Conor, 3, was being fostered by the Wincotts who worried for his future

In February 2011 Panorama won a Royal Television Society (RTS) award for best UK current affairs programme for the moving and revealing documentary Kids In Care. The documentary, made by Films of Record, gained rare access to tell the stories of children taken into care in Coventry and examined the challenge they present to society.

A gravestone

This film won the 2010 Law Society Excellence in the Media Award. The film investigated companies who make a good living from writing your last will and testament, and exposed the shocking financial pitfalls that face unwary consumers.

Paul Kenyon in Sahara
Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon in the Sahara

Panorama's long-standing reporter Paul Kenyon won RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year 2010 for his compelling migration programmes. The series of four films followed the trail taken by migrants leaving Africa dreaming of a better life in Europe. For many, the harrowing journey is one they never complete.

Reporter Alison Holt
Reporter Alison Holt

This film was a powerful investigation into the catalogue of mistakes and missed opportunities in the care of Baby Peter Connolly by social services. Alison Holt's investigation won an RTS award 2010 in the Current Affairs - Home category.

Tamanna Rahman and Amil Khan
Undercover Reporters Tamanna Rahmann and Amil Khan

Tamanna Rahmann won Young Journalist of the Year 2010 for her courageous work on Undercover: Hate on the Doorstep.

For two months, Tamanna and colleague Amil Khan lived undercover on a Bristol housing estate to reveal the true state of racism and anti-social behaviour in Britain today. In eight weeks of secret filming, the pair experienced 50 incidences of bullying, racist abuse and even physical attack.

Arifa Farooq
Arifa Farooq featured in the Panorama programme, broadcast in April

Panorama went undercover to expose a world of chaos and alleged neglect in the care of the elderly. Using undercover filming, the film highlighted the shocking quality of home care that some older people received. The film revealed carers on minimum wages - often with very little training - who are frequently frustrated by poor management as they try to provide decent care. The investigation led to the brief arrest of its journalist, who went undercover to report the story. The film won the BAFTA in the News and Current Affairs category at a celebration of Scottish TV and film in 2009.


Jeremy Bowen
Jeremy Bowen travelled Gaza to ask if military action had weakened Hamas

Winner of the 2009 Bayeux Award for War Reporting in the Best TV Documentary category.

The programme was broadcast just weeks after Operation Cast Lead saw Israel attack Gaza in an offensive that left 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead.

Israel says the action was self-defence following eight years of rocket attacks by Palestinian militants. Israel's critics say the operation which played out over 22 days in January and February 2009 was an excessive use of force.

Jeremy Bowen travelled the region piecing together personal stories, hearing allegations of war crimes and the targeting of civilians.


Primark sacked some of its suppliers after the Panorama investigation

Winner of the 2008 RTS Current Affairs Home Award.

The programme, which aired in June 2008 put Primark's claims that it could deliver cheap, fast fashion without breaking ethical guidelines to the test.

Posing as industry buyers in India, reporter Tom Heap and his team found some of India's poorest people working long, gruelling hours on Primark clothes in slum workshops and refugee camps.

Update June 2011: The BBC Trust has upheld a complaint from Primark about this programme. As a result, the BBC returned this award.


Vulnerable young girl
Girls as young as 12 have been targeted by gangs

Unveiling grooming of girls as young as 12 for prostitution on the streets of Britain, Teenage Sex for Sale was awarded best current affairs programme at the RTS North West Awards 2008.

The programme investigated how gangs target young girls, flattering them with attention before it turns ugly leading them into a world of drugs, abuse and prostitution.


The back of someone anonymous wearing a security jacket
Violence within the security industry was uncovered in the film

Winner of a 2008 Scottish BAFTA, was Britain's Protection Racket.

The programme went undercover working as a security firm on Merseyside, but soon discovered that their arrival was not welcome.

The programme uncovered a culture of violence and intimidation in Britain's £7bn security industry.


Paedophile killer Frank Parker with a child
Reporters found convicted paedophiles had access to children

Winner of the 2005/6 Royal Television Society award, Panorama's Exposed: The Bail Hostel Scandal.

The undercover investigation revealed serious criminals were not being properly monitored on their release.

It won the award in the Current Affairs - Home category and the judges said it was: "A timely investigation of a nationally important subject, which proved to be one of the stand out pieces of current affairs of the year."


Margaret Haywood
Nurse Margaret Haywood filmed her experiences for Panorama

Picking up a special commendation in the Medical Journalism awards in November 2005 was Panorama's special report Undercover Nurse.

For three months a nurse went undercover for Panorama secretly filming the indignities faced by people seriously ill, and sometimes dying, on an acute ward in a failing hospital.


Burning home in Darfur
The US was the first to call the attacks in Darfur genocide

The New Killing Fields picked up a number of awards in 2005 with its exposé of the Darfur crisis in Sudan.

Hilary Andersson's report won a Royal Television Society award and George Peabody award as part of the BBC's overall coverage of the crisis.

It also took the Best Television Documentary Prize at the Amnesty International Media Awards and was named Current Affairs Film of the Year at Banff International Television Festival.

Camera Operator Fred Scott was also given a Royal Television Society award for his work.


Lord Hutton
Lord Hutton's report criticised the BBC and cleared the government

A Royal Television Society award was won by Panorama for its timely account of the struggle between the government and the BBC following the death of Dr David Kelly.

A Fight to the Death was transmitted on the eve of the Hutton report. Reported by John Ware and produced by Mike Rudin it won the award in the Home Current Affairs category in 2005.


Premature baby in an incubator
'Miracle babies' survived though born before 26 weeks gestation

Reporter Sarah Barclay won the Royal Television Society Specialist Journalist Award in 2005 for her work on Miracle Baby Grows Up.

The programme secured exclusive access to the largest ever study of extremely premature babies born at less than 26 weeks gestation in 1995.

Ten years on, Panorama went to meet the children and their families.


Mandy Power and her daughters Emily and Katy
Mandy Power and her daughters murdered in Clydach, South Wales

Winner of the 2004 Best Current Affairs Bafta Cymru award in 2004, Fair Cops? was an investigation into murder inquiries in South Wales after a series of miscarriages of justice dating back to the 1980s.

The programme also included a look at the 1999 Clydach killings in which a police officer investigating the murder was also a suspect.


Blood on camera lens
BBC cameraman Fred Scott filmed the fatal friendly fire incident

The International Current Affairs Royal Television Society Award was won by In the Line of Fire in 2004.

It told the story of a friendly fire incident during the Iraq war which claimed the life of a BBC translator, Kamaran Abdurrazaq Muhamed.

Presented by John Simpson, who was wounded in the incident, the film showed remarkable footage from the moments after a US bomb which killed 16 people and injured 45 and provided a unique insight into the horrors of war.


A Seroxat pill
The anti-depressant Seroxat was shown to have dark side-effects

A special commendation at the the Mental Health Awards 2003 was won by two films, The Secrets of Seroxat and Seroxat: E-mails from the Edge.

In these investigations, reporter Shelley Jofre looked into the safety of the anti-depressant drug Seroxat revealing its sometimes dark side effects.

The thousands of emails sent by viewers following the broadcast of The Secrets of Seroxat drove the second film Seroxat: E-mails from the Edge.


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