5 live Investigates

5 live Investigates

Adrian Goldberg presents an entertaining mix of dirt-digging, debunking, and intriguing interviews revealing unreported issues. Investigative news report from Adrian Goldberg’s BBC Radio 5 live programme, broadcast Sundays at 9pm.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Disabled Public Travel 06 Apr 14

    Sun, 6 Apr 14

    25 mins

    One in five disabled passengers don’t get the help they need to get off trains according to a survey by the Transport watchdog Passenger Focus. 5live Investigates hears stories from rail customers abandoned on empty trains and whisked away to places they don’t want to go to when the Passenger Assist scheme fails. The programme also hears concerns that targets to equip all passengers trains with facilities for the disabled by 2020 might not be met. Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer says the government is dealing with the fact that ‘for decades the needs of people with disabilities simply wasn’t recognised.’

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  • 5lI: Car Insurance Fraud & Flight Recorders 30 Mar 14

    Sun, 30 Mar 14

    46 mins

    5live Investigates joins the fraud squad in one of its biggest crackdowns on insurance fraud – the crimes that drive up everyone’s motor cover. Plus the son of a man killed in the Clutha Vaults helicopter tragedy in Glasgow says he can’t start grieving until he knows what caused the crash. He wants black box flight recorders to become standard in all helicopters.

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  • Charity Calls & Care Homes 23 Mar 14

    Sun, 23 Mar 14

    49 mins

    Some charities could face sanctions if they use ‘aggressive’ telephone fundraising techniques says life peer Lord Hodgson. It follows a report suggesting more people feel harassed on the telephone and on the doorstep. MP Charlie Elphicke says some charities risk alienating their supporters and a former call centre worker reveals he quit his job when his conscience got the better of him. And 5live Investigates reveals how some local authorities are removing their clients from care homes because of neglect but are then failing to pass on this vital information to other residents.

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  • Eye Surgery & Rogue Landlords 16 Mar 14

    Sun, 16 Mar 14

    48 mins

    An MP calls for tougher regulations around laser and lens replacement eye surgery and patients tell 5live Investigates about their experiences at the hands of high street providers. Steve Schallhorn, the global medical director for the market leaders Optical Express, tells the programme the company has millions of happy customers. Adrian Goldberg also asks whether local councils and the government be doing more to protect tenants from rogue landlords and tours a house investigated by the homeless and housing charity Shelter in Wolverhampton.

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  • Domestic Violence & Nuisance 9 Mar 14

    Sun, 9 Mar 14

    44 mins

    An investigation into the impact on children who witness domestic violence. New research shows more than half suffer physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect. A quarter of the kids show abusive behaviour themselves towards others - as if copying the behaviour they've grown up with. The programme reveals specialist services which provide advice and support to these children are being closed because of funding cuts. The programme also looks at how a change in the law means thousands of homeowners can no longer afford to take legal action against companies they say are blighting their lives through unwanted smells and noise

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  • Mental Health and Steroid Use. 02 Mar 14

    Sun, 2 Mar 14

    49 mins

    Mental health services need to get the same investment, planning and attention that is given to physical health says NHS England. The admission comes after a 5live investigation reveals thousands of mental health beds have been lost and psychiatrists have not been paid for carrying out assessments. Young men are increasingly using dangerous steroids to help them get the 'ripped' look. A 5live investigation reveals thousands are injecting steroids - and putting their health at risk. Some are as young as 15.

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  • Write offs that are returned to the road & bogus law firms

    Sun, 23 Feb 14

    48 mins

    A quarter of a million cars written off each year return to the roads. There are no checks on the quality of the repairs and one Police and Crime Commissioner believes they pose a risk to road users. 5 Live Investigates has identified a number of fatal accidents involving vehicles that had been written off following earlier crashes but had been repaired and returned to the road. Also is the solicitors regulator doing enough to weed out bogus law firms.

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  • Football governance & child sexual exploitation concerns 16th February, 2014

    Sun, 16 Feb 14

    47 mins

    Fans need a greater voice in football club board rooms. MPs are calling for a change in the law to make it easier for supporters to buy a stake in their club. Also, the police in Greater Manchester are investigating concerns that young girls are being groomed for sexual exploitation in private clubs and Shisha bars.

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  • Sex offender treatment and the workers not receiving Employment Tribunal awards. 09 February 2014

    Sun, 9 Feb 14

    53 mins

    A significant number of sex offenders leave prison without getting treatment, increasing the risks they will go on and re-offend, says the NSPCC. Also, one in 3 workers who win damages at an Employment Tribunal never receive a penny. Lawyers say it’s undermining the tribunal system.

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  • 5li: Bus Lane Enforcement & The Paterson Scandal 2 Feb 2014:

    Sun, 2 Feb 14

    50 mins

    Councils accused of continuing to fine motorists even when independent adjudicators say the warning signs are confusing. Also, the breast cancer scandal in the West Midlands. Lawyers raise questions about whether everyone who was treated by surgeon Ian Paterson has been called in to have their case reviewed. Mr Paterson was carrying out an unauthorised procedure that increased the risk that the cancer would recur.

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