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)

  • Child Malnutrition 16 Nov 14

    Sun, 16 Nov 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    As a charity warns children in Britain are facing a silent epidemic of hunger, we reveal youngsters have been treated hundreds of times for malnutrition in hospital. Also, forty years on, solicitors acting for relatives of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings seek an inquest into their deaths in the hope of finding new leads to catch the killers.

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  • Supermarkets 09 Nov 2014

    Sun, 9 Nov 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    The large supermarkets are accused of blighting some town centres by failing to deliver on plants to build new retail facilities. Also, the military fund raisers who are keeping the lion’s share of the money they raise. And the probation officers using lie detectors to keep the public safe from sex offenders – but can the technology be trusted?

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  • Probation Services 02 Nov 14

    Sun, 2 Nov 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    The government wants to put more offenders on probation. But frontline staff say the reorganisation is causing chaos putting staff and the public at risk.

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  • Brain Tumours 26 Oct 14

    Sun, 26 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    GPs are being stopped from sending patients directly for early diagnostic tests that would show brain cancer - despite Ministers saying people need to be diagnosed more quickly.

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  • 19 Oct 14 Scottish Power cashback and Fit and Proper Person checks in football

    Sun, 19 Oct 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    A confidential liquidator's report accuses Scottish Power of reneging on a promise to pay cashback to 600,000 customers who’d bought extended warranties. Under the warranty, they could get their money back if they didn't make a claim over a 5 year period. But the companies running the warranty scheme went bust, accusing Scottish Power of failing to honour an undertaking to indemnify cashback pay-outs. Scottish Power denies any improper improper conduct. Also, the rules that are meant to stop dodgy directors taking over football clubs - but are they effective.

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  • Sexting 05 Oct 14

    Sun, 5 Oct 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Sexting is on the increase among teenagers -and is spreading to primary schools. But are teachers alerting pupils to the dangers of sending intimate selfies to classmates?

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  • Disability Hate Crime 21 Sept 14

    Sun, 21 Sep 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    The former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald says we're still failing victims of disability hate crime - 18 months after a damning review of the criminal justice system recommended an overhaul of how we handle cases. He says that our approach to crimes against the disabled in 2014 is in the same place that race hate crime was before the murder of Stephen Lawrence 21 years ago. He adds the Crown Prosecution Service is still failing to keep accurate records of the crimes and prosecutors aren't pushing hard enough for sentence 'uplifts' in cases where disability is a motivating factor. The CPS says it is about to address the recommendations in the Joint Criminal Justice Review which was published in March 2013.

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  • Crisis in Social Care 14 Sept 14

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    As 5 live Investigates returns for a new series - Adrian Goldberg reports on a crisis in social care. With budgets slashed and demand soaring, charities say hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are being cast adrift.

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  • Gulf War Illness & Assaults on Prison Staff 4 May 14

    Sun, 4 May 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    A former soldier wins Legal Aid in his fight to identify what caused his Gulf War illness. He's hoping to go to court to force the Ministry of Defence to reveal what it knew of the risks the vaccines given to soldiers being deployed to the first Gulf War might have posed. And Government figures reveal a sharp rise in the number of prison staff assaulted over the past year. What's causing the increase in attacks?

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  • Parental Child Abduction & Broadband

    Sun, 27 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    The legal loophole making it difficult to prevent parental child abduction. Cross-cultural relationships are on the increase - but when those partnerships break down, is enough being done to protect the interests of any children involved? And the small businesses identifying poor internet connections as a barrier to growth.

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