File on 4

File on 4

A podcast offering Radio 4's award winning, flagship investigative series File on 4.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Election Fraud 11 Mar 14

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With local authority elections due in May, File on 4 investigates claims that organised ballot rigging in some communities is skewing local election results.

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  • The Accountant Kings 04 Mar 14

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Big accountancy companies now help run many aspects of British life with contracts across the public sector. But does that always guarantee value for money for taxpayers?

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  • Deadly Hospitals? 25 Feb 14

    Tue, 25 Feb 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    What do death rates really tell us about the quality of care in your hospital? Gerry Northam has been investigating concerns that mortality statistics are not telling us the whole story.

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  • Repeat Offenders 18 Feb 14

    Tue, 18 Feb 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As government plans to reform the probation service are delayed, Danny Shaw investigates concerns about how the changes will be implemented and whether they will cut reoffending.

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  • Flooding: Best Laid Plans? 11 Feb 14

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Winter storms have caused serious disruption on the railways, roads and airports. How well prepared is Britain’s transport infrastructure to cope with the worst of the weather?

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  • Cut-Price Care 04 Feb 14

    Tue, 4 Feb 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Councils are driving down the cost of home care but where does that leave the elderly and vulnerable who rely on it for their daily needs? File on 4 investigates.

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  • Food Fraud 28 Jan 14

    Tue, 28 Jan 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Gerry Northam investigates the extent of food fraud across the UK and reports from Brussels on whether the EU has learned enough lessons from the horsemeat scandal.

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  • Default by Design? 21 Jan 14

    Tue, 21 Jan 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With a report due shortly on claims that The Royal Bank of Scotland profited by forcing some viable businesses into insolvency, Jane Deith hears from some of those affected.

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  • Liquid Assets 14 Jan 14

    Tue, 14 Jan 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Ofwat, the water regulator, will be giving water companies in England and Wales an indication of how much they can raise their prices for the next five years. But how easy is it to find out where the money from your bill goes? Lesley Curwen investigates.

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  • Chemical Weapons 07 Jan 14

    Tue, 7 Jan 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Syria's stockpiles of nerve gas are being destroyed, but are there enough international controls to stop other rogue states and terrorists getting the chemicals to make their own?

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