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File on 4

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Where have all the Nurses gone? 27 Jan 15

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Where have all the nurses gone? In the middle of a winter crisis why is the NHS so short of staff and how much is it costing to plug the gaps?

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  • Benefit Sanctions 20 Jan 15

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Benefit sanctions are among the reasons for the use of food banks. Allan Urry investigates the sanctions system and asks why so many people feel they've been unfairly penalised.

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  • Prison Violence 13 Jan 15

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Violence in many of Britain's prisons is at a record high. Twenty five years after the Strangeways riots, is the system again reaching breaking point?

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  • Continuing Healthcare: The "Secret Fund" 18 Nov 14

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Is demand for continuing nursing care about to tip health service finances over the edge? The Government is creating a long-term care fund but does it have a long-term future?

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  • Dirty Secrets 11 Nov 14

    Tue, 11 Nov 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Criminals are said to be making a billion pounds a year in the UK by illegally dumping waste. Is law enforcement up to the job of stopping them? Allan Urry investigates.

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  • Private Equity: Winners and Losers 04 Nov 14

    Tue, 4 Nov 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The collapse of some major high-street names have left thousands jobless and cost the taxpayer millions. File on 4 looks at the role of the firms' private equity backers.

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  • The Last Taboo? 28 Oct 14

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    After recent cases in which Asian men were convicted of grooming white girls, Manveen Rana asks whether there is also a hidden problem of child sex abuse within Asian communities.

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  • Ebola 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Simon Cox investigates why it took so long for the world to wake up to the threat of Ebola. He asks what mistakes were made and if enough is being done now?

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  • NHS: Testing the Market 14 Oct 14

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    In its biggest outsourcing to date, the NHS in England has invited bidders for contracts to run cancer and end-of-life care in parts of the Midlands. Hugh Pym investigates.

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  • Fraud: The Thin Blue Line 07 Oct 14

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Are official crime figures failing to capture the rise in fraud? Danny Shaw investigates and asks whether the police have the resources and expertise to tackle the problem.

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