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File on 4

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Recent episodes (10)

  • No Place of Safety 03 Mar 15

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Fran Abrams reports from a secure children's home and investigates growing concern over the shortage of places for children who pose a danger to themselves or others.

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  • Insuring Child Abuse 24 Feb 15

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With a growing number of compensation claims arising from cases of grooming and historic sexual abuse, Tim Whewell investigates the role which insurance companies play.

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  • ISIS: Looting for Terror 17 Feb 15

    Tue, 17 Feb 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As evidence grows that major historical sites are being looted in Syria, how much are groups such as Islamic State profiting from the global trade in illicit antiquities?

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  • Asylum Seekers 10 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Stories of asylum seekers living in fancy hotels have hit the headlines, but are they a symptom of bigger failings in the system for housing and supporting refugees?

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  • 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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