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  • Childhood Cancer 15 Jul 14

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    A child with cancer - every parent's nightmare: Are red tape and commercial considerations standing in the way of new drugs which could mean the difference between life and death?

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  • Late Payments 08 Jul 14

    Tue, 8 Jul 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Government wants to help small business by ensuring their bills are paid on time. But can it succeed when even some public sector contracts are leaving companies in trouble?

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  • A Deadly Dilemma 01 Jul 14

    Tue, 1 Jul 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Are international regulations designed to stop money and equipment reaching terrorist organisations curtailing vital aid programmes in some of the world's most troubled regions?

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  • Yarl's Wood 24 Jun 14

    Tue, 24 Jun 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Are the hundreds of women held at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre safe? Simon Cox investigates calls for the centre to be closed amid claims of sexual abuse and poor health care.

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  • Inside the Abattoir 17 Jun 14

    Tue, 17 Jun 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Does the recent Halal meat controversy mask a bigger concern about the way our meat is killed and processed? Allan Urry investigates the grim realities of the slaughterhouse.

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  • Northern Ireland: A Bitter Legacy 10 Jun 14

    Tue, 10 Jun 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    In the run-up to another marching season, how well is Nothern Ireland dealing with the legacy of 30 years of sectarian violence?

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  • Short-selling Students? 03 June 14

    Tue, 3 Jun 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With University fees costing as much as £9,000 per year, students are demanding more value for their money. But do they always get a fair deal? Fran Abrams investigates.

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  • Practices Under Pressure 27 May 14

    Tue, 27 May 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With warnings that GP services are under threat as never before, Jenny Cuffe investigates what's described as a "perfect storm" of funding cuts, retirement and growing demand.

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  • Miscarriage of Justice 20 May 14

    Tue, 20 May 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    The Criminal Cases Review Commission is the body charged with examining potential miscarriages of justice in England and Wales. But is it up to the job? Allan Urry investigates.

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  • Street Slaves 13 May 14

    Tue, 13 May 14

    Duration:
    37 mins

    With the Government planning to introduce a Modern Slavery Bill this year, Jane Deith reveals how the homeless and other vulnerable people are being exploited for cheap labour.

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  • 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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  • A Healthy Market? 12 Nov 2013

    Tue, 12 Nov 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With the NHS inviting in private companies to deliver services, what do we know about the deals being struck? Does commercial confidentiality make public accountability impossible?

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  • Up to the Job? 5 Nov 2013

    Tue, 5 Nov 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Government's flagship Work Programme is supposed to offer a personalised service helping long term claimants off benefits and into employment. Is it measuring up to the job?

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  • Deadly Drugs 29 Oct 2013

    Tue, 29 Oct 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Why has there been a rise in deaths among people who take the drug ecstasy? Health agencies are concerned about criminals who are now cooking up their own toxic amphetamines.

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  • Homes at risk? Are Housing Associations trying to gamble their way out of a crisis? 22 Oct 2013

    Tue, 22 Oct 13

    Duration:
    37 mins

    The government wants 170,000 new affordable homes by 2015. But with social landlords under pressure from spending cuts and benefit reforms, can they deliver?

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  • Who are the British jihadists fighting in Syria and could they pose a threat to the UK? 15 Oct 2013

    Tue, 15 Oct 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Who are the British fighters in Syria - patriots helping defeat a tyrannical regime or jihadists with a more sinister agenda? And could they be a threat on their return to the UK?

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  • Winners and losers from high-speed rail? 8 Oct 13

    Tue, 8 Oct 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As the government steps up its campaign for HS2, Gerry Northam asks who will benefit and who will suffer if the project goes ahead.

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  • Electricity Prices 1 Oct 13

    Tue, 1 Oct 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    What will the Government's plan to produce more low-carbon energy do to our fuel bills?

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  • Secrecy and Surveillance 24 Sept 13

    Tue, 24 Sep 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With growing concern about the extent of state surveillance, Jenny Chryss examines the little known body that hears complaints from those who feel they've been unfairly targeted.

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  • What Price Cheap Clothes? 17 September 13

    Tue, 17 Sep 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    After the factory tragedy in which 1100 garment workers died, Jane Deith reports from Bangladesh on the response of the international companies which source cheap clothes there.

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  • A Place of Safety? 30 July 13

    Tue, 30 Jul 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Should suicides among psychiatric patients be subject to the same level of independent investigation as deaths in prison or police custody? Gerry Northam investigates.

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  • Coal Comfort? 23 July 13

    Tue, 23 Jul 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With Britain burning more and more coal it ought to be boom time for the country's remaining mines. So why is the industry here collapsing in chaos and confusion?

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  • Tobacco: The Lobbyists 16 July 13

    Tue, 16 Jul 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As the European Parliament prepares to vote on controversial new tobacco laws, Jane Deith asks whether industry lobbying is threatening to derail the legislation.

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  • Faith, Hope and...Tax Avoidance. 09 July 13

    Tue, 9 Jul 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With increasing attention on who’s paying what to the taxman, Fran Abrams asks whether we need more controls on the use of charities for tax avoidance.

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  • NHS: Pricing Patients 02 July 13

    Tue, 2 Jul 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The crisis in A&E has moved hospitals back up the political agenda. But does the real problem lie in the way they're paid for the care they're supposed to provide?

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  • Petrol Prices 25 June 13

    Tue, 25 Jun 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Are petrol prices being kept artificially high? Gerry Northam investigates claims that the international oil markets are open to manipulation.

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  • 18 June 13: Council Asset Sales

    Tue, 18 Jun 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With councils facing unprecedented budget cuts many are trying to sell land and buildings to cut costs and raise capital. But who's checking that they're getting value for money?

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  • Grooming: A Life Sentence? 11 June 13

    Tue, 11 Jun 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    In the wake of the Oxford grooming trial, Jane Deith asks whether there's enough support for victims. Who picks up the pieces after the legal process ends?

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  • Elderly Care: Neglected Questions 04 June 13

    Tue, 4 Jun 13

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Operation Jasmine was the UK's biggest police investigation into care home abuse, with 103 alleged victims. But bereaved families say justice was not done: Fran Abrams reports.

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  • Iran's Nuclear Standoff 28 May 13

    Tue, 28 May 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Iran continues to defy the UN Security Council and the IAEA - the nuclear watchdog. On the eve of its latest report concern is growing. Is Iran playing for time to develop a bomb?

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  • Superbugs 21 May 13

    Tue, 21 May 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    England's Chief Medical Officer says Superbugs which can't be treated by antibiotics are as big a threat as terrorism. Allan Urry asks if the NHS is able to cope.

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  • Rochdale Abuse: Failed Victims? 26 Mar 13

    Tue, 26 Mar 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    New guidelines are promised for police and prosecutors investigating child grooming networks but are they too late for some victims who claim their abusers are still walking free?

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  • Dangerous Hospitals? 19 Mar 13

    Tue, 19 Mar 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With investigations into high death rates in 14 hospitals, is the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, over-stretched and out of touch?

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  • Mali: Europe's Terror Threat 12 Mar 13

    Tue, 12 Mar 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As French troops continue fighting in Mali, jihadist groups warn of terror attacks against France and its supporters. Jenny Cuffe examines the threat both in France and in UK.

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  • Britain in Flood 26 Feb 13

    Tue, 26 Feb 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Has the Government done enough to protect us from flooding? Allan Urry visits some of the worst hit parts of Britain to find out why they've been so badly hit by recent heavy rain.

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  • Britain's Plutonium Mountain 19 Feb 13

    Tue, 19 Feb 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    It's decision time for the Government over what to do with a stockpile of Plutonium that some fear could be a target for terrorists. But are the options feasible or affordable?

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  • The Bill for Brussels 12 Feb 13

    Tue, 12 Feb 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Does the EU spend too much taxpayers' money on self-promotion and encouraging new countries to join?

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  • Russian Riches 5 Feb 13

    Tue, 5 Feb 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    City experts claim London is one of the routes for those laundering the proceeds of Russian crime. So how much do we know about those who come to settle here?

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  • Taxing Questions 29 Jan 13

    Tue, 29 Jan 13

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As the Government talks tough on tax, Fran Abrams looks at the reality behind the rhetoric. Have ministers given in to the demands of big business?

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  • Hospitals - Open All Hours? 22 Jan 13

    Tue, 22 Jan 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The government wants senior doctors to be more hands on at weekends and at night. Jane Deith investigates whether hospitals have the money and the staff to make it happen.

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  • Illicit Arms Trade 15 Jan 13

    Tue, 15 Jan 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Allan Urry investigates the world of illegal arms brokers and asks if Britain's weapons regulations are as effective as the Government claims.

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  • Highways Agency 20 Nov 12

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Who should manage England's motorway and major road network? With ministers wanting more private sector involvement, we ask: is it the end of the road for the Highways Agency?

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  • The Zombie Effect 13 Nov 12

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    They are known as zombie companies - barely surviving and only able to pay off the interest on their debts. Hugh Pym investigates what effect they are having on the UK economy.

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  • Second Class Patients? 06 Nov 12

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Fran Abrams asks why, after years of scandals, reports and Government promises, patients with learning difficulties are still being failed by the health service.

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  • Too Many Chiefs? 30 Oct 12

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Scotland is merging 8 constabularies into a single national police force. Why is England and Wales opting for 41 local Police and Crime Commissioners heading separate forces?

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  • Public, Private and Profitable 23 Oct 12

    Tue, 23 Oct 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As the Government's plans for West Coast rail collapse in chaos, Michael Robinson asks whether outsourcing complex public services really can deliver the big savings promised.

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  • Recoiling the Arab Spring 16 Oct 12

    Tue, 16 Oct 12

    Duration:
    37 mins

    A hardline branch of Islam, the Salafist movement has been associated with recent violent protests in Arab Spring countries. Jenny Cuffe investigates what threat it now poses to democracy in the region and also its growing influence in Europe.

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  • Alcohol Fraud 9 Oct 12

    Tue, 9 Oct 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Alcohol fraud costs the exchequer more than a billion pounds a year. Allan Urry investigates how criminals have been able to gain a foothold in the legitimate drinks market.

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  • Undercover Cops 2 Oct 12

    Tue, 2 Oct 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    How far is too far in intelligence gathering? Jane Deith meets women suing the Metropolitan Police claiming they were duped into relationships with undercover officers.

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  • Green on Blue 25 Sept 12

    Tue, 25 Sep 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With a spike in the number of British and US troops being killed by their Afghan allies, have coalition commanders been slow to identify the warning signs of Taliban infiltration?

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  • Diesel Pollution 7 Aug 12

    Tue, 7 Aug 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    After years of suspicion, diesel emissions have now been officially linked with cancer. Julian O'Halloran asks why more hasn't been done to curb this form of pollution.

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  • TB 31 July 12

    Tue, 31 Jul 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As tuberculosis continues to rise in Britain, should the NHS do more to target migrants from high-risk countries? Gerry Northam reports.

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  • Violent Soldiers and Vets 24 July 12

    Tue, 24 Jul 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Research shows that one in eight British soldiers returning from combat is at risk of displaying violent behaviour. Some of the aggression is directed towards the soldiers’ families – leading to concerns of domestic violence among the military. Jane Deith examines the impact of violent behaviour on the soldiers and their partners and asks is the Army doing enough to tackle the problem.

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  • European Funding 17 July 12

    Tue, 17 Jul 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Millions of pounds in European regeneration grant cash is earmarked for UK regions, so why are some areas struggling to get their hands on the money? Allan Urry investigates.

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  • Abuse In Sport 10 July 12

    Tue, 10 Jul 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    On the eve of the Olympics, Chris Bucker investigates the extent of sexual abuse of athletes across sport and asks if enough is being done to tackle the problem

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  • Arab Billions 3 July 12

    Tue, 3 Jul 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Have British banks been too quick to accept dodgy deposits from Arab despots and too slow to return missing billions to their rightful owners? Jenny Cuffe reports.

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  • OFSTED 26 June 12

    Tue, 26 Jun 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As Ofsted's new regime leads to more schools failing their inspections, Fran Abrams examines the reasons why a growing number are challenging the judgements.

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  • Secret Justice 19 June 12

    Tue, 19 Jun 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Reporter Gerry Northam examines the use of closed courts in the British legal system. The Government says it allows judges to hear highly sensitive evidence but campaigners say it undermines the long-established principle of open justice.

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  • NHS Queues 12 Jun 12

    Tue, 12 Jun 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Hospital waiting times are a key measure of success for the NHS. But do the official figures accurately reflect the reality for patients across the UK? In Scotland the waiting time data has been called into question after a hospital trust was exposed for manipulating the figures in order to hit its targets. There's now an investigation to see if the practice has become widespread. In England the Health Secretary has hailed latest statistics showing a fall in the number of people waiting for treatment as a great achievement. However there's evidence which suggests the pressure to meet waiting list targets is leading to gaming of the system. Jane Deith investigates.

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  • Police Racism 05 Jun 12

    Tue, 5 Jun 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Is institutional racism still alive in the police? Allan Urry investigates claims from black and Asian officers that discrimination is destroying promising careers.

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  • Witness Protection 27 Mar 12

    Tue, 27 Mar 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    After details of people under witness protection were leaked to a private investigator, Allan Urry asks whether police are doing enough to protect witnesses whose lives are at risk

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  • Public Sector Contracts 20 Mar 12

    Tue, 20 Mar 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Government says its keen to help develop British business - so why do so many public sector contracts end up going to companies outside the UK?

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  • Tax Avoidance 13 Mar 12

    Tue, 13 Mar 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Fran Abrams investigates tax avoidance schemes which cost taxpayers billions every year. Government employees, bankers, even footballers - is there anyone who isn't involved?

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  • Family Annihilation 6 march 12

    Wed, 7 Mar 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    In the last two months, four fathers have killed their partners, children and themselves. Jane Deith investigates why they decide to take such drastic action.

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  • Credit Rating Agencies 28 Feb 12

    Tue, 28 Feb 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The credit rating agencies' word is gospel to markets. But can we trust them? Hugh Pym gets inside the world of Standard and Poor's, Moody's and Fitch.

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  • Diabetes Care 21 Feb 12

    Tue, 21 Feb 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Despite pledges to tackle diabetes, why do 24,000 people die needlessly each year?

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  • File on 4: Iranian Sanctions14 FEB 02

    Tue, 14 Feb 12

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As the European Union strengthens its sanctions against Iran, Reporter Allan Urry looks at the impact on UK companies who trade with Iranian businesses.

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  • Biosecurity

    Tue, 7 Feb 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    How well protected is the UK against biological threats? Dutch and American scientists have succeeded in mutating a deadly bird-flu virus to make it easily transmissible to humans. If it got out, it could start a fatal epidemic. They keep it securely locked away in their laboratories, but want to publish the biological recipe for making it. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. government is pressing them to keep the details of their experiments secret for fear that bio-terrorists could use the organism to kill hundreds of millions of people. At the same time, a rapidly developing branch of science known as 'synthetic biology' offers dramatic possibilities for developing new vaccines and targeting many lethal diseases. But does it also increase the risk that newly-created organisms could be used for harmful purposes as the necessary research techniques spread out from authorised laboratories to a network of DIY enthusiasts?

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  • Deaths in Custody 31 Jan 12

    Tue, 31 Jan 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Inquests are hearing a new term to explain deaths in police custody: Excited Delirium. Could the diagnosis be used to cover up excessive police force? Angus Stickler investigates.

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  • Carers in Conflict 24 Jan 12

    Tue, 24 Jan 12

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Jenny Cuffe talks to the foster families left alienated by their unequal - and sometimes Kafkaesque - struggles with social services departments.

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  • Coroners Under Scrutiny 15 Nov 2011

    Tue, 15 Nov 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As campaigners call for fundamental reforms of the coronial system, Ann Alexander examines concerns about the conduct of inquests and asks whether families are getting justice.

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  • Costing the Games 08 Nov 2011

    Tue, 8 Nov 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With plans for future use of London's Olympic stadium in disarray, Allan Urry asks whether taxpayers' billions will leave a lasting legacy from the 2012 Games.

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  • An Inside Job? 01 Nov 11

    Tue, 1 Nov 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    The government wants to make prisoners work hard, pay tax and help fund victims' support. It argues this will also make then less likely to return to crime. Can its plans succeed?

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  • Cash From the Crisis 25 Oct 11

    Tue, 25 Oct 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    While G20 leaders try to avert economic disaster, Michael Robinson reveals how the pain of the Eurozone crisis presents a golden opportunity for some sophisticated investors.

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  • Unregulated Madrassa Schools 18 Oct 11

    Tue, 18 Oct 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With no regulation of part-time madrassa schools in Britain, Fran Abrams asks whether the thousands of children who go each week to study the Quran are properly protected.

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  • Changes to Planning System 11 Oct 11

    Tue, 11 Oct 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    With the Government's controversial reforms under fire from countryside campaigners, Allan Urry investigates radical changes to the planning system.

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  • Energy Prices 04 Oct 11

    Tue, 4 Oct 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Are the Big Six gas and electricity companies turning into the 'new banks' - becoming too big to fail and hindering economic recovery?

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  • NHS Procurement 27 Sep 11

    Tue, 27 Sep 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With the NHS having to make 20 billion pounds worth of efficiency savings, why is the procurement system still failing to deliver best value on basic equipment?

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  • Cyber Spies 20 Sep 11

    Tue, 20 Sep 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    File on 4 investigates the use of computer hacking by the police and security agencies and asks - is it legal?

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  • Kick Starting Recovery? 09 Aug 11

    Tue, 9 Aug 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    The government's strategy to boost local enterprise in England got off to a poor start. Vince Cable admitted it was 'Maoist and chaotic'. Can it recover to help businesses grow?

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  • Exiles in Fear 02 Aug 11

    Tue, 2 Aug 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As the UK continues to give millions of pounds in aid to Rwanda and Zimbabwe, Jenny Cuffe investigates claims those governments are threatening opponents who live in Britain.

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  • The Revolving Door 26 Jul 11

    Tue, 26 Jul 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Is there a conflict of interest when public servants take private sector jobs? Julian O'Halloran investigates the "revolving door" between government and business.

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  • A&E 19 Jul 11

    Tue, 19 Jul 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    With many NHS hospitals facing financial problems, A & E department are closing or being replaced by Urgent Care Centres. Allan Urry Investigates the impact on patients.

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  • Open Borders? 12 Jul 11

    Tue, 12 Jul 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Border Agency says new technology will help it tackle illegal immigration, as it cuts one fifth of its staff. But with problems hitting existing IT systems, will the plan work?

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  • Business As Usual? 05 Jul 11

    Tue, 5 Jul 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Are banks risking another crisis by using complex financial products?

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  • Elderly Care 28 Jun 11

    Tue, 28 Jun 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    With Britain's biggest private care home provider in financial turmoil, and councils forced to make huge cuts, Fran Abrams asks if the way we pay for elderly care is unsustainable?

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  • A Living Death 21 Jun 2011

    Tue, 21 Jun 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As a medical review begins into the care of people in a vegetative state, Ann Alexander asks whether it should be made simpler to end the life of patients in this condition.

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  • PFI Profits 14 Jun 11

    Wed, 15 Jun 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Companies are making billions of pounds in profits from a secretive trade in Private Finance Initiative contracts. But why are taxpayers able to get so little detail?

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  • The Iran Connection 07 Jun 11

    Tue, 7 Jun 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    With parts of the Arab world in turmoil, and uncertainty after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Allan Urry investigates claims Iran has been stepping up its support for terrorism.

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  • Air Crashes 05 Apr 11

    Tue, 5 Apr 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The investigation following an air disaster is supposed to make air travel safer and stop further accidents. But do the reports always get to the truth about why planes crash?

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  • Memory on Trial 29 Mar 11

    Tue, 29 Mar 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Do we understand enough about how memory works to properly assess evidence in sex abuse cases when allegations date back decades? Jackie Long speaks to victims and those accused.

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  • Organ Failure 22 Mar 11

    Tue, 22 Mar 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Three people die every day in the UK because of the shortage of organs for transplant. Is the NHS doing enough to ensure more suitable donors are available

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  • Egypt's Missing Millions

    Tue, 15 Mar 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As banks begin the task of tracing missing money stolen from the Egyptian people, Fran Abrams investigates the corruption that lay behind the Mubarak regime.

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  • Danger at Work 08 Mar 11

    Tue, 8 Mar 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    After the UK's first corporate manslaughter conviction is safety at work really improving? Morland Sanders hears claims that some employers are still too easily flouting the law.

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  • Doctors in Charge 01 Mar 11

    Tue, 1 Mar 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Government plans to hand control of the £80 billion NHS budget in England to family doctors. But are GPs good managers and do they offer value for money? Gerry Northam reports.

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  • Airport Woes 22 Feb 11

    Tue, 22 Feb 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    After the disruption caused by snow, Julian O'Halloran examines the record of airport operator BAA and asks whether Britain's airport woes run deeper than bad weather.

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  • Shaken Babies 15 Feb 11

    Tue, 15 Feb 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Andrew Hosken examines claims of a dirty tricks campaign over Shaken Baby Syndrome and hears calls from one of the country's leading pathologists for an inquiry.

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  • Bent Cops 08 Feb 11

    Tue, 8 Feb 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Following a series of trials where police officers have been jailed, Allan Urry investigates how police are drawn into crime and asks if more should be done to stop them.

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  • Tolerating the Intolerant 01 Feb 2011

    Tue, 1 Feb 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    In the wake of growing religious extremism in Pakistan, are our authorities doing enough to curb the fanatics now targeting sects and religions among Britain's ethnic minorities?

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  • Homes but no loans

    Tue, 25 Jan 11

    Duration:
    37 mins

    With banks chasing profits and affordable mortgages harder to find. Michael Robinson asks what impact the new housing freeze will have on Britain's economy.

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  • Bitter Medicine 18 JAN 11

    Tue, 18 Jan 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Legal cases brought by patients who have been harmed by drugs are notoriously difficult to win. Is the government making it almost impossible for them even to be heard in court?

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  • Europe's Missing Millions

    Tue, 30 Nov 10

    Duration:
    38 mins

    As EU member states make harsh spending cuts, Angus Stickler tracks how European funds are really being spent. Can widespread fraud and abuse be prevented?

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  • Care Homes 23 Nov 11

    Tue, 23 Nov 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As the number of care home inspectors is cut, Fran Abrams asks if enough is being done to protect the elderly from neglect and abuse.

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  • The Great Train Robbery 16 NOV 10

    Wed, 17 Nov 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As fares are set to rise again, much of the passenger criticism is aimed at the Train Operating Companies, but how much are they to blame? Allan Urry investigates.

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  • Charities - Giving and Taking

    Tue, 9 Nov 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    As part of its Big Society project, the government wants charities to play a leading role in providing public services. Can we be sure they are fit and honest enough to do the job?

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  • FileOn4:The Somali Connection

    Tue, 2 Nov 10

    Duration:
    38 mins

    How are young, British-based Somalis lured into fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked Jihadist group, al-Shabaab? Jenny Cuffe investigates.

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  • A Taxing Dilemma 26 Oct 10

    Tue, 26 Oct 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    While the government axes spending to try to balance the books, Michael Robinson reveals how some firms are slashing their UK tax bills.

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  • Foundation Hospitals 19 Oct 10

    Tue, 19 Oct 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    The NHS is meant to be shielded from the cuts that threaten huge areas of public spending. But even elite foundation hospitals are already in the red. Julian O'Halloran reports.

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  • Insolvency Practitioners 12 OCT 10

    Tue, 12 Oct 10

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Corporate undertakers. Allan Urry investigates whether insolvency practitioners measure up to the high standards expected of them when they are called in to a stricken business?

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  • Afghan security

    Tue, 5 Oct 10

    Duration:
    38 mins

    $27 billion has been spent on training the Afghan police and army, to allow British and other troops to eventually withdraw. But are they ready to take control of their country?

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