The Report

The Report

Uncovering the real stories behind the news. Simon Cox and fellow reporters delve beneath the headlines. The Report airs every Thursday evening at 8pm on Radio 4 for 38 weeks a year. The programme lasts 28 minutes.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Tony Blair: Farewell to the Quartet 26 Mar 15

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As Tony Blair prepares to step down from his diplomatic role in the Middle East, Simon Cox asks why the former prime minister is going and what he has achieved.

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  • Trouble at The Telegraph 19 Mar 15

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Daily Telegraph's political commentator, Peter Oborne, resigned in February 2015, accusing the paper of shying away from stories that might upset its advertisers. Robin Aitken asks whether this is fair and traces the Telegraph's evolution from a broadsheet newspaper to a multimedia "news content provider."

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  • The Truth About Fat 12 Mar 15

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    There is no link between saturated fat and heart disease, according to a recent report in a respected scientific journal. So why has official public health advice for the past decades recommended a low fat diet? Adrian Goldberg investigates.

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  • Anti-Semitism in the UK: Is It Growing? 05 Mar 15

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Anti-Semitism in the UK: Simon Cox investigates the changing face of prejudice against Jewish people after lethal attacks elsewhere in Europe.

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  • French, Republican and Muslim, Insha’Allah? 29 Jan 15

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    France is urging its Muslim population to be more French. But, Helen Grady asks, does this insistence on secularism leave them any space for being a Muslim?

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  • Germany, Islam and the new Right 22 Jan 15

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Germany's new anti-Islamisation movement, Pegida, is attracting a middle-aged following to its weekly marches around the country. Catrin Nye travels to the city of Dresden and meets its founder.

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  • CIA Torture - What Did Britain Know? 15 Jan 15

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Last month's Senate report on the CIA and torture raises important issues for Britain. Is enough being done to investigate the possible involvement of UK intelligence agencies?

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  • Islamic State 08 Jan 15

    Thu, 8 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Aimen Dean left school in Saudi Arabia to fight jihad in Bosnia in the 1990s. But with the rise of al Qaeda he became disillusioned with his comrades’ drift towards terrorism. He joined al Qaeda – but working undercover for the British government. Despite Dean’s defection, IS supporters still debate with him. In The Report he gives us a unique insight into the workings of Islamic State.

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  • Rape: Prosecuting Accusers 18 Dec 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Do prosecutions for false accusations of rape deter women from coming forward, or is it the best way to get justice for men who go through the ordeal of clearing their name? Melanie Abbott asks whether the police are properly investigating accusations and whether the Crown Prosecution Service has got the balance right.

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  • Private schools and public benefit 11 Dec 14

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, has caused controversy by arguing that private schools that don't have partnerships with their state counterparts should lose their business rates relief. But how easy is it to discover what partnerships are happening? And do they do any good? Simon Cox investigates.

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