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)

  • Maria Miller's Expenses 17 Apr 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The MPs' expenses debacle has claimed another victim - 5 years after the initial revelations. Reporter Melanie Abbott investigates the story behind Maria Miller's resignation.

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  • The truth about statins 10 Apr 14

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are already taken by around 1 in 7 adults in the UK. Reporter Tom Esslemont investigates plans for a dramatic increase in prescribing.

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  • The mystery of flight 370 03 Apr 14

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    It may never be known why MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of everyone on board. Melanie Abbott asks how a plane can disappear in the 21st Century, and why nearly a month on we are still no nearer to solving the mystery of what happened on that flight.

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  • Marius the Giraffe: Zoogenics? 27 Feb 14

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The killing of Marius the giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo sparked a global outcry. Hannah Barnes asks whether what the Danes did in public is happening in secret in British zoos.

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  • Who Killed Meredith Kercher? 20 Jan 14

    Thu, 20 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is Amanda Knox really guilty of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher? Ruth Alexander travels to Italy to investigate.

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  • Ofsted 13 Jan 14

    Thu, 13 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    After a turbulent few weeks for those at the top of the schools' watchdog, Phil Kemp asks if this public row has distracted from the real struggle going on at Ofsted.

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  • Turkey - the Gulen movement 06 Feb 14

    Thu, 6 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Gulen movement, Turkey's most influential Islamic network, helped bring the ruling AK Party to power in 2002. Now it threatens to bring it down. Edward Stourton investigates.

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  • Dieudonne: France's most dangerous comedian? 30 Jan 14

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What does the popularity of controversial comedian Dieudonne tell us about France today? Helen Grady meets some of his supporters and those who think he's a dangerous anti-Semite.

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  • Oakwood Prison 23 Jan 14

    Thu, 23 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oakwood Prison has faced a troubled history since it opened in April 2012, with several rooftop protests and a number of damning reports into its operation. Hannah Barnes investigates the disorder at the prison earlier this month and asks whether the situation there is indicative of wider problems in Britain's prison system.

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  • The seven-day health service 16 Jan 14

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wesley Stephenson asks what compromises the NHS will have to make to provide week-round services in a time of unprecedented financial pressures.

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