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.

              • Updated:
                Weekly
              • Episodes available:
                Indefinitely help

              Subscribe for free

              Subscribe to this podcast and automatically receive the latest episodes.

              More help with subscribing

              Recent episodes (10)

              • Aid to Nepal 21 May 15

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Aid is pouring in to Nepal in the wake of the earthquake. But in a country where corruption is endemic, will the money go where it is intended? Simon Cox investigates. Producer: Ben Crighton

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • Drug Resistance 07 May 15

                Thu, 7 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Peter Marshall investigates why drug resistance is now regarded by the UK government as one of the biggest threats to public safety.

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • Sexism in the City 30 Apr 15

                Thu, 30 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                A City banker gets a £3 million payout for sex discrimination at work. Simon Cox asks why such cases still happen despite laws to prevent it. What's the impact on those involved? This programme contains strong language.

                Download 14MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • The Satanic Cult That Wasn't 23 Apr 15

                Thu, 23 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                How claims of a Satanic abuse cult in a North London suburb went global, but turned out to be untrue. Melanie Abbott investigates.

                Download 14MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • Sharia Law in Britain 16 Apr 15

                Thu, 16 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Britain's sharia councils are to be reviewed by the government. Reporter Jenny Chryss asks if it is possible to regulate Islamic law in the UK.

                Download 14MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • Are Russian sanctions dangerous for Britain? 09 Apr 15

                Thu, 9 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                EU sanctions on Russia are up for renewal. The Report asks should the UK be backing them.

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • The Murder of Meredith Kercher 02 Apr 15

                Thu, 2 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are cleared for a second time of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, Ruth Alexander examines the case against them.

                Download 14MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • 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.

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • 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."

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              • 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.

                Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

              Terms of Use

              The BBC Podcasts are for your personal non-commercial use only.

              All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the BBC Podcasts shall remain the property of the BBC or third parties. You may not edit, alter, adapt or add to the BBC Podcast in any way. The BBC Podcasts are made available by the BBC on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Podcast. To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of, or connected to, the download or use of the BBC Podcasts.

               

              See the full Standard Licence Terms here.

              Play recent episodes

              You may also like

              Today in Parliament

              • News
              • Factual > Politics

              BBC correspondents report from Westminster on the most significant of the day's stories in Parliament.

              No episodes available

              27 minutes

              Westminster Hour

              • News
              • Factual > Politics

              The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis. Presenter Carolyn Quinn is joined by politicians and journalists every Sunday night at 10pm on BBC Radio 4.

              Sun, 17 May 15

              35 minutes

              Genres

              Stations
              Categories
              Schedules