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)

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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