The Truth About Happy Hour

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Duration: 30 minutes

Panorama visits the town tackling binge drinking with a radical new approach.

Richard Bilton looks at reclaiming Britain's town centres from the drunk and violent, with the bar that makes it too difficult to get drunk and the battle against cheap drink promotions.

  • Minimum alcohol prices for Oldham

    The Lancashire town is trying to enforce the 75p a unit minimum as part of its fight against alcohol-related violence.

    Read Richard Bilton's feature here
  • The danger of a drunken punch

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    Panorama visits Oldham's A&E department on a busy Friday night and meets a victim of an unprovoked attack by a drunk man.

  • Noctis: Why the price of drink isn't right

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    The executive director of Noctis, the UK trade body for bars and clubs, tells Panorama why he thinks the sale of alcohol at rock bottom prices is wrong.

  • The bar that won't let you get too drunk

    Richard Bilton takes a look at how bars in Oldham could be forced to change the way they serve drinks. Oldham Council says bars must adopt the new model if they want to sell cut-price alcohol below 75p a unit. The Lancashire town is trying to fight back the recent spike in alcohol-related violence.

    Watch Richard Bilton on how the bar works
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Richard Bilton
Jeremy Vine
Jim Booth


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