'Barbecue summer' washes up sewage
A wet July and an ageing sewer systems are compromising the quality of some of Britain's beaches, BBC's Panorama reveals.Read more about Britain's Dirty Beaches
Map: UK sewer overflow pipes
Panorama maps the locations where combined sewage overflow is known to flow onto the UK's beaches and surrounding areas.Find a sewer overflow here
Sewer overflow: the facts
Here we answer some of the key questions about combined sewer overflow pipes and the problems they pose for the UK's coastline.What is sewer overflow?
In Pictures: Burry Inlet's dying cockle fields
BBC's Panorama looks at the dying cockle flats of Wales' Burry Inlet, where the bivalves have been harvested for centuries.View the picture gallery
Environmental campaigners are calling for a change in the way sewage is managed around Britain's coast.
Dating back to Roman times, the cockle picking industry of Burry Inlet is all but dead. The BBC hears from Robert Griffiths on what he believes is the culprit.
European action over sewage pipes
Action is being taken over what is believed to be illegal amounts of sewage being washed into the sea at Torbay.Read about the European Union action
Ahead of an upcoming Panorama on sewage pollution of UK beaches, we take a look back to December 1957 when the issue was only just becoming a public concern.
One family's 'good beach' legacy
In 1957, the death of their daughter from water-borne polio led one family to fight for cleaner beaches across Britain.The Good Beach Guide's tragic beginnings
What we don't like to see beside the seasideRead about Panorama's sewage report of 1957
Your commentsRead what you had to say on Britain's Dirty Beaches
Panorama 2000 to present
If you'd like to know more about Panorama programmes dating back to 2000, including features, transcripts, video content and more, please click on the link below.Browse the Panorama archive
- Declan Lawn
- Jeremy Vine
- Andrew Bell