Undercover - Hate on the Doorstep

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Duration: 30 minutes

Bullied, attacked and racially-abused more than fifty times in eight weeks. That's the experience of two British Asian reporters posing as a couple and living undercover on a housing estate in Britain during summer 2009.

In a shocking insight into race hate and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods, Tamanna Rahman was pelted with glass and stones and threatened with a brick during an attempted mugging by an 11-year-old boy. Her "husband," Amil Khan, was punched in the head. Yet the head of the government's equality watchdog has said that having a neighbour of a different ethnic background isn't an issue any more.

Panorama investigates the truth about racism and anti-social behaviour in Britain today.

Contains racially offensive language.

  • Undercover: Hate on the Doorstep

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    Bullied, attacked and racially-abused more than 50 times in eight weeks. That was the experience of two British Muslim reporters posing undercover as a couple in Bristol over the summer.
    Panorama investigates the truth about racism and anti-social behaviour in Britain.

  • Caught on camera: 11-year-old mugger

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    Caught on camera - the moment an 11-year-old tried to mug Tamanna Rahman, an undercover Panorama reporter who spent eight weeks

  • Reduced to a four-letter word

    Tamanna Rahman spent two months living on a Bristol housing estate for the BBC's Panorama programme Undercover: Hate on the Doorstep.

    Here she explains her reasons for agreeing to take part in the programme and describes how it felt to be a daily target of racist abuse, both physical and verbal. Her report contains details of racial abuse.

    Read about Tamanna's experience
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Jeremy Vine
Tamanna Rahman
Amil Khan
Karen Wightman


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