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The War on Loan Sharks

Documentary following the work of a small but dedicated team who work tirelessly to protect people from the devastating consequences of illegal money lending.

Documentary. As households struggle to make ends meet, illegal money lenders are preying on the vulnerable by encouraging them to take out unlicensed loans, charging huge interest rates and then using extreme levels of violence, intimidation and shame to make them pay.

This progamme hears from the victims who are still living with the terrifying consequences of their borrowing and meets some who are fighting back. While business is booming for the loan sharks, the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team has never been more urgent. We follow this small but dedicated team from the moment a call comes into the hotline, through intelligence gathering, dawn raids, arrests and convictions in their battle to stop loan sharks in their tracks.

50 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Feb 2017 02:25


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Nils Frahm


  • 00:05

    Jon Hopkins


    Remix Artist: Four Tet.
  • 00:07



  • 00:12

    The Cinematic Orchestra


  • 00:16

    Nils Frahm

    Said & Done

  • 00:18

    Jon Hopkins


  • 00:22

    Agnes Obel

    I Keep A Close Watch

  • 00:25

    Ravi Shankar

    Channels and Winds

  • 00:28

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    Burn Out

  • 00:29

    Four Tet

    There Is Love In You

  • 00:31

    Roots Manuva

    All Things

  • 00:34

    Nils Frahm

    For - Peter - Toilet Brushes - More 

  • 00:40


    And We Dance

  • 00:35

    Nils Frahm


  • 00:46

    Mazzy Star

    Into Dust

  • 00:47

    Agnes Obel

    Falling, Catching

  • 00:49

    London Grammar

    Stay Awake

  • 00:50

    Four Tet

    This Unfolds

  • 00:51

    Agnes Obel



Role Contributor
Director Adam Kaleta
Producer Rachel Drummond-Hay
Editor Tim Thompsett
Executive Producer Tamsin Summers
Production Company Drummer Television


  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 22:45
  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 23:10
  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 23:15
  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 23:45
  • Sat 11 Feb 2017 02:25