Britain's men are the fattest in Europe, our women are the second fattest, and our children are getting fatter younger. So why has Downing Street diluted its obesity strategy? Dispatches investigates.
With personal debt at an all-time high, Morland Sanders asks if more could be done to help families kick the spending addiction
The government promised to fix so-called neighbours from hell with its Troubled Families Programme, but Dispatches meets families who say it has had no real impact
The wealth gap between young and old has become a defining feature of our times. Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson reveals new figures showing the extent of the gap and investigates its causes.
Dispatches investigates the anti-abortion movement in the UK
Antony Barnett investigates Momentum and those seeking to influence the Labour Party, just days before the declaration of whether Jeremy Corbyn has retained his leadership
Matt Frei explores how the US presidential contest is shaping up to be one of the most brutal in living memory, and asks if Donald Trump can make it all the way to the White House
Harry Wallop investigates why not enough homes have been built, despite promises to increase housing in the UK. Just how committed are the government to easing the housing crisis?
Reporter Morland Sanders finds a shadowy workforce of North Koreans in mainland Europe who could end up working in UK fields and factories post-Brexit
With new evidence indicating that some cars might not perform as well in crashes as their safety rating suggests, Dispatches investigates whether we can trust manufacturers and testers with car safety
Billions of pounds of taxpayers' money go into the academy school system. Dispatches investigates the finances of academies, and discovers big salaries and generous expenses.
Post-Brexit, falling long-term interest rates are increasing pressure on pension schemes. Will there be more companies like BHS who struggle to meet their pension commitments?
Seyi Rhodes investigates the rising tide of racism in post-Brexit Britain, revealing the scale of the abuse and uncovering dramatic recordings of physical and verbal attacks
The National Living Wage was supposed to mean a pay increase for some of Britain's poorest workers, but is everyone really getting richer?
An experienced social worker goes undercover in Birmingham City Council's children's services department, revealing the problems faced by the people responsible for the safety of vulnerable children
Harry Wallop goes undercover to learn the secrets of a major player in the travel business. Are low fares all that they seem? Are you getting the best deal?
As the war against Isis intensifies and Syrian troops retake Palmyra, a battle to stop the terrorist group cashing in on looted antiquities is being waged in the UK. Dispatches investigates.
Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are having to apply for the new Personal Independence Payment benefit and many claim it is deeply unfair. Ade Adepitan investigates the new benefit.
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the home care services that some of Britain's most vulnerable pensioners receive, as the industry is squeezed by rising costs and slashed budgets
From Creme Egg controversies to foreign manufacturing, Dispatches lifts the lid on what's been happening to Cadbury since its controversial takeover by American giant Kraft
Private landlords have become a major provider of accommodation to tenants on housing benefit. While many provide good homes, Dispatches confronts some rogue landlords, who are playing the system.
As the government looks to extend the right-to-buy to housing association tenants, Dispatches reveals how council homes have become a goldmine for a few, amid fears of the death of social housing
Morland Sanders investigates hidden pollution hotspots, learns that we can breathe in far more pollution than official figures suggest, and uncovers research indicating how dangerous pollution can be
With demand for ambulance services at an all-time high, many ambulance trusts are failing to meet their response time targets. What effect is this having on patients?
Actor Greg Wise uses undercover filming to investigate tax avoidance, inviting financial advisors into his home to find out how they advise wealthy clients to minimise their tax bills
As how we shop changes, we increasingly rely on parcel firms to deliver our shopping. But as the number of items delivered has risen, so have complaints. Dispatches goes undercover to investigate.
Some people in the wealthiest areas of Britain are outliving those in the poorest by 18 years. Dr Christian Jessen investigates the high-end health industry that seeks to help the rich live longer.
The remarkable and uplifting story of five extraordinary children in Sierra Leone who beat the Ebola virus and overcame loss and stigma to rebuild their lives
Roughly 800 companies hold royal warrants, and are said to make £4 billion extra a year because of it. With so much at stake, Dispatches examines the system that grants this regal seal of approval.
Who's really benefiting from the 3,000,000 apprenticeships the Government has promised? Dispatches investigates whether high-profile companies are paying ultra-low wages in return for poor training.
The Government has committed to building a million new houses by 2020. Dispatches investigates what impact the rush to put up new housing will have on the quality of these homes.
While Tesco and other big supermarkets falter, Aldi gets stronger and was named Supermarket of the Year. Do they always deliver great value on quality and service without compromise?
With cuts to Working Tax Credits planned, Tazeen Ahmed examines a pilot scheme that aims to encourage working people who receive benefits to boost their income and reduce their dependency on the state
Millions of us are plagued by nuisance callers flogging things we don't want. Dispatches goes undercover to find out how the cold calling trade works, and reveals how people are fighting back.
Dispatches investigates well-funded global networks that are supporting a wave of anti-gay laws around the world, including the World Congress of Families in the USA
This Dispatches special exposes the brutal regime suffered by millions of women living under Isis, and the extraordinary story of a secret underground network trying to save them
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As Britain's pensioner population soars, Michael Buerk investigates whether the public can continue to rely on the state to support us in our old age
Reporter Antony Barnett uncovers unknown deals between cash-strapped councils and banks that are costing taxpayers millions of pounds a year
Kids in Crisis meets families from across the UK whose children are being separated from them to receive treatment for mental health issues, sometimes hundreds of miles from home
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Tazeen Ahmad uncovers worrying inaccuracies in salt content food labelling, and examines how food companies have influenced government plans to reduce our salt consumption
From million-pound flats to 'poor doors', Dispatches explores how rising house prices can transform our communities, and what impact the right to buy law will have on the growing property divide
From primary schools to universities, reporter Seyi Rhodes investigates how some teachers, pupils and students are bending exam rules and sometimes cheating the system
With interest rates at their lowest for 300 years, Dispatches highlights the crisis facing many of Britain's 40 million savers, and asks: where should you put your money?
Dispatches goes undercover in one of Britain's biggest rail operators, investigating ticket prices, overcrowding and compensation, and revealing what the rail companies don't tell their passengers
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the hidden cost of the clothes, shoes and discount gear that have helped Sports Direct buck the high street trend, making billions for Mike Ashley
A special undercover investigation into politics in the run-up to the General Election
Following cuts to the defence budget, can the UK defend itself against a range of new threats, from terror groups like IS to Russian bombers close to UK airspace?
The government say their flagship benefit, Universal Credit, is working well and is helping people into work. Critics say it is a shambles. Dispatches goes undercover to investigate.
Reporter Liz MacKean investigates Britain's new benefits regime and asks what life is really like for those hit with penalties
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Dispatches investigates the behaviour of politicians in Westminster
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the private companies issuing more than 2.5 million parking tickets a year. It's a booming industry, thanks to new camera technology and changes in the law.
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Motorists were promised diesel would be the cheap, green fuel of the future, but it turns out that's not the case. Why did politicians encourage the 'dash for diesel'?
From April 2015, people over 55 will be able to take as much as they want from their private pensions. Michael Buerk examines the consequences, and the firms that are courting pension holders.
Dispatches investigates the consequences of rapid house price rises, for buyers and sellers, and asks how 2014's property boom will change the face of our towns and cities
Dispatches goes deep inside camps in Calais to investigate the gangs that are making big money by smuggling illegal immigrants into Britain
Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson exposes a growing inequality in British society, exploring new gulfs in earnings, education, prospects and life expectancy
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Some leading scientists are warning that some types of commonly consumed rice contain worrying levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Morland Sanders investigates.
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Universal credit is meant to save money and make it easier for welfare claimants to return to work. But claimants and benefits staff tell Dispatches the system isn't working.
Channel 4's Dispatches reveals the other side of Nigeria's war on Islamist terror: a campaign by Nigeria's security forces against civilians that's so violent it could constitute war crimes
How many times have you been to the doctor for something you could have sorted out yourself? With the NHS under real strain Dispatches investigates those who are over-using our health system.
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Channel 4 Dispatches. Fed up with receiving repeated telephone calls asking for charity donations? Dispatches goes undercover to reveal the secrets of telephone fundraising call centres.
Morland Sanders examines working conditions, hygiene and health and safety at key supermarket suppliers, asking who's paying the price for cheap food
Harry Wallop examines the secrets of Aldi and Lidl's success, and asks if we can trust the big four supermarkets' offers as they fight back in a price war
Dispatches tells the full story of the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine after appearing to be struck by a missile. Who shot it down and what will the consequences be?
Dispatches goes undercover to question the role of faith communities in our schools. The programme hears from those at the heart of the 'Trojan Horse' controversy in Birmingham.
Antony Barnett goes on the campaign trail with both sides of the Scottish independence debate to investigate claims of dubious tactics and misinformation
Multipack deals mean a pint of lager can cost less than 70p. Antony Barnett examines how our drinking habits have changed and the true cost of cheap alcohol.
Morland Sanders goes undercover to expose world football's problem with match-fixing, and asks: can you trust the game you're watching?
Dispatches investigates how the police handle one of the most sensitive areas of policing: complaints of police racism. Ade Adepitan meets people who've made complaints but feel they've been let down.
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While politicians continue to argue about why so many kids are experiencing food poverty, Channel 4 Dispatches asked three children to reveal how it feels when the cupboards are sometimes bare
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Dispatches goes undercover in the ad world, creating a high-sugar drink to see who's willing to promote it to young children, and revealing the tricks of the trade. Harry Wallop investigates.
For the first time, insiders expose the power, the bullying and the financial unaccountability of the Police Federation
Reporter Antony Barnett reveals the huge amounts of sugar, calories and, in some cases, high amounts of fat, in some of Britain's best-known low and reduced-fat foods
Amanda Holden was helped through her miscarriage and stillbirth by caring professionals. In this Dispatches, she investigates the treatment of some couples who are not so lucky.
Morland Sanders investigates the criminal gangs moving into the food business, the profits that can be made by substituting fake foods, and how the authorities are struggling to battle food fraud
Reporter Morland Sanders goes undercover to reveal the extent of racism and homophobia in top-flight English football, both in the stands and online
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How accurate is the information used to compile your credit report and what happens if there is a mistake in it? Dispatches goes undercover in the UK's largest credit reference agency to find out.
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Dispatches investigates the cost and consequences of financial penalties imposed on hospitals when government targets to treat emergency cases are missed
Reporter Seyi Rhodes travels the country to meet those affected by the controversial bedroom tax welfare change and those supposed to be implementing it
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This Dispatches documentary has unique access to vigilante gangs that target gay men and women in Russia. It depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation.
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The floods that recently hit Britain have caused misery for thousands, but what's actually in the flood water that has engulfed our towns and streets?
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Is Britain addicted to sugar? Dispatches investigates how sugar affects the way our brains work and exposes how the food industry has rapidly increased the sugar in many of our favourite foods.
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Can you really buy big brand names on the cheap? Dispatches lifts the lid on the shops promising luxury labels for less.
Obesity costs the NHS over £5 billion a year. Weight loss surgery could help save huge sums, but could NHS England's reforms lead to a reduction in these procedures?
Michael Buerk investigates the threats to the income we can expect to receive in our golden years, and examines alternatives to pensions
This programme follows Jiro Ishimaru, a journalist who risks his freedom to train undercover cameramen in North Korea and expose the truth of life there
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Surgeon Ian Paterson stands accused of performing inadequate operations on hundreds of NHS breast cancer victims. Reporter Tazeen Ahmad asks why it took 17 years to stop him.
Dispatches looks at the impact of the rising fuel costs and what you need to know about cutting your bill
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As house prices soar once again and the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme kicks in early, Channel 4 Dispatches goes undercover to investigate this property market boom
Morland Sanders meets employees of some large British businesses who say they're paying for the bosses' cost-cutting measures. While profits have gone up, their working conditions may never recover.
Liberal MP Cyril Smith was knighted in life and celebrated in death. Dispatches reporter Liz MacKean investigates Smith's paedophilia and uncovers the inaction which allowed Smith to abuse for years.
Reporter Seyi Rhodes hears from pilots of Europe's biggest airline about their concerns around passenger safety
Dispatches exposes the new tricks used by marketeers to plug brands, from buying fake Facebook 'likes' and YouTube 'views' to influencing social media conversations
Two undercover reporters reveal worrying failings in the new NHS 111 call system, with evidence of patients left waiting, concerns about training, and staff shortages
Dispatches meets some of the many children who have been convicted of fighting for the Taliban, to document their experiences and tell their diverse stories
Channel 4 Dispatches examines allegations that South Africa's police have beaten and tortured suspects and brutally suppressed anti-government protests
In 2012 Prince Charles earned more than £18 million from the Duchy of Cornwall, but how much do we know about this secretive estate? A Channel 4 Dispatches investigation reveals the scale.
Dispatches exposes the shocking story of Britain's secret police and how undercover officers reportedly used sex and lies to spy on members of the public
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Antony Barnett reveals details of spending local authorities wished you didn't know about, from expensive cars to foreign trips, five-star hotels and golf lessons
New diabetes drugs could treat obesity. But are they associated with an increased risk of cancer? Consult your doctor before stopping or changing your medication.
Matt Frei investigates whether the terror incidents in Boston and Woolwich mark a new chapter in the battle against terrorism
The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs follows - with unprecedented access - Telford police in Operation Chalice, which was to become one of the biggest child sex abuse cases in the UK
The full story of Jennifer Mills-Westley, the British grandmother who was attacked and beheaded in Tenerife, as her family speak out in detail for the first time
With shoppers increasingly relying on private parcel companies to deliver online purchases, Dispatches goes undercover to find out why couriers sometimes fail to deliver.
Dispatches examines how dozens of fraudsters, drug dealers and money launderers continue to enjoy the high life after being convicted of serious crimes
Olly Lambert has spent weeks living deep inside Syrian territory - with both government and opposition supporters - to explore how the two-year-old conflict is tearing communities apart
With reports that there remains a large backlog of immigration cases not dealt with, Morland Sanders investigates whether Britain's immigration system is fit for purpose
In this Dispatches, Dr Christian Jessen discovers that junior doctors across Britain say they are still regularly working up to 100 hours a week in spite of 2010 European regulations
Michael Buerk investigates claims that Britain's pensioners are part of an untouchable group when it comes to government welfare cuts and that some should not be receiving any help at all
Designer dogs are all the rage, but Dispatches has discovered a darker side to this canine phenomenon: thousands of puppies are being imported illegally into Britain every year from Eastern Europe
Dispatches investigates the truth behind allegations that tens of thousands of seriously ill people have been put on a pathway to death when they could have had months or even years to live
The Disability Living Allowance helps three million people with disabilities to work. Ade Adepitan examines government plans to reduce the number of claimants.
How have Britain's meat supplies become so contaminated with horse meat, who is to blame, and what impact will this have on our health and eating habits?
As the government unveils plans to increase the number of children each nursery staff member is allowed to look after, Dispatches investigates whether parents can really trust their child's nursery
Dispatches tells the full story of Plebgate. We have the first interview with Andrew Mitchell since the revelations and reveal fresh evidence of information known by key individuals at the time.
A victim of child sex abuse in a British religious community goes undercover to expose the way his community has for decades been dealing with paedophilia
Journalist Jane Moore talks to food experts, dieters and scientists to assess just how effective the UK's largest diet brand Weight Watchers' diet plans and food products are
Dispatches conducts a nationwide fruit and veg experiment to find out if you could save money by heading to the market, the shop next door, or even a different branch of the same supermarket
Dispatches follows presenter Tim Lovejoy, a divorced father of two, as he investigates the current situation surrounding shared parenting following divorce or separation
Harry Wallop investigates claims that major insurers cash in when you have a crash, through lucrative referral fees and rebate deals, sometimes at the expense of doing what's best for you and your car
Channel 4 News's Washington Correspondent, Matt Frei, reports from the scene of one of America's worst mass shooting at a primary school in Newton, Connecticut, where 20 children and seven adults died
In early 2012, the number of fraudulent attacks on credit and debit cards almost doubled. Dispatches reveals that some banks are refusing to accept liability if the account's Pin has been compromised.
Dispatches tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Dalai Lama's visit to Britain, and reveals details of how British politicians are influenced by the Chinese government
Jonathan Miller travels to Rwanda to investigate what British taxes have paid for, and to ask what our government has achieved with the influence our aid supposedly buys us
Two years after the MPs expenses scandal, Dispatches examined whether MPs were still abusing the system. The investigation discovers a system still with problems and a lack of transparency.
In November 2011, Neil Percival Heywood died in a remote Chinese city. His death has gone on to shake China's Communist Party to the core. Dispatches exposes a tale of sexual intrigue and corruption.
With exclusive access to Israeli theoretical war exercises, Dispatches provides an unprecedented insight into Israel's internal tensions concerning an attack between Israel and Iran
Under the new health reforms, private firms are being awarded NHS contracts. Morland Sanders examines whether the rapid handover is really good for the public purse, and good for patient care.
With exclusive access to the police, Tina Nash investigates 'Clare's Law', a controversial pilot scheme in which men and women are warned by the authorities about their partners' history of violence
As the pay of Britain's top bosses grow, Dispatches follows the former Greggs chief executive Sir Michael Darrington as he launches a campaign to call a halt to corporate greed
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the reality of life below deck for the multi-national workforce who toil behind the scenes of ocean going holidays
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Reporter Morland Sanders and Dispatches' undercover pensioner go undercover in the multi-million-pound retirement property industry
As other High Street retailers struggle for survival, discount leader Poundland is booming. In this Dispatches investigation, Harry Wallop asks how Poundland sells so cheaply, yet makes so much money.
After Jamie Oliver's high-profile campaign to improve school meals, reporter Tazeen Ahmad examines evidence that strategies to improve the food served in all our schools are fast coming undone
Morland Sanders investigates how people who own leasehold properties can become vulnerable to up to tens of thousands of pounds-worth of excessive and unfair charges
Morland Sanders investigates Jobcentre Plus, the organisation tasked with getting Britain back to work and cracking down on dole cheats, revealing the tricks that make it easy to cheat the system
On average one new bookie opens every week. What's driving this gambling boom and what's the impact on our communities? Michael Crick investigates the rise of High Street gambling.
Using undercover filming, reporter Jackie Long investigates the controversial processes used to assess whether sickness and disability benefit claimants should be declared fit for work.
The Barclays interest rate scandal, unimaginable bonuses and insurance mis-selling have put the banking sector in the spotlight. In this special report, Jon Snow asks whether we can trust our banks.
Reporter Jane Moore reveals how the five-a-day fruit and veg campaign has been hijacked as a marketing tactic, and how the food industry uses it to promote sugary, fatty and salty products
An undercover report partly filmed in the Channel Islands presents revelations about tax avoidance
Reporter Morland Sanders goes in search of the people cashing in on London 2012, and asks whether the economic benefits of hosting the Olympics have been oversold
Dispatches lifts the lid on the funeral industry. Using undercover filming, Jackie Long investigates what really happens to our loved ones when they die.
Tony Nicklinson has locked-in syndrome. He wants to die but can't do it without help, which would constitute murder. On the eve of a historic legal ruling he tells his story.
Channel 4 Dispatches reveals intimate footage of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his wife Asma that helps explain why the West bought the idea that they were true modernisers
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Harry Wallop investigates whether cutting up our credit cards and paying for everything in cash could leave us with more money in our pockets
A year-long investigation into the black market in personal information reveals how the 'secure' databases that hold our personal secrets are open to exploitation
Dispatches investigates the multi-million-pound world of online ticket reselling, examining why so many tickets appear at over the face value so soon after the box office sells out
Almost two million British people applied for London 2012 Olympic tickets. The vast majority were disappointed. Who got the tickets? In an episode from February 2012, Antony Barnett investigates.
Jon Snow and a team of undercover reporters find out what really happens to those desperate to find a home, now that the housing minister wants councils to work with private landlords.
Recent research suggests that thousands of children - some as young as 12 - are potentially being sexually exploited by street grooming gangs in Britain. Tazeen Ahmad investigates.
Dispatches asks what the plan is to tackle the country's growing rubbish problem. Reporter Morland Sanders travels the UK in the wake of the government's Waste Policy Review to find out.
Dispatches goes undercover in GP practices, uncovering evidence of misdiagnosis by doctors who have failed in the past, but who are still practising
Since resigning as Prime Minister, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any other ex-PM. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his wealth.
In a film first broadcast on the day in 2011 when the mass eviction started on Dale Farm, Dispatches investigates the relations between Gypsies and Travellers, their neighbours and the law
In an episode originally broadcast in 2011, Dispatches investigates the use of recreational and performance-enhancing substances in our national game, and examines football's drug-testing regime
With growing calls for reform, Dispatches goes undercover to investigate how ex-players and foreign businessmen circumvent the rules, to cash in on a sport that's in financial freefall.
What happened to Anni Dewani while on honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010? With exclusive access to Anni's family and to the prosecution case, Dispatches investigates.
In this undercover Dispatches investigation, Jon Snow reports on the return of the slum landlord, revealing shocking conditions and the new phenomenon of people living in illegal sheds
Dispatches challenges the British gold jewellery industry to come clean about where the gold in their jewellery comes from, and reveals working conditions in African gold mines
Dispatches reporter Oliver Steeds investigates the conservation movement and its major organisations, examining how the movement has got some of its conservation priorities wrong.
Dispatches goes behind the scenes of an innovative Offender Management scheme in Bristol attempting to reduce re-offending rates in persistent criminals who say they want to change
The strike that killed Osama bin Laden provided a glimpse of the US campaign to kill Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. Dispatches goes inside the US 'kill/capture' programme.
As the government's cuts to the NHS start to bite, Dispatches goes undercover to reveal how some dentists are misleading patients about their rights to NHS treatment.
Dispatches explores medical devices that can be implanted into our bodies, revealing how, in the drive for innovation, patient safety can come second
In an episode from 2011, nine Cabinet ministers, including David Cameron and Nick Clegg, talk about how the coalition works, how compromises are reached and how they get on personally and politically
In an episode originally broadcast in 2011, as the coalition government pledged to protect the NHS, Dispatches reporter Tazeen Ahmad investigates what's really happening to the Health Service
With students facing massive increases in their fees, Dispatches investigates the pay, perks and privileges enjoyed by universities' top earners
A year on from the start of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Dispatches examines the role of BP in this spill as well as similar incidents in the past
Dispatches asked actor Richard Wilson to help investigate the railway. Taxpayers have spent billions on it but there are still complaints of high ticket prices, overcrowding and cancellations.
In an episode originally broadcast in 2011, on the eve of a major report looking at public sector pay, Dispatches investigates whether private outsourcing companies are benefiting from government cuts
Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosts a studio debate about whether we should sell the family silver - from missiles to the government wine cellar - to cut our national debt
The NHS tries to make our final days as dignified and pain-free as possible. But a health service ombudsman's report shows the reality can be very different. Originally broacast in 2011.
In an episode originally broadcast in 2011, Dispatches examines NHS catering, revealing how some patients' health is being put at risk by cost-cutting and sloppy production
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate allegations that teachers regularly assault young children in some of the 2,000 Muslim schools in Britain run by Islamic organisations
Dispatches investigates the fish sold on Britain's high street to find out where it is sourced, how it is processed and what is actually in it. From 2011.
On the night of the Haiti earthquake 4,500 prisoners escaped from Port au Prince's terrifying National Penitentiary. Dispatches follows the forces struggling to recapture them.
Each year, thousands of children arrive in the UK seeking refuge from persecution, terrorism and war. Dispatches explores what happens after they arrive here.
Dispatches reveals that it's still possible to get rich out of Europe, examining MEPs' salaries, pensions and expenses and how EU money is spent
An investigation into the working conditions in clothing manufacturing units in the UK reveals poor treatment of workers making clothes which end up being sold by large fashion retailers
Dispatches follows four teenagers over six months who are struggling to fend for themselves on the streets across Britain
Dispatches exposes the full and unreported horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath
For one year, Dispatches follows the police and people of Islamabad as Pakistan's capital battles to overcome an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks
Antony Barnett reveals the devices the rich use to avoid paying tax, and examines the financial affairs of ministers and others who have helped the coalition. From 2010.
Dispatches joins the US Marines for Operation Mushtaraq, gaining intimate, intense and personal access to their dangerous mission to liberate the strategically vital Afghan town of Marjah.
In an episode originally broadcast in 2010, as Britain braced itself for severe cuts in public spending, Dispatches examines the response of the trade unions
Veteran war correspondent Sam Kiley examines the critical issue of whether Britain's taxpayers and soldiers are getting value for money from the Ministry of Defence
Investigating the plight of overseas domestic workers in Britain who are kept locked up by their employers and subjected to sexual, physical and psychological abuse
Dispatches reveals the tragic health problems suffered by children born within first cousin marriages in Britain, and questions why there is no publicity campaign warning those at risk
Dispatches goes behind the closed doors of some African churches in the UK, where evangelical pastors perpetuate a strong belief in witchcraft and denounce children as witches
How an undercover police operation, tracking a criminal gang trying to smuggle guns into Britain, exposed the shocking proliferation of firearms on the nation's streets
In an episode originally broadcast in 2010, Sorious Samura investigates what it's like to be gay in Africa, in a continent where two thirds of countries retained laws against homosexuals
Filmed live on the eve of the emergency budget announcement in June 2010, Dispatches sets out controversial cuts that could save Britain £100 billion. With Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
In an episode originally broadcast in 2010, Will Hutton investigates the banks and what they've done with our money
In an episode originally broadcast in 2010, in the wake of the death of Baby P, Dispatches investigates allegations that child protection procedures and practices continue to be inadequate
According to reports, one child is raped in South Africa every three minutes. Dispatches follows four girls struggling to come to terms with the crimes they've suffered.
An episode from May 2010 goes behind the scenes of the parties' election campaigns, examining how the leaders have been styled and their policies fine-tuned, and how their campaigns are financed
In an episode originally broadcast on 9 April 2010, journalist Ben Laurance looks at what it costs to stage the London Marathon, how much money it generates and the extent of its charitable giving
In light of the MPs' expenses scandal, Dispatches delves into the murky world of political lobbying and uncovers further instances of how some MPs are prepared to exploit the system. From 2010.
In an episode from March 2010, Andrew Rawnsley presents an inside portrait of David Cameron
Dispatches investigates how a fundamentalist Muslim group has infiltrated the Labour Party in London, and the broader political system. From 2010.
In the second half of a two-part special, maths specialist Richard Dunne returns to Barton Hill Primary School, with Countdown's Rachel Riley, to help the pupils with mental arithmetic.
In 2009 more than one in five children left primary school having failed to grasp the basic maths skills required by the national curriculum. Dispatches asks why and how this is happening.
Two reporters go undercover as agency postmen to find out if the Royal Mail has delivered on claims that it is modernising and improving its service
Award-winning reporter Najibullah Quraishi spends two weeks with an army of extreme Islamic combatants who are operating on a new frontline in the north of Afghanistan
Dispatches reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive
In 2009, Fiona Phillips investigated the struggle of people with Alzheimer's and their families to get adequate care and support. In this update, she examines whether there has been any improvement.
As banks and building societies close their doors to 'risky' borrowers, Jane Moore investigates a lucrative financial industry providing loans to the people denied credit elsewhere. From 2009.
Dispatches investigates the elusive Russian oligarchs who have been trying to buy up our football teams, newspapers and car companies
A follow-up to 2008's documentary that exposed how some children in Africa's Niger Delta were being branded witches by Christian pastors and then tortured or killed
Dispatches investigates one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the interests of the State of Israel
Dispatches reveals how nutritious the nation's breakfasts really are, investigating the myriad marketing techniques employed by this lucrative industry
Dispatches lifts the lid on the pensions crisis, and names some of the blue-chip companies that have abandoned final salary pension schemes
In 2009 parliament has enjoyed a record-breaking 82-day summer recess. Alex Thomson investigates what is expected of MPs during this time.
Dispatches joins Police Community Support Officers at work on the streets of Lancashire and investigates whether they have been a policing success story
Dispatches examines one of the biggest surprises of the recession - middle-class unemployment - revealing the extraordinary lengths to which some people are going to secure work
Cherie Booth QC joins police patrols on Britain's toughest streets, talks to young offenders behind bars, and visits a pioneering scheme combating Glasgow's gang culture
Dispatches investigates how Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party are clinging on to power in Zimbabwe and focuses on the businessmen who support his campaign of political violence.
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate one of Britain's least loved but booming industries - the debt collection business. Jane Moore reveals some of the tactics deployed.
Peter Oborne presents the results of a six-month investigation into over 160 child killings between 2004 and 2009, revealing how the majority of them might have been prevented
A 360 degree view of the unfolding terrorist attack in India last year when ten gunmen held Mumbai hostage, with exclusive new footage, evidence and interviews.
In the wake of two high-profile cases in which young women were brutally attacked and raped by groups of young men, Dispatches investigates gang rape in the UK. From 2009.
As America apologises to Afghanistan for the killing of civilians in airstrikes, Dispatches investigates a similar US assault on the village of Azizabad in 2008
Andrew Rawnsley presents the inside political story of the credit crunch, including exclusive interviews with Cabinet Ministers, senior politicians and former Treasury insiders. From 2009.
This remarkable Dispatches film, shot undercover, follows the lives of eight Burmese orphans as they struggle to survive the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis which struck last year.
Britain's bankers helped bring the economy to ruin. Jane Moore investigates how much they have been rewarded for their failings and how much they are still raking in.
Reporter Rageh Omaar examines each stage of state provision for the 25,000 children who enter the UK care system every year, from adoption and fostering to residential care homes
How did the economy get from boom to bust? In this concluding special, economist and author Will Hutton gives the definitive insider's account.
In this two-part special, economist and author Will Hutton gives the definitive insider's account of how the economy went from boom to bust
This episode from 2009 uses publicly available information on politicians' expense claims to piece together a forensic insight into how our money is being spent
In an episode first broadcast in 2009, Dispatches asks the senior military commanders in charge of the campaign in Afghanistan whether they are engaged in mission impossible
A year after Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London, Dispatches examined his first 11 months in power to see where he was taking the nation's capital
As patient numbers and the pressures on nurses increase, Dispatches investigates the reality of their work and examines whether patient care is being compromised in NHS hospitals
Award-winning Pakistani journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy investigates how the war on terror is creating a generation of child terrorists who are prepared to kill both inside and outside Pakistan
Jane Moore highlights the findings of a report about how the government wastes billions of pounds of taxpayers' money each year
In an episode originally broadcast in 2009, Alex Thomson investigates the roles adopted by princes William and Harry and how their activities are shaping the modern monarchy
Four months after leaving his post as Minister of Trade, Lord Digby Jones examines how the government is tackling the unemployment crisis. From 2009.
An episode from 2009 revealing that ageism is rife among employers and recruitment agencies, and that being even just over 45 years old is a risk in the workplace
Dispatches examines how the children of Congo are being affected by the fighting that is tearing their country apart
Jon Snow examines the difficulties that news organisations around the world have faced in reporting the conflict in Gaza. Who is getting the true picture of events as they happen?
As Fiona Phillips faces dilemmas about the care of her father, who has Alzheimer's, she talks to other families about the difficulties they face in obtaining help
With primary schools stretched by a disruptive minority, Dispatches reveals the results of a survey of teachers to identify the impact on their ability to teach
Political commentator Peter Oborne returns to Iraq in a follow-up to his Dispatches film to find out whether as President-elect Obama hopes, it is now 'safe' for Western forces to leave.
This Dispatches special reveals the plight of the thousands of innocent children who suffer intolerable cruelty at the hands of so-called Christian pastors in Nigeria's poorest areas
It's estimated that around 350,000 children in the UK have parents with a serious drug problem. This film hears from some of those whose lives are blighted by the impact.
Dispatches talks to the voters Tony Blair won over, the aspiring middle classes and solid working class voters who are now disillusioned with the Labour government. First shown in 2008.
Antony Barnett investigates the funding of the Tories under Cameron and examines how the party is using its newfound resources to ensure its leader becomes the next Prime Minister.
Jane Moore examines scandals in the wine industry, looking at 40 different substances that can be used in wine production but rarely appear on bottle labels
...The Return. Eighteen months after Undercover Mosque was shown, Dispatches returns to see whether extremist beliefs continue to be promoted in certain key British Muslim institutions.
Andrew Rawnsley assesses Gordon Brown's first year as prime minister. Includes interviews with cabinet ministers, politicians, his intimates and his opponents.
As Tibetan protesters take to the streets in the most bloody challenge to Chinese rule in nearly 20 years, Dispatches reports on the hidden reality of life under Chinese occupation.
Jon Snow examines the brutal reality of life inside post-invasion Iraq, meeting its citizens, from bomb blast victims and war widows to human rights activists and politicians.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy travels to Syria and Jordan to investigate the plight of Iraqi refugees who have been driven from their homes by war and sectarian violence
Experts predict a future where much of the country is at increasing risk of flooding. Dispatches investigates what the authorities are doing to protect the public from such disasters.
Dispatches reporter Deborah Davies lifts the lid on the abortion debate and looks at the latest scientific research into foetal pain and pre-term infant viability
It is estimated that 70,000 Chinese children are kidnapped or traded each year. This film shows how the One Child Policy has created a booming trade in stolen children.
This Dispatches film asks whether an Iraqi government so infiltrated by Shia militia can bring about an end to the bloodletting in Iraq.
In this extensive investigation Dispatches reveals how a message of hatred and segregation is being spread throughout the UK.
Journalist Evan Williams goes undercover to investigate the mass ethnic cleansing, forced labour and vicious clamping down of political opposition taking place in Burma.
First broadcast November 2005. Economist Andrew Dilnot looks at the other side of Gordon Brown's economics and examines the misjudgements with consequences for all of us.
Fourteen months after the original Royal Mail undercover investigation, Dispatches returns to secretly film and establish whether the service, as they claim, has dramatically improved.
Brian Deer investigates the facts that parents weren't told about the MMR scare
A six-month investigation exposing the laziness, ineptitude and theft within the Royal Mail that has huge implications for the safety of all our post. Dispatches reporter Simon Barnes goes undercover.
In an episode originally broadcast in 2002, David Modell spends eight months with Mark Collett, the leader of the Young BNP, to explore the future of the far right in Britain
This eye-opening Dispatches from 2002 exposes the scandal that makes Britain's street workers the most physically brutalised, and least protected, group in society
In 2001, Dispatches reporter Saira Shah risked her life as she went undercover in Afghanistan to film the medieval barbarity the Taliban wanted to keep hidden
In an episode originally broadcast in 1995, Dispatches infiltrates the most secretive arms fair in the world and reveals how weapons that can be used for torture were sold by British companies
In the wake of two recent, high-profile cases in which young women were brutally attacked and raped by groups of young men, Sorious Sumura investigates gang rape in the UK.