Britain's Benefit Tenants
1 Series, 1 Episode
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
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.
The Barclays interest rate scandal, unimaginable bonuses and insurance mis-selling put the banking sector in the spotlight. In this special report from 2012, Jon Snow asks if we can trust our banks.
In an episode from 2012, 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
In 2012, with the pay of Britain's top bosses growing, Dispatches followed the former Greggs chief executive Sir Michael Darrington as he launched a campaign to halt corporate greed
In an episode from 2013, Michael Buerk examines claims that Britain's pensioners are part of an untouchable group when it comes to government welfare cuts and that some shouldn't get any help at all
An episode from 2014. 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.
Some leading scientists warn that some types of commonly consumed rice contain worrying levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Morland Sanders investigates, in an episode from 2014.
Dispatches goes deep inside camps in Calais - in an episode from 2014 - to investigate the gangs that are making big money by smuggling illegal immigrants into Britain
An episode from 2015. 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'?
In an episode from 2015, Dispatches investigates the behaviour of politicians in Westminster
An episode from 2015. The government say their flagship benefit, Universal Credit, is working well and helping people into work. Critics say it's a shambles. Dispatches goes undercover to investigate.
Dispatches goes undercover in one of Britain's biggest rail operators, investigating ticket prices, overcrowding and compensation, and revealing what they don't tell their passengers. From 2015.
This episode from 2015 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
In an episode from 2015, Antony Barnett uncovers unknown deals between cash-strapped councils and banks that are costing taxpayers millions of pounds a year
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, in an episode from 2015
This Dispatches special from 2015 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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Millions of us are plagued by nuisance callers flogging things we don't want. This undercover episode from 2015 finds out how the cold calling trade works, and reveals how people are fighting back.
Who's benefiting from the 3,000,000 apprenticeships the Government promised? This episode from 2015 investigates whether high-profile companies are paying ultra-low wages in return for poor training.
The remarkable and uplifting story - from 2015 - of five extraordinary children in Sierra Leone who beat the Ebola virus and overcame loss and stigma to rebuild their lives
Some people in wealthy areas of Britain are outliving those in poor areas by 18 years. Dr Christian Jessen investigates the high-end health industry that seeks to help the rich live longer. From 2015.
As how we shop changes, we increasingly rely on parcel firms to deliver our shopping. But complaints are rising. Dispatches goes undercover to investigate, in an episode from 2016.
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. From 2016.
An episode from 2016. 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?
This 2016 episode examines 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
This episode from 2016 reveals how council homes have become a goldmine for a few, amid fears of the death of social housing
Private landlords are now a major provider of accommodation to tenants on housing benefit. Many provide good homes but this episode from 2016 confronts some rogue landlords who are playing the system.
This episode from 2016 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
With evidence indicating that some cars might not perform as well in crashes as their safety rating suggests, this episode from 2016 asks if we can trust manufacturers and testers with car safety
With personal debt at an all-time high, Morland Sanders asks if more could be done to help families kick the spending addiction, in this episode from 2016
This episode from January 2017 goes undercover to investigate working conditions inside the some of the clothing warehouses in Britain that service our online orders
From shrinking Toblerones to a price row between Tesco and Marmite, Dispatches investigates Brexit's impact on the prices - and sizes - of some of our favourite brands
Morland Sanders investigates the impact that Brexit is having on the NHS, as it faces the largest nursing shortage of recent times
Seyi Rhodes investigates the impact of the government's latest benefit cap and learns that its unintended consequences may push the benefits bill up in other ways
The hidden story of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who've been disappeared in Syria by the Assad regime, into a network of clandestine detention centres
As Sunni refugees flee from Isis in Iraq, they face a new threat from Shia militia fighters. Dispatches investigates allegations of torture, execution and sectarian cleansing.
Tazeen Ahmad goes undercover to investigate the impact that some cruise ships could be having on the environment and public health, including pollution that some passengers could be exposed to
A Dispatches investigation asks why so few affordable homes are being built, and examines links between the government and the property industry
Mark Austin and his daughter Maddy explore the devastating effects of eating disorders and the availability of suitable care. They discuss the subject with patients, their families and Prince William.
As concern grows around household debt, Dispatches investigates car finance, with undercover filming exposing questionable sales tactics and confusing advice
Dispatches investigates low wage growth and also provides a masterclass on how to get a pay rise
Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russians? Matt Frei investigates this epic tale of mystery and intrigue, which reads like a thriller featuring spies, models and notorious political players.
Dispatches investigates what life's like for front-line public sector workers following seven years of pay freezes and pay caps, and reveals how far salaries have fallen in real terms
Michael Buerk investigates just how full Britain really is and looks at the impact of internal migration across the country
Dispatches gains exclusive access to go undercover with the British Transport Police's crime unit to expose racism, homophobia and anti-semitism by football fans on Britain's trains
The Fight for Mosul follows the experiences of five young Iraqi Special Forces soldiers tasked with fighting Isis in Mosul and who are haunted by what they've seen and done
Following the Grenfell fire, the Prime Minister dedicated her premiership to fixing Britain's broken housing market. But do the government's actions contradict her pledge?
Tazeen Ahmad investigates the so-called 'dementia tax'. Why do some dementia sufferers have to sell their homes to pay for care, while others gain access to NHS funds?
Dispatches investigates allegations of sexual harassment against billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate how former cabinet ministers might be looking to make money from Brexit. Reporter: Antony Barnett.
When a Dispatches reporter goes undercover as a housekeeper working for contract cleaners at a London Premier Inn, she finds some uncomfortable truths about what it can be like for those working there
Reporter Deborah Davies reveals how former youth football coach Barry Bennell spent his days coaching children and his nights abusing them, in an Al Jazeera investigation
With a shortage of mental health beds, the NHS is placing patients in private hospitals. Dispatches goes undercover in one of the American-owned Priory Group's hospitals to investigate.
Dispatches investigates the expenses of Britain's top universities, revealing over £7 million of spending by the institutions' senior leadership teams
The Week Britain Froze examines the causes of the Beast from the East, tells extraordinary stories of human courage, and asks if this freezing weather is a sign of things to come
Does the Financial Ombudsman act in favour of banks and against their customers? Dispatches goes undercover to investigate.
Dispatches reveals how the gender pay gap figures that companies present to the government may not always be what they seem
Across Britain, the police and other public bodies are reaching out to Muslim groups in the fight against extremism. But how much do they know about some of the groups that they're talking to?
Matt Frei examines former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal's past - and the murky world of espionage, politics and crime - to find potential motives for his poisoning in Salisbury
This investigation includes undercover footage showing how British hauliers are using high-tech 'cheat' devices and computerised hacking to disable their vehicles' emissions controls
Biomass will provide up to 30% of our renewable energy by 2020. But is burning wood instead of coal environmentally friendly?
The government announced plans to improve the Universal Credit system in autumn 2017. Morland Sanders meets people who rely on the benefit, to see what difference the changes have made to their lives.
A special edition of Dispatches with exclusive access to Rohingya activists' secret recordings, which provide evidence of years of repression, violence and mass murder by the Myanmar authorities
A year after the Grenfell Tower fire, Dispatches investigates claims that, even after the Hackitt Review of building regulations, Britain's tower blocks still aren't safe
As Britain faces a major housing shortage, how is it that some of those who are responsible for providing the social housing that we so desperately need seem to be doing so well out of the crisis?