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 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
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 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
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.
Brian Deer investigates the facts that parents weren't told about the MMR scare
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.
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.
Journalist Evan Williams goes undercover to investigate the mass ethnic cleansing, forced labour and vicious clamping down of political opposition taking place in Burma.
In this extensive investigation Dispatches reveals how a message of hatred and segregation is being spread throughout the UK.
This Dispatches film asks whether an Iraqi government so infiltrated by Shia militia can bring about an end to the bloodletting in Iraq.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Andrew Rawnsley assesses Gordon Brown's first year as prime minister. Includes interviews with cabinet ministers, politicians, his intimates and his opponents.
...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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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?
Dispatches examines how the children of Congo are being affected by the fighting that is tearing their country apart
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
Four months after leaving his post as Minister of Trade, Lord Digby Jones examines how the government is tackling the unemployment crisis. From 2009.
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
Jane Moore highlights the findings of a report about how the government wastes billions of pounds of taxpayers' money each year
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
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
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
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
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 this two-part special, economist and author Will Hutton gives the definitive insider's account of how the economy went from boom to bust
How did the economy get from boom to bust? In this concluding special, economist and author Will Hutton gives the definitive insider's account.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
Dispatches joins Police Community Support Officers at work on the streets of Lancashire and investigates whether they have been a policing success story
In 2009 parliament has enjoyed a record-breaking 82-day summer recess. Alex Thomson investigates what is expected of MPs during this time.
Dispatches lifts the lid on the pensions crisis, and names some of the blue-chip companies that have abandoned final salary pension schemes
Dispatches reveals how nutritious the nation's breakfasts really are, investigating the myriad marketing techniques employed by this lucrative industry
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
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 the elusive Russian oligarchs who have been trying to buy up our football teams, newspapers and car companies
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Dispatches investigates how a fundamentalist Muslim group has infiltrated the Labour Party in London, and the broader political system. From 2010.
In an episode from March 2010, Andrew Rawnsley presents an inside portrait of David Cameron
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 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
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
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.
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
In an episode originally broadcast in 2010, Will Hutton investigates the banks and what they've done with our money
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, Sorious Samura investigates what it's like to be gay in Africa, in a continent where two thirds of countries retained laws against homosexuals
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
For one year, Dispatches follows the police and people of Islamabad as Pakistan's capital battles to overcome an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks
Dispatches exposes the full and unreported horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath
Dispatches follows four teenagers over six months who are struggling to fend for themselves on the streets across Britain
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 reveals that it's still possible to get rich out of Europe, examining MEPs' salaries, pensions and expenses and how EU money is spent
Each year, thousands of children arrive in the UK seeking refuge from persecution, terrorism and war. Dispatches explores what happens after they arrive here.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
With students facing massive increases in their fees, Dispatches investigates the pay, perks and privileges enjoyed by universities' top earners
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
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
Dispatches explores medical devices that can be implanted into our bodies, revealing how, in the drive for innovation, patient safety can come second
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Dispatches goes undercover in GP practices, uncovering evidence of misdiagnosis by doctors who have failed in the past, but who are still practising
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Harry Wallop investigates whether cutting up our credit cards and paying for everything in cash could leave us with more money in our pockets
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
Clips & Extras
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.
Dispatches lifts the lid on the funeral industry. Using undercover filming, Jackie Long investigates what really happens to our loved ones when they die.
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
An undercover report partly filmed in the Channel Islands presents revelations about tax avoidance
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
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.