All shows in the News, Current Affairs and Politics category

  1. Britain's Benefit Tenants

    Britain's Benefit Tenants

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    Behind the scenes with two agencies on the front line of Britain's social housing crisis

  2. The Great British Break-Up? The Live Debate

    The Great British Break-Up? The Live Debate

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    Jon Snow hosts a live debate from Edinburgh, just hours before Scotland decides whether to vote for independence or to stay in the United Kingdom

  3. 9/11 Firehouse

    9/11 Firehouse

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    Documentary recounting the story of Ten House, the fire station right next to the World Trade Center, and the experiences of its firefighters on 9/11

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    Cops and Robbers

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    Repeat offending in the UK is at a record high, with serial offenders responsible for more than a third of all crime. This series explores life on both sides of the law.

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    Pakistan's Hidden Shame

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    Powerful documentary about the sexual exploitation and abuse of many thousands of poor and vulnerable children in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar

  6. Dispatches

    Dispatches

    19 Series, 26 Episodes

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    Dispatches is Channel 4's award-winning investigative current affairs programme

  7. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

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    On 3 October 2013, 360 people died when a boat carrying migrants from North Africa capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa. This documentary tells the inside story of the tragedy.

  8. Brazil

    Unreported World

    4 Series, 59 Episodes

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    Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

  9. Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

    Nigel Farage: Who Are You?

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    Martin Durkin gets to know UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the man who's turning British politics upside down

  10. Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

    Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

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    On Friday 13th January, the £400 million Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast. This programme explores how and why it went down.

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    Blackout

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    Drama documentary exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid, combining fictional scenes with footage recorded during real blackouts

  12. Children on the Frontline

    Children on the Frontline

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    The story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the civil war in Syria

  13. Alternative Christmas Message

    Alternative Christmas Message

    2 Series, 2 Episodes

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    Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast

  14. No Fire Zone

    No Fire Zone

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    The team behind the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Sri Lanka's Killing Fields tell the story of the 138-day-long final offensive in Sri Lanka's bloody civil war

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    Siege in the Sahara

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    The real and terrifying story of British hostages trapped by Al Qaeda in an Algerian gas plant in January 2013

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    Rebuilding the World Trade Center

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    Marcus Robinson has been at the World Trade Center site since 2006, filming, photographing and painting as part of an artistic project about reconstruction, ambition and humanity

  17. Why Don't You Speak English?

    Why Don't You Speak English?

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    First-generation immigrants are taught English by an ordinary British family, for one week, and in the family's own home

  18. Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

    Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

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    Humanitarian photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley returns to Afghanistan to document the impact of the war on civilians

  19. Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary

    Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary

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    Martin Durkin presents his controversial thesis that Margaret Thatcher was a working class revolutionary

  20. Maggie & Me

    Maggie & Me

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    As a young reporter, Jon Snow reported live on Margaret Thatcher becoming Britain's first female Prime Minister. Jon shares his personal recollections of the woman who dominated his early career.

  21. Kashmir's Torture Trail

    Kashmir's Torture Trail

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    In 2010 Kashmir erupted in violent protests in which 118 demonstrators died. This programme meets the Kashmiri lawyer determined to bring India to account for events in Kashmir.

  22. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

    Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

    2 Series, 2 Episodes

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    A hard-hitting investigation into the final weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war, featuring devastating video evidence of horrific war crimes

  23. Syria's Torture Machine

    Syria's Torture Machine

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    Victims, refugees and activists who have experienced or witnessed brutality at the hands of Syrian President al-Assad's forces speak out

  24. Fighting on the Frontline

    Fighting on the Frontline

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    With unprecedented access to Britain's armed forces, this series allows troops to reveal the inside story of what it's really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today

  25. The Government Inspector

    The Government Inspector

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    Drama telling the story of Dr David Kelly, an expert caught between the government and the BBC over the war in Iraq

  26. Rory as Gordon

    Bremner, Bird and Fortune

    6 Episodes

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    Rory Bremner joins the two Johns - Bird and Fortune - to crank up the satirical joke machine and pour scorn on The Establishment. Razor sharp political satire that bites the hands that bleed...

  27. Annie's Bar

    Annie's Bar

    10 Episodes

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    Political soap with scenes shot just hours before transmission. Set in and around Annie's Bar - the legendary watering hole and gossip shop in the House of Commons

  28. Cocaine

    Cocaine

    3 Episodes

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    A series of dramatic and intimate films about cocaine, and how this most iconic of drugs - and the policies that seek to control it - affect the lives of individuals, cities and entire countries

  29. Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and David Morrissey as Gordon Brown

    The Deal

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    A drama probing the enduring, complex and often tense relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

  30. The Dinner Party

    The Dinner Party

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    This Cutting Edge documentary views the end of the 1979 - 1997 Conservative era through the opinions of a group of Home Counties dinner party guests

  31. GBH

    GBH

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    Alan Bleasdale's Bafta-nominated drama, starring Robert Lindsay and Michael Palin. The epic - and sometimes hilarious - story of the madness of power, and how it affects the lives of two men.

  32. Terre'Blanche and Baby

    The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife

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    Nick Broomfield's 1991 film chronicles the collapse of the white supremacist AWB party in apartheid South Africa

  33. Jon Snow

    Northern Ireland: The Debate

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    Jon Snow hosts an in-depth debate on the legacy of Bloody Sunday with a specially invited audience of interested parties

  34. The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall

    The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall

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    The moving true story of a family's struggle to discover what happened to their 21-year-old son, who was shot dead by a sniper from the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza

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    Terror in Moscow

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    Award-winning director Dan Reed tells the terrifying inside story of what really happened during the 57-hour Moscow theatre siege carried out by Chechen gunmen in October 2002

  36. Sean Langan ponders globalisation

    Travels of a Gringo

    3 Episodes

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    Journalist and film-maker Sean Langan travels from one end of Latin America to the other to find out what globalisation means for the people there and what impact it's had on their lives

  37. Jon Snow

    War on Iraq: Which Side Are You On?

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    In a programme originally shown in 2002, Jon Snow chairs a debate on the war with Iraq

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