All shows in the News, Current Affairs and Politics category

  1. Dispatches

    Dispatches

    22 Series, 29 Episodes

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

  2. Channel 4 News team

    Channel 4 News

    1 Episode

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    Presented by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News flagship programme is 55 minutes of in-depth news and current affairs broadcast at 7pm each weekday, and at times that vary on Saturdays and Sundays.

  3. Europe's Immigration Disaster

    Europe's Immigration Disaster

    1 Episode

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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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Fighting on the Frontline

    Fighting on the Frontline

    3 Episodes

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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

  8. 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

  9. Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

    1 Episode

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    The complete story of the operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden

  10. Why Don't You Speak English?

    Why Don't You Speak English?

    2 Episodes

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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

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    Blackout

    1 Episode

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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. Britain's Benefit Tenants

    Britain's Benefit Tenants

    1 Episode

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

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

    The Deal

    1 Episode

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

  14. 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

  15. GBH

    GBH

    7 Episodes

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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.

  16. 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

  17. Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary

    Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary

    1 Episode

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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

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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

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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

  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. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Children of 9/11

    Children of 9/11

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    This film meets some of the many young people who lost parents on 11 September 2001

  28. Kashmir's Torture Trail

    Kashmir's Torture Trail

    1 Episode

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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.

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