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Dispatches

  • 1987
  • News and current affairs
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

"Dispatches" is an ongoing series of investigative and topical documentaries that have been broadcast on Channel 4 since 1987. It covers issues ranging from politics, health and religion to international current affairs and the environment. The first episode on October 30, 1987, featured a report on the black market in weapons grade uranium operated from Khartoum. Other episodes in the long-running series have included a report in 1989 on the widespread use of anabolic steroids in horse racing, an undercover investigation in 1999 into Britain's sex slave trade, and an examination in 2009 of the terrorist attack that year on Mumbai from the point-of-view of victims, security forces and perpetrators.

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Episode 1: Torn Apart: Family Courts Uncovered - Dispatches

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In an investigation two years in the making, Dispatches reveals what goes on behind closed doors in family courts, revealing shocking personal testimony, footage of children being forcibly removed from save, loving homes at midnight and the results of a questionnaire of family court users and family lawyers. Reporter Louise Tickle asks what changes are needed and whether judges should be held to account

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ReporterLouise Tickle
EditorLuke Doherty
ProducerPatricia Doherty
UnknownBrian Woods
ProducerAnna Hall
DirectorAnna Hall

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