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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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£2 Million Passport - Welcome to Britain: Dispatches

Summary

Immigration to Britain is under the spotlight like never before and while many people trying to settle in the UK face personal risks and a hostile reception, this programme reveals an altogether different welcome if you happen to have £2 million to spare. Reporter Antony Barnett investigates the so-called 'golden' visa scheme that offers British residency to wealthy foreign nationals who are willing to invest £2 million into the country. Since the Skripal poisonings last year, concern has focused on the hundreds of Russians that have been given such visas, with critics claiming that the scheme is open to potential abuse. Dispatches discovers what's on offer for people with the money and the know-how who hope to buy themselves British citizenship.

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ReporterAntony Barnett

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DirectorRichard Sanders
Executive producerGeoff Atkinson
ProducerRichard Sanders
ProducerKatherine Haywood

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