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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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Growing Up Poor: Britain's Hidden Homeless Kids - Dispatches

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As lockdown ended and schools opened their doors to children once again, Dispatches spent a term in a school in Luton, one of the most deprived wards in Britain. Following three boys in one class, we witness first-hand the long term implications of lockdown on young children, especially for the 1.5 million people living in England in overcrowded and unsuitable housing. And as winter draws closer - rising gas prices, the end of the universal credit uplift, inflation, and the end of furlough - things could get worse

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DirectorJezza Neumann
ProducerCarla Grande
Executive producerBrian Woods

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