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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: Clapped Out: Is the NHS Broken? - Dispatches

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Matthew Syed reports on the issues that have left the NHS stretched to the limit, travelling the country to investigate stories of a culture of secrecy and complacency, patient neglect, and chronic staff shortages. The programme examines the strengths and weaknesses of British healthcare provision, in comparison with other nations around the world

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PresenterMatthew Syed
DirectorMarc Sigsworth
ProducerMarc Sigsworth
DirectorKate Mead
ProducerKate Mead
Executive producerEsella Hawkey
Executive producerLesley Bonner

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