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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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Trump, The Doctor & the Vaccine Scandal: Channel 4 Dispatches

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Cathy Newman reveals the role played by the disgraced British doctor Andrew Wakefield, who was struck off by the GMC seven years ago, in Donald Trump's administration. She asks whether the President's opinions on autism have been shaped by Wakefield's views on the topic.

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ReporterCathy Newman

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DirectorTom Stone
Executive producerDavid Henshaw
Executive producerLesley Bonner
ProducerTom Stone

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