Next Episode of Dispatches is
Season 2018 / Episode 17 and airs on 23 July 2018 19:00
Dispatches is the British TV current affairs documentary series on Channel 4, first transmitted in 1987. The programme covers issues about British society, politics, health,religion, international current affairs and the environment, and often features a mole inside organisations under journalistic investigation.
A Dispatches special edition from a multi-award-winning team of producer/reporter Evan Williams and director Patrick Wells. For the past five years an undercover network of Rohingya activists have been risking their lives to secretly film evidence of years of repression, violence and mass murder by the Myanmar authorities. Dispatches has been given exclusive access to hundreds of their videos and the first ever interview with the network to provide the most complete account of how ethnic tension degenerated into what some are calling state-sanctioned genocide, and ask whether Myanmar's leaders - including Nobel Prize-winning Aung San Suu Kyi - could be held accountable for the atrocities committed in Myanmar's killing fields.
Grenfell Tower was Britain's worst fire for a century. A year on from the disaster, Ed Howker investigates claims that even after the Hackitt Review of building regulations, Britain's tower blocks are still not safe. He looks at recommendations from experts that combustible cladding should be banned and sprinkler systems introduced, and examines new evidence of risks in hundreds of other blocks.
As Britain faces a major housing shortage, how is it that some of those responsible for providing the social housing that we so desperately need seem to be doing so well out of the crisis? Reporter Anthony Barnett travels the country to hear from communities under threat at a time when the pay of social housing bosses has hit record levels, while the provision of housing for social rent has hit an all-time low. Among his discoveries is that an executive of a housing association in one of the poorest parts of the country received a pay-out of more than a million pounds.
Dispatches goes undercover in the secretive world of the people who decide what can and can't be posted on the world's biggest social media site. The investigation looks at how those decisions are made and explores the impact that they have on the millions of people who use Facebook.
Hundreds of thousands of people are officially homeless. Now, with unique access, reporter Datshiane Navanayagam goes behind the scenes inside two homeless hostels in London to reveal the increasing number of people who are in work and homeless, unable to afford expensive inner-city private rents. She draws on her own experience of being homeless and uncovers how a low-wage economy based on zero hour contracts is leaving some people with no alternative other than to sleep on the streets. Datshiane talks to housing charity Shelter about new statistics that lay bare the intense personal anguish and embarrassment felt by those who are working but homeless.
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