Next Episode of Dispatches is
Season 2017 / Episode 6 and airs on 27 February 2017 20:00
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.
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the textile factories in the UK making clothes for some of the biggest brands, and discovers what Made in Britain really means. In 2010 reporter Tazeen Ahmad exposed poor conditions in clothes factories located in the heart of Britain. Now she returns to find out if things have improved. She discovers workers being paid less than half the national living wage and working conditions that pose a serious fire risk. Secret cameras capture one textile boss revealing that he considers he's in direct competition with Bangladesh to meet the orders. Tazeen also meets a new breed of shopper who never leave their homes to get the latest designs quickly. The booming industry labelled Fast Fashion has changed the face of the textile market, and Dispatches discovers what it means for the workers who make the clothes.
In a second investigation into Britain's clothing industry, Dispatches investigates working conditions in the warehouses that service our online orders.
With councils struggling to meet the demand for emergency housing, Dispatches investigates the impact on homeless women attempting to get off the streets.
From shrinking Toblerones to a Marmite price row, Dispatches investigates Brexit's impact on the prices, and sizes, of some of our favourite brands.
Each year Britain's airports make roughly £2 billion from shops in their terminals. Harry Wallop goes undercover to investigate the secrets of airport shops.
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