Next Episode of Dispatches is
Season 2017 / Episode 2 and airs on 23 January 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.
British men are Europe's fattest, our women the second fattest. Millions of children are overweight. So why's Downing Street diluted its obesity strategy?
Many are struggling to find a home; a reason why is too few houses are being built. Liam Halligan probes developers deliberately holding back land to maximise profits.
In the week of Donald Trump's inauguration, Dispatches investigates the controversial figures now surrounding him and their ties to powerful corporations that could have far-reaching consequences beyond America. Following promises to 'drain the swamp' of outside interests in Washington, team Trump is now stacked with 'Big Oil' and gas company favourites. While the president-elect remains unpredictable, many of these key players have made it clear exactly what they want. Antony Barnett travels to the US to discover more about Trump and his administration's funding and commercial ties to the fossil fuel industry. Examining the threats to America's Clean Air Act and the Paris Agreement on climate change, he also speaks to one prominent advisor who has helped shaped Trump's energy strategy. Among the rhetoric, ongoing drama and controversy, could this be the issue that ends up defining Donald Trump's presidency?
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.
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