Next Episode of Watchdog is
Season 40 / Episode 3 and airs on 14 November 2018 20:00
Watchdog is a BBC television series that investigates viewers' reports of problematic experiences with traders, retailers, and other companies around the UK. It has had great success in changing the awareness consumers have of their purchasing rights and in changing policies of companies, closing businesses down and pushing for law changes.
Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox investigate more big name companies letting you down, revealing new developments in an alarming story. Plus the broadband companies caught on camera misleading customers on how much they'll end up paying. Also, frequent flyer and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo looks into some of the more surprising extra charges that airlines can add to the price of your ticket. And another rogue trader is confronted by Matt and a camera crew.
Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox present the last in the current series of topical investigations, live from Salford. Stories include the big-name store accused of breaking its promises to customers and Ed Balls asks if the time has come for football grounds to introduce safe standing. Plus Rogue Traders exposes a double glazing company tricking customers into believing they're buying into a government-backed scheme. And there's more on the biggest stories Watchdog has investigated this year.
As Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox return with a brand new series of investigations, a jaw-dropping Rogue Traders catches on camera the fly-tippers dumping rubbish on an incredible scale. A former fraudster known as King Con helps expose the big-name phone company making it easy for scammers to hijack a phone number and open the door to emptying a bank account. Drivers reveal how a roadside recovery service left them stranded for hours, and after worrying about her son's interest in the latest video games, Stacey Solomon discovers the eye-watering bills unwittingly racked up by kids playing games they thought were free.
Steph McGovern, Matt Allwright and Nikki Fox investigate more big names and rogue traders letting customers down, exposing serious failings in the high street stores giving out wrong information about products, when the truth could leave customers devastated. The team also unveils a nationwide network of testers who look into whether the claims of the country's best-known broadband suppliers stack up. The extraordinary way a social media giant responds to users who have been hacked is revealed, and the lies of another rogue trader are caught on camera.
Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox expose the retailers whose fake fur is actually the real thing. TV presenter and former greengrocer Chris Bavin tackles the mountain of excess packaging on supermarket fruit and veg, the swab mob returns to reveal how in some of the country's biggest pub chains people could be getting more than they bargained for in their drink, and in Rogue Traders, Matt confronts the second-hand car company selling insurance right-offs as if they are in mint condition.
John Stapleton(Himself - Presenter)
Lynn Faulds Wood(Presenter)
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