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Panorama (UK)

Panorama is the BBC's flagship current affairs program and the longest-running public affairs TV program in the world.

Panorama (UK) Season 59 (2011)

59x01 59 59x01 Too Much Too Young
Provocative clothing, raunchy dancing on prime-time TV, access to pornography - Panorama examines the growing concern about the sexualisation of children in the UK. Sophie Raworth, ...
Jan. 10, 2011
59x02 59 59x02 Where's Dad?
Are actively-involved dads becoming an endangered species in some parts of Britain? Panorama meets the dad who can't remember all his kids' names, as the government's 'poverty tsar' ...
Jan. 17, 2011
59x03 59 59x03 Stop Stalking Me
Imagine you were being constantly threatened and abused by someone who wouldn't leave you alone. And no-one believed you. Stalking affects an estimated two million people in Britain ...
Jan. 24, 2011
59x04 59 59x04 The Battle for Bomb Alley
For four years, thousands of British servicemen fought with the Taliban for the district of Sangin - the most violent part of Afghanistan. The fighting cost 106 British lives, including ...
Jan. 31, 2011
59x05 59 59x05 The Battle for Egypt
On the eve of the extradition hearing to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must return to Sweden to face rape allegations, Panorama talks to his former right hand man ...
Feb. 07, 2011
59x06 59 59x06 Forgotten Heroes
Colonel Tim Collins, whose eve of battle speech before the invasion of Iraq brought him international fame, meets the soldiers who return home only to find that their service for Queen ...
Feb. 09, 2011
59x07 59 59x07 Classroom Wars
Panorama goes back to school to examine government plans to send in the troops to Britain's troubled classrooms. Can they help restore discipline, leadership and respect? It is an idea ...
Feb. 14, 2011
59x08 59 59x08 How to Blow a Fortune
Will the death of Ireland's boom-time economy spell big trouble for the UK? Fergal Keane returns home to find out why Ireland went from being one of the richest countries in the world ...
Feb. 21, 2011
59x09 59 59x09 Classroom Warriors
Panorama goes back to school to examine government plans to send in the troops to Britain's troubled classrooms. Can they help restore discipline, leadership and respect? It is an idea ...
Feb. 28, 2011
59x10 59 59x10 Smoking and the Bandits
Panorama investigates the multi-billion pound world of the criminal tobacco trade. Reporter Sam Poling reveals that more than half of all hand-rolled tobacco in the country is now either ...
Mar. 07, 2011
59x11 59 59x11 March 14, 2011
Phone hacking was once dismissed by executives at News International as the illegal work of "one rogue reporter". The defence collapsed with one journalist at the News of the World ...
Mar. 14, 2011
59x12 59 59x12 The Big Squeeze
With the cost of living rising fast and wages falling behind, Panorama unveils new research which shows that most of us are significantly poorer than we were two years ago. Reporter ...
Mar. 21, 2011
59x13 59 59x13 Libya's Lost Revolution
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Mar. 28, 2011
59x15 59 59x15 Finished at Fifty?
Proportionally, there are more long-term unemployed over 50s than any other age group. But are they victims of their own inflexibility or should more be done to help them? Uncompromising ...
Apr. 04, 2011
59x16 59 59x16 Living with the Ayatollah
oung Iranians speak out for the first time about life in a state where putting up a poster can get you jailed, releasing a rap CD calling for change gets you tortured and being gay ...
Apr. 11, 2011
59x17 59 59x17 The Trillion Dollar Con-Man
Panorama tracks down a fraudster who stole a football club and broke a bank. With his tales of foreign gold and assets worth 2 trillion dollars, the con man fooled politicians, celebrities ...
Apr. 18, 2011
59x18 59 59x18 Council Houses: Cheats and Victims
With nearly five million people on a waiting list for social housing that most of them will not receive, Panorama reveals the compelling stories of families who struggle to get by in ...
May. 04, 2011
59x19 59 59x19 Track My Trash
The full story of how America tracked down and killed the world's most wanted man - Osama Bin Laden. From the small Pakistani town of Abbottabad to the streets of New York, the programme ...
May. 09, 2011
59x21 59 59x21 Fifa: The Final Whistle?
On June 1 2011, the world's football associations will elect a new president of Fifa: either current incumbent Sepp Blatter, or his challenger from Qatar, Mohamed Bin Hammam. The organisation ...
May. 23, 2011
59x22 59 59x22 Undercover Care - The Abuse Exposed
On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical assaults, systematic brutality, and ...
May. 31, 2011
59x23 59 59x23 A Job to Get Work
With the government promising a welfare revolution, getting people off benefits and into work, Panorama visits the seaside resort of Rhyl in North Wales. In some parts of the town, ...
Jun. 06, 2011
59x24 59 59x24 Can You Trust Your Bank?
The Panorama team goes undercover to test whether staff in Britain's high street banks have learnt the lessons from the massive penalties imposed for mis-selling insurance and investment ...
Jun. 13, 2011
59x25 59 59x25 Breaking Into Britain
Evan Davis uncovers the truth behind the economic migrants who cross continents to try to illegally enter Britain. In a ground-breaking special edition of Panorama, two reporters set ...
Jun. 16, 2011
59x26 59 59x26 Land of the Bandits
It's the ultimate failed state - a land of war, banditry and piracy. And after Bin Laden's death, its civil war with Islamist extremists has gained even greater importance to the West. ...
Jun. 20, 2011
59x27 59 59x27 Surgery's Dirty Secrets
Panorama investigates concerns about the quality of surgical instruments being used on patients in the UK. Reporter Samantha Poling hears from those working inside the NHS who claim ...
Jun. 27, 2011
59x28 59 59x28 Why Hate Junk Mail?
It invades our homes, dropping onto our doormats in its millions and costs the taxpayer a fortune to get rid of. It might be a menace in our mailbox but without junk mail, would our ...
Jul. 04, 2011
59x29 59 59x29 Gerry and the GPs
With motor insurance premiums up nearly 40 percent this year Panorama investigates the car insurance industry from top to bottom. We go undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang faking ...
Jul. 11, 2011
59x30 59 59x30 Murdoch: Breaking the Spell?
For decades, Rupert Murdoch has held a unique position of power in Britain through his media empire. After the revelations of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Panorama tells ...
Jul. 18, 2011
59x31 59 59x31 One Born Every 40 Seconds
The UK is in the middle of a baby boom. Last year, there was one born every forty seconds - the highest number for 20 years. But reporter Shelley Jofre reveals that some parts of the ...
Jul. 25, 2011
59x32 59 59x32 Dying for a Drink
Victoria is 35 and critically ill after a decade of heavy drinking. Forty-five-year-old Matthew was so sick from his alcohol abuse he needed a new liver. Brian, at 32, drank so much ...
Aug. 01, 2011
59x33 59 59x33 Mugabe's Blood Diamonds
Have you bought a diamond recently? Would you really know where it came from? Panorama goes deep into Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields and uncovers evidence of torture camps and wide ...
Aug. 08, 2011
59x34 59 59x34 Drinking Our Rivers Dry?
The worst civil unrest for decades has led to tens of millions of pounds of damage, dozens of injured policemen and wide scale looting as gangs of youths have rampaged through London ...
Aug. 15, 2011
59x37 59 59x37 Drinking Our Rivers Dry?
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Sep. 19, 2011
59x38 59 59x38 Syria: Inside the Secret Revolution
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Sep. 26, 2011
59x39 59 59x39 All Work and Low Pay
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Oct. 03, 2011
59x40 59 59x40 BNP: The Fraud Exposed
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Oct. 10, 2011
59x41 59 59x41 The Great Fuel Robbery
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Oct. 17, 2011
59x42 59 59x42 Britain's Child Beggars
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Oct. 19, 2011
59x43 59 59x43 Cops Behaving Badly
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Oct. 24, 2011
59x44 59 59x44 Dale Farm: The Big Eviction
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Oct. 27, 2011
59x45 59 59x45 Britain, Gaddafi and the Spy Chief
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Nov. 03, 2011
59x46 59 59x46 Britain on the Fiddle
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Nov. 03, 2011
59x47 59 59x47 What's Fuelling Your Energy Bill
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Nov. 07, 2011
59x48 59 59x48 Meet the Burglars
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Nov. 14, 2011
59x49 59 59x49 Manchester and Salford: The August Riots
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Nov. 21, 2011
59x50 59 59x50 The Truth About Supermarket Price Wars
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Nov. 28, 2011
59x51 59 59x51 From Russia With Love
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Nov. 30, 2011
59x52 59 59x52 How to Survive the Meltdown
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Dec. 12, 2011
59x54 59 59x54 The Truth About Adoption
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Dec. 14, 2011

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