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John Waite investigates the man behind a fundraising company which pocketed millions of pounds donated to a Scottish cancer charity.

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John Waite investigates how people who bought property on the south coast discovered their locks had been changed and their investment had effectively disappeared.

Should more be done to protect such property owners from smart and unscrupulous landlords?

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John Waite investigates a new heart valve that has been linked to a number of deaths and medical complications among patients in which it was fitted, and which critics claim was introduced on the UK market before it had been adequately tested.

He hears from some of those affected and presses the company and the government on why warnings about the valve appeared to have gone unheeded for so long.

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John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.

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John Waite investigates the global battle being waged over precious water sources and the companies seeking to exploit them.

He travels to Brazil to look at the effect on a beautiful spa resort after Nestl decided to produce a bottled water in the area.

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12 years ago Face the Facts investigated a businessman accused of, amongst other things, stealing Rolls Royces and setting up a bogus international air ambulance service which left a London NHS Hospital £400,000 out of pocket.

After serving time for fraud he's back in business - running a funeral parlour with an unusual sideline - private ambulance work.

The outcomes for those who do business with him are all too predictable.

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Face the Facts investigates an explosion in a Scottish plastics factory and the death of nine workers.

John Waite reveals allegations of official complacency about conditions at the site, which was labelled by one insider as a disaster waiting to happen.

The explosion in the Glasgow plant was the worst industrial accident in Scotland since Piper Alpha and left 40 workers seriously injured.

To this day they and relatives of those who died, say they have had no justice.

John Waite reveals how before the explosion, workers had reported concerns about conditions at the plant to managers and subsequently to Health and Safety officials.

According to some, the warnings went largely unheeded.

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In one year, south Lincolnshire police investigated two murders and an organised heroin ring.

But in each case millions of pounds worth of taxpayers' money was wasted as the prosecutions collapsed, not through lack of evidence, but because of police wrong-doing.

Face the Facts looks at the world of covert surveillance and what went wrong.

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John Waite investigates the four privately run institutions set up to deal with offenders - some of whom are as young as twelve.

Concerns have been raised about Secure Training Centres since they first opened in 1998.

Back then there were reports of high staff turnover, children out of control and overuse of physical restraint.

How much has changed?

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John Waite goes to the north east coast of Scotland where there are concerns that dredging of the harbour is leading to rapid erosion of a nearby beach.

Many conclude that there is too little regulation of dredging in UK ports.

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A probe into the collapse of a property company which left small businesses, landlords and some of Britain's largest pension funds with losses running into millions of pounds.

Although backed up by a glossy brochure claiming it had millions in the bank, John Waite reveals the truth behind a business based as much on fiction as fact.

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John Waite investigates how Britain's biggest supermarket chain has fallen foul of British planning laws.

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John Waite investigates allegations of serious failings in the care of older people at homes run by one of Britain's biggest care home providers.

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John Waite investigates the dangers faced by local interpreters who work for British and US forces in Iraq.

Seen as collaborators by some of their compatriots, more than 300 have been killed.

Some are in hiding for fear of their lives, claiming that their pleas for help remain unanswered.

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John Waite reveals how some of the most serious workplace injuries are not being investigated.

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John Waite investigates a company at the heart of efforts to clean up the image of the private parking industry.

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John Waite investigates allegations of waste and mismanagement in the government's New Deal for Communities initiative.

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John Waite investigates claims that children are being put up for adoption in order to meet government targets.

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John Waite investigates the dangers faced by local interpreters who work for British and US forces in Iraq.

Seen as collaborators by some of their compatriots, an estimated 250 have been killed.

Some are in hiding for fear of their lives, claiming that their pleas for help remain unanswered.

Mounting pressure has forced the Government to review whether they should be offered asylum in Britain.

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John Waite meets Loay Mohammed, an Iraqi interpreter whose life was threatened.

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

He meets Loay Mohammed, an Iraqi interpreter whose life was threatened by insurgents because he worked for the British forces.

Loay has finally been granted asylum in UK, and he shares his hopes with John from his new home in Bolton.

John also visits Stephen Doman in Gloucestershire, an innocent man who lost his job because he refused to reveal his mother's maiden name to his employers.

Plus the latest news on Gilbert Deya, the preacher who has helped deliver 'miracle babies' to many parents.

Deya has recently lost his appeal against extradition to Kenya where he faces charges of child abduction.

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With universities facing swingeing funding cuts, a handful are already officially classified as "at risk" and in danger of complete financial collapse.

Vince Cable, the Secretary of State with responsibility for Universities has warned that if that does happen - there'll be no Government bail-out.

Meanwhile as the cuts bite, courses are being scrapped and jobs are being cut.

We hear from one university where one third of the Board of Governors have stepped down after a report into their effectiveness described them as naive after presiding over an unsustainable annual deficit.

Another university was left £10m out of pocket after aggressively pursuing a 'low fees, high impact' policy that offered cut price courses and poured over £20m into sponsorship deals with local sports teams which has left it with one of the worst staff to students ratio in the country.

With swingeing cuts in the pipeline, how well are universities managing their money?

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A man and his family are thrown into detention for having false papers, a woman who fled torture hasn't seen her children for years because of bungling lawyers and many more asylum seekers are being denied any legal representation at all and are being deported without their cases being heard properly.

The high cost of inadequate immigration legal advice.

Changes to the way legal aid is paid has made the system "unsustainable".

Immigration lawyers can now wait years for legal aid payments to be settled.

John Waite talks to some of the hundreds of committed and hard-working immigration advisers who have been forced out of their jobs because they either can't make it pay - or can't do the job properly any more.

Critics say the new "buy cheap, pay twice" system means asylum seekers are being pushed from pillar to post trying to get their claims processed - and much of that cost is being born by the public purse.

We ask the Legal Services Commission to justify a false economy and a failure of justice.

How asylum seekers and taxpayers are paying too high a price for poor legal advice.

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Tens of thousands of foreign migrants work in the UK care sector.

But many are exploited by the agencies and gangmasters who hire them.

John Waite hears from some of these workers, and from the regulator who wants the power to regulate the care home industry - where not only the residents are vulnerable to abuse.

The foreign workers abused and exploited by agencies placing them in UK care homes.

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In September 2010 the property maintenance firm Connaught folded leaving 1600 people without work and owing around £100m to creditors.

So what has been the impact of its collapse on a sector that mainly provides social housing? John Waite investigates.

He talks to former employees, subcontractors and sector experts about boxes of unpaid invoices, poor business practice and questionable accounting policies.

John Waite on the impact of the collapse of housing maintenance firm Connaught.

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John Waite investigates what happened when a Belfast commuter flight crashed killing 6 people.

John Waite investigates the crash of a Belfast commuter flight.

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John Waite examines why schools across the UK have been left without the skiing trips they paid for.

He speaks to the schools, parents and councils left to pick up the pieces and he investigates the business behind the trips.

Schoolchildren across the UK have been left without the skiing trips they paid for.

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Ten of Millions of pounds in compensation is being paid out to patients who develop blood clots in hospital.

Most are preventable.

And yet government guidelines to tackle the problem are being ignored by dozens of hospitals.

John Waite investigates why.

Investigative series looking at stories around the UK: the hidden killer in our hospitals.

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Debt management can be a crucial tool in helping people get to grips with their finances.

But some companies have left many of their vulnerable customers owing more than ever.

John Waite investigates how these companies offered to help hard-up families ease their debts but held on to their cash, leaving many of them close to the financial edge.

Debt management companies sprung up in the mid Nineties, offering to save struggling people from the threats of banks and creditors by settling their debts.

For a monthly fee, customers believed their debts were being paid off but, as Face the Facts discovers, some companies took advantage of a weak regulatory system and accepted money from their desperate clients without passing it on to the creditors.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

John Waite investigates the debt management firms which have left people worse off.

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Investigative series looking at consumer and social stories from the UK.

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With John Waite.

Investigative series looking at consumer and social stories from the UK.

'Bogus' jobs at the Jobcentre - John Waite investigates claims that it's too easy to advertise fake jobs via Jobcentre Plus.

He speaks to those who've been tricked into committing crimes, who've been the subject of elaborate frauds and who have handed over money as deposits for non-existent jobs.

Dame Anne Begg, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, tells him, "If you are someone that wants to set up a scam, then there's never been a better time."

The economic climate and welfare reforms mean criminals will be "sat rubbing their hands in glee" she says.

'Bogus' jobs at the Jobcentre - John Waite investigates.

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John Waite investigates criticism of one of the UK's biggest commercial waste collectors, accused of misselling contracts, unfairly driving up prices and resisting clients' attempts to terminate their contracts.

Presenter: John Waite

Producer: Nick Jackson.

Why one of Britain's most visible companies takes so many of its customers to court.

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An asylum seeker takes his own life after his lawyers go into administration; a man and his family are thrown into detention because they've unwittingly been given false papers by an unscrupulous immigration adviser; a woman who's fled torture but hasn't been able to see her children for years because of bungling lawyers.

Their experiences cost them money and heartache.

But poor legal advice can cost all of us in the long run if wrongly advised clients end up appealing their decision, or people, who've been told incorrectly that they can stay, then have to be removed from the country at the taxpayers' expense.

Changes to the way legal aid is paid have made the system "unsustainable".

Asylum lawyers can now wait years for legal aid payments to be settled.

John Waite talks to some of the hundreds of committed advisers who have been forced out of their jobs because they either can't make it pay - or can't do the job properly any more.

And he asks the Legal Services Commission to justify a false economy and a failure of justice.

A false economy and a failure of justice for both asylum seekers and tax payers.

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With universities facing swingeing funding cuts, a handful are already officially classified as "at risk" and in danger of complete financial collapse.

Vince Cable, the Secretary of State with responsibility for Universities has warned that if that does happen - there'll be no Government bail-out.

Meanwhile as the cuts bite, courses are being scrapped and jobs are being axed.

The University of Cumbria has seen one third of the Board of Governors step down after a report into their effectiveness described them as naive after presiding over an unsustainable annual deficit.

At Leeds Metropolitan University a former Vice Chancellor pursued a 'low-charging, high impact' policy offering cut price courses and pouring over £20m into partnership deals with local sports teams.

Critics say the policy left it with a deficit approaching £7-million.

Professor Simon Lee the former Vice Chancellor emphatically rejects these criticisms and told us that:

- The decisions made whilst he was Vice Chancellor were done with the full support of the Board of Governors and senior managment team

- The 51% share in Leeds Rugby Club bought by the university offered students the opportunity to study there during the day then watch games at night as well as take part in community projects

- The contribution of £14m to the building of the new Headlingley Carnegie Cricket Pavilion offered first class opportunities to students to study and work there

- By offering lower fees than other universities in England applications to Leeds increased dramatically.

With swingeing cuts in the pipeline, how well are universities managing their money?

A Death Unnoticed *20090726

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

Every week, councils across the UK fund and organise funerals for people who have nobody else to take care of their affairs.

Often these are deaths which have remained undiscovered for weeks, months or even years.

In an ageing society, it is an issue expected to get worse.

So how can someone die and no one notice? John Waite investigates the background to some of these desperately sad cases and asks whether anything could be done to make them less likely.

John Waite finds out about the funerals organised by councils.

A Funny Old Business Rate System?20130529

John Waite examines how the government's decision to delay revaluation of rateable values for business rates could be harmful to the future of small independent shops and pubs in town centres. Organisations such as the British Property Federation, the British Chambers of Commerce, and the Association of Town Centre Management say that the system creates an unfair playing field, with the High Street no longer the prime retail space it once was, given the rise of out of town shopping and online business. Decisions on rateable value are still being based on rental values from 2008, a time when the economy was booming, yet some areas of the country have seen rental values fall by as much as 40%. Critics also claim that the appeal system is under stress and unfair, with a huge backlog of unheard appeals and suggestions that the government is encouraging the Valuation Office Agency to reject more appeals. We ask a Government Minister why commdercial values used to calculate business rates can't be updated annually as they are in other countries.

Producer: Jo Taylor

Editor:Andrew Smith.

A Thousand Philomenas2014070920140713

The film Philomena starring Dame Judi Dench brought the scandal of Ireland's mother and baby homes to the wider world. Claims that children's bodies were dumped in a septic tank at a home in Tuam have focussed fresh scrutiny on the issue. But what about north of the border in the UK? Face the Facts looks at allegations of forced adoptions, high infant death rates, mass graves and the search for answers from Catholic-run institutions in Northern Ireland. And hears from the mothers still trying to find the children taken from them.

Producer:Paul Waters

Presenter:John Waite

Editor:Andrew Smith.

Advertising Space20110511

John Waite investigates the charities and businesses owed money for sports advertising they never received.

An Unqualified Failure2014070220140706

John investigates allegations of malpractice at one of the UK's leading training providers

John Waite investigates a company which claimed to be the UK's leading training provider and held tax-payer funded contracts worth millions of pounds for courses designed to get people back to work. But he discovers how some of its learners were given certificates for courses they never completed and others have had qualifications revoked for sub-standard work. Hundreds - possibly thousands - of other learners, many paying their own way in search new careers, have been left without the courses they paid for. Industry insiders claim it exposes a loophole in the way the system is regulated.

Producer: Joe Kent

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Beaten By The Bullies *20090809

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

John looks at why, all too often, it is the victims of bullying, rather than the bullies themselves, who have to leave schools.

One estimate suggests that up to 6,000 children have been bullied so badly they have quit mainstream education.

The programme hears from the victims of bullying and their parents, who say that schools are not doing enough to tackle bullying.

John Waite investigates what schools are doing to tackle bullying and to help its victims.

Britain's Legal Slaves20150219

As Parliament passes a new law to abolish modern slavery, John Waite tracks down victims whose lives as slaves in Britain will continue unabated. We hear from domestic servants, who come to the UK on visas "tied" to their employers - meaning their right to be here is solely at the behest of their employers. The "tied" system was abolished in 1998 but has been re-introduced in an effort to close an immigration loophole. As it stands campaigners say it's a charter for cruelty and abuse. Protection is even less for similarly employed domestic workers who come here to clean, cook and childmind for diplomats. Even when their working conditions are deemed unacceptable by an employment tribunal - the employer need only cite "diplomatic immunity" to defeat their claim. One worker tells us that the long, unpaid hours she worked, were, in effect defended by our own Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as being within the scope of "diplomatic immunity."

Finally we hear how a "transit visa" is being used to bring in recruits to the fishing industry who (they are told) , have no right to set foot on dry land. instead the workers spend weeks at a time out at sea, sleeping in cramped conditions. As a final insult, they can find they haven't been paid by the Filipion agent who fixed the job for them.

Face the Facts asks why the new legislation has failed to address the dismal lives of these hidden but perfectly legal slaves who've been tricked and trapped into a life of exploitation.

Presenter: John Waite

Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Bye Buy-to-let20080727

He reports on a property club apparently set up to support buy-to-let investors, which now stands accused of selling over-valued properties that could never attract the rental income promised.

Campylobacter20130116

It's the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, said to be responsible for more than 500,000 cases a year and the highest proportion of hospitalisations. And cases of Campylobacter are on the increase. Experts say the cost and burden of the disease is unacceptably high. And with the most recent surveys suggesting that 65 per cent of chickens at retail sale in the UK are now contaminated with the bacteria, what part can the poultry industry play in helping to lower levels? John Waite investigates why Campylobacter has proved such a difficult organism to understand and control. Why have efforts by the Food Standards Agency and others not achieved a sustained reduction in incidents, and what is now being done to reduce this growing risk to public health?

Producer: Katy Takatsuki.

Campylobacter - The 'silent Epidemic'20130116

Charity's New Mission?: Do More, Say Less2014072320140727

John Waite investigates claims that charities are being silenced.

Gagging clauses, threats of closure and self-censorship imposed through fear of losing funding - John Waite investigates claims by leading figures in the charity sector that they are being silenced. He hears of a "chilling effect" as voluntary organisations fear for their future if they dare to speak out about local or central government policy. Others, however, tell John that more needs to be done to limit political campaigning and that charities need to concentrate more on helping directly, those in need.

Assistant Producer: Natalie Goldwater

Producer: Joe Kent

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Coca Cola And India2003072520030727

John Waite investigates allegations that Coca Cola, the world's largest soft drinks manufacturer, is causing environmental damage to tribal villages in India.

Delayed Inquests2010081220100815

The grieving families waiting years for answers over the deaths of their loved ones.

Some coroners are facing a backlog of cases, hold-ups with official inquiries, and difficulties in finding inquest venues.

John Waite discovers the patchy service offered to relatives, and hears how things could get even worse.

The grieving families waiting years for answers.

John Waite investigates delayed inquests.

Doctors In The Dock20110203

Is the General Medical Council the right organisation to regulate the medical profession?

A new regulator to discipline doctors was due to take over in April, but it's being scrapped by the Coalition.

The removal of the adjudication role from the GMC was a key recommendation of the Shipman Inquiry six years ago.

Now the medical charity, which registers all 239,000 doctors in the UK, will continue to act as judge and jury when investigating medical complaints.

Face the Facts discovers it is not the only key reform recommended by the Shipman Inquiry which has not yet been implemented by the GMC.

Modernisation of the 150-year-old organisation is not coming soon enough for relatives of patients who have died, and doctors whose careers have been ended.

Dying Because Of Making Nuclear Warheads2003082920030831

John Waite investigates the plight of men who helped make Britain's nuclear warheads and many of whom are now dying in silence because of the jobs they did.

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English Language Schools2003082220030824

John Waite investigates the largely unregulated world of English language schools in the UK and finds a billion pound industry in which unscrupulous businessmen are left free to exploit students and staff alike in the search for an easy profit.

Face The Facts Update20130109

John Waite updates some of Face the Facts recent investigations. Does a new Government visa package make it easier for people from China to holiday in the UK?

Fatal Inaction2010081920100822

A convicted murderer, threats to kill and numerous reports of stalking and harrassment.

They're all factors the police need to take into account when a victim of domestic abuse calls for help.

Too often, though, police are failing to spot the warning signs until it's too late.

This, despite repeated concerns voiced by its own watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and detailed guidelines and procedures on how officers should investigate domestic abuse.

Every week, two women in the UK are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner.

So it's crucial police can identify who is most at risk of harm and respond appropriately.

John Waite investigates the cases where police officers breached their own guidelines and failed those whom they needed to protect.

When domestic violence leads to murder, why do police keep missing the danger signs?

Filling The Autism Gap2014071620140720

John Waite asks why parents of some autistic children are trying unproven therapies.

John Waite investigates why scientists say autism research receives a fraction of the funding invested in other conditions and that as a consequence, there are very few effective interventions to treat the disorder. Meanwhile, parents of autistic children say they face a long wait for treatment provided by their local authority, and have instead turned to unproven methods offered by nutritionists and psychotherapists.

Presenter:John Waite

Producer:Richard Hooper

Editor:Andrew Smith.

Fine Justice20100121

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

Efforts by the Health and Safety Executive to ensure heavy punishment for serious breaches of regulations are often undermined by laws which are aimed at companies rather than the people who run them. Firms which go into administration after an accident can simply escape any penalty while the directors can set up in business again soon afterwards, all perfectly legally. The government has thus far resisted efforts to change the law to make it easier to prosecute individual directors. John hears how one firm, found guilty after men died. folded between verdict and sentencing, leaving a penalty of nearly half a million pounds unpaid.

Efforts by the Health and Safety Executive to ensure heavy punishment for serious breaches of regulations are often undermined by laws which are aimed at companies rather than the people who run them.

Firms which go into administration after an accident can simply escape any penalty while the directors can set up in business again soon afterwards, all perfectly legally.

The government has thus far resisted efforts to change the law to make it easier to prosecute individual directors.

John Waite hears how one firm found guilty after men died folded between verdict and sentencing, leaving a penalty of nearly half a million pounds unpaid.

John Waite investigates the fines for fatal health and safety mistakes that are never paid.

Fire Safety Disorder2010072220100725

John Waite discovers how some publicly-owned buildings fail to comply with the law on fire safety and crown immunity means those responsible are safe from prosecution.

It follows the programme's earlier revelations on towerblocks deemed a danger to residents and the firefighters' training college which hadn't followed fire safety laws when one of its own buildings burnt down.

John Waite investigates the chaos within the UK's fire safety system.

As more firms are being fined using laws designed to keep people safe from fire, John Waite discovers the government has been breaking its own laws on fire safety.

The difference is that while private companies and individuals face huge fines or prison sentences, ministers and civil servants need not worry about such things.

That's because they work in buildings classed as crown premises and crown immunity from prosecution covers fire safety laws.

Only if someone was to die in a disaster might they find themselves in court under different legislation.

And the government is not always as good at following the fire safety regulations as perhaps you might think.

Serious failings have emerged at one central government headquarters and other breaches have been uncovered at other parts of the country.

All this follows the programme's earlier revelations on towerblocks deemed a danger to residents and the firefighters' training college which hadn't followed fire safety legislation when one of its own buildings burnt down.

As firms are fined over fire safety, John Waite discovers government breaches of the law.

Fitness To Practise20120111

The organisation we count on to protect us from dangerous or incompetent dentists is having its own abilities called into question. There have been a series of critical reports into the way the General Dental Council deals with complaints. There's a backlog of work, it has had 4 chief executives in a little over a year and the resignation of a chair prompted the government to demand an investigation. So is our dental watchdog fit to practise?

Presented by John Waite

Produced by Matthew Barlow.

After critical reports and resignations, is the UK's dental regulator fit for work?

Food Speculation20110113

Two years ago spiralling prices of wheat, corn and rice caused riots in more than 30 countries worldwide as many families struggled to feed themselves.

A number of organisations, including representatives at the UN, believe that it wasn't just a supply and demand issue, but that financial firms and other speculators entered the food markets to profit from short term changes in price.

As food prices begin to rise again, John Waite investigates whether speculators are to blame, and if tighter regulation is needed.

John Waite investigates allegations that speculators are pushing up the price of food.

Forced Adoption And The Mums On The Run20140115

Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

Fraud In France20100114

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

A British man who swindled ex-pats in the Dordogne out of almost two million pounds was convicted of fraud by a French court in June 2009 and sentenced to two years in prison. So where is he now? He has been selling double-glazing in England. Graham Templeton is one of more than 80,000 people given jail sentences in France but allowed to roam free for as long as it takes to call them back to prison. Templeton's victims despair of justice ever being done and are preparing to sue a leading French bank which was used to commit the fraud.

A British man who swindled ex-pats in the Dordogne out of almost two million pounds was convicted of fraud by a French court in June 2009 and sentenced to two years in prison.

So where is he now? He has been selling double-glazing in England.

Warren Templeton is one of more than 80,000 people given jail sentences in France but allowed to roam free for as long as it takes to call them back to prison.

Templeton's victims despair of justice ever being done and are preparing to sue a leading French bank which was used to commit the fraud.

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A special edition in which

John Waite looks back over a year of investigations on Radio 4 and brings you up to date on what's happened since. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor CHRIS LONGLEY

(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 7.20pm)

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John Waite and his team of investigators return to pursue your complaints.

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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. The programme sets out to Pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp Practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged by the actions - or complacency - of others. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor CHRIS LONGLEY

If you 've a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts. BBC. London WIA 4WW

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John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS

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Write to: Face the Facts. BBC. London WIA 4WW

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(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

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John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.

Producer GRAHAM ELLIS

If you have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts, BBC. London WIA 4WW

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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. The programme sets out to pursue individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority.

Producer Graham Ellis Editor Chris Longley

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John Waite investigates.... Producer Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates.,. Producer Graham Ellis

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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team investigate listeners' complaints. The programme sets out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged by the actions - or complacency - of others. Editor Graham Ellis

● WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House,

London W 1A 1AA. if you've got a case which you believe deserves investigation.

Contributors

Unknown: John Waite

Editor: Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

Contributors

Unknown: John Waite

Editor: Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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Unknown: John Waite

Editor: Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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Contributors

Unknown: John Waite

Editor: Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates.

Contributors

Unknown: John Waite

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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Unknown: John Waite

Editor: Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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Contributors

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Editor: Graham Ellis

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In the last in the current series, John Waite updates the results of earlier investigations. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team investigate listeners' complaints. The programme sets out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged by the actions - or complacency - of others. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite returns with a new series of the programme in which he and his team investigate your complaints - not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged by the actions - or complacency - of others. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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with John Waite. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates, in the last of the series.

Editor Graham Ellis

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To begin the new series, John Waite looks back over the stories he has covered in the past year and what has happened since. Editor Graham Ellis

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●If you have a case which you believe deserves investigation, the address to write to is: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA.

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John Waite and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. Producer Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates.

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John Waite investigates, in the last programme of the series.

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John Waite returns with the series in which he and his investigators get to the bottom of your complaints. 0 If you've got a case write to:

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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with John Waite.

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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The last in the series of investigations by John Waite.

Editor Graham Ellis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930225]
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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. The programme sets out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which lives may be damaged by the actions, or complacency, of others.

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John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. The programme sets out to pursue individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged.

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with John Waite.

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John Waite investigates.

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John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis

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John Waite investigates.... Editor Graham Ellis

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BBC Broadcasting House. London WlA 1AA

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John Waite returns with a new series of investigative reports.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow at

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Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

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John Waite on the trail of listeners' complaints.

Producer Mervyn Fletcher

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970109]
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John Waite on the trail of your complaints.

Producer Mervyn Retcher. Repeated tomorrow at 9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: FTF@bbc.co. uk.

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John Waite on the trail of your complaints.

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

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John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher

Repeated tomorrow at 9.05am

WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL:FTF@bbc.co. uk.

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John Waite with your complaints. Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

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John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA E-MAIL:FTF@bbc.co. uk.

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John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher

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John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

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Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL:FT F@bbc.co.uk.

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John Waite presents the last programme in the series. Producer Mervyn Fletcher

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL:FTF@bbc.co. uk.

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John Waite returns with his team to follow up listeners' complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite and his team follow up listeners' complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite and his team follow up listeners' complaints. Editor Graham Ellis

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite and his team follow up listeners' complaints. Editor Graham Ellis

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

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With John Waite. Editor Graham Ellis

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Repeated from Wednesday

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With John Waite and his team.

Editor Graham Ellis

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Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC

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Repeated from yesterday

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With John Waite and his team. Editor Graham Ellis

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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The first of eight programmes in which John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow

9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA

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The second of eight programmes in which John Waite follows up listeners' complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow

9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

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John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.

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John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow at

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John Waite investigates.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow

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John Waite follows up complaints.

Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC

Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite investigates.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite investigates.

Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC

Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

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John Waite returns with his team of investigators to follow up listeners' complaints. The programme sets out to pursue both individual allegations of injustice and wider issues affecting the lives of ordinary people. Editor Graham Ellis

WRITE TO: Face the Facts.

BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk

Repeated tomorrow 9.05am

Genome: [r4 Bd=19980101]
High Rise - Low Safety20100107

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

The deaths of six people in a tower block fire in London in July 2009 have revealed poor to non-existent fire safety standards in some similar residential buildings. At many there was no fire risk assessment - one has even been condemned as too unsafe for people to live in. We reveal that it had been visited by the fire service on a regular basis because of broken lifts, yet only after the London fire did it become clear the building was unsafe.

The deaths of six people in a tower block fire in London in July 2009 have revealed poor to non-existent fire safety standards in some similar residential buildings.

At many there was no fire risk assessment - one has even been condemned as too unsafe for people to live in.

Some apartments have been expensively refurbished, seemingly with little consideration of fire safety in communal areas.

We reveal that one tower block had been visited by the fire service on a regular basis because of broken lifts, but only after the London fire did it become clear that the building was unsafe.

High Street Or High And Dry Street?2012072520120729

How the government's plan to save the high street is being undermined by big developers.

The coalition has announced a series of measures designed to protect town centres from further decline. Mary Portas produced a report into how high streets could be rejuvenated, whilst new guidance was issued to councils asking them to prioritise town centres. John Waite hears how big retailers are still building out of town and why some local authorities are letting them do so in exchange for so-called "community benefits". Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary accuses one of Britain's largest landlords - Peel Holdings - of using "legal subterfuge" to develop an out of town site in Blackburn, an allegation the company denies.

Illegal Disclosure? *20080810

The Criminal Records Bureau exists solely to help protect children or vulnerable adults from workers who may pose a risk to them.

But John meets some job candidates who claim to have suffered discrimination when potential employers use criminal record checks to obtain information to which they have no right of access.

India's City Of Tomorrow20100204

John reports from Lavasa, built across 12,500 acres in the Sahyadri Mountains outside Pune.

One of the new residents will be a campus of the University of Oxford, and developers say the project creates jobs and much-needed housing.

But what has been the effect on those who have seen their lands acquired and their livelihoods disappear, and what about wider concerns about the impact of these kinds lof luxury developments?

John Waite reports from India on a controversial development involving Oxford University.

Inside St Patrick's20150226

A policy of broadening access to further education for a wider range of students has turned into a "free-for-all" with some colleges gaming the system to attract public funding.

Presenter:John Waite

Producer:Paul Waters

Editor:Andrew Smith.

Islamophobia20110127

Are sections of the British press increasing tensions within communities by publishing negative stories about Muslims? John Waite investigates the link between inaccurate anti-Muslim stories and the increased membership of the English Defence League.

The organisation, which claims to oppose Islamic extremism, has been inspired by one long-running story: the Winterval myth - the unfounded claim that councils are rebranding or renaming Christmas to appease Muslims.

And it's threatened to visit any town or city that bans Christmas.

So why are newspapers publishing distorted, islamophobic stories that provoke far-right extremists? Should the Press Complaints Commission impose tougher sanctions? Or do editors need to take more responsibility for the consequences of what they print?

Negative stories about Muslims in the UK press: what impact on community relations?

Jobcentre Plus - Not Working *20090816

At a time of record unemployment, more and more people are visiting the Jobcentre Plus.

There are now over one and a half million people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, and nearly twice as many people sign on at one of 747 jobcentres across the UK than since the start of the recession.

This where the new jobless meet their Personal Advisor, who is there to help them find a job and assess whether or not they are entitled to benefits.

It is a key service in helping tackle unemployment.

But there is concern that advisors are not able to deliver the personalised and professional service promised by the government because they are so badly stretched.

John Waite asks whether the tough targets imposed on Personal Advisors mean they don't have time to help jobseekers look for work, only administer benefits.

This is despite assurances from the Jobcentre Plus that there are jobs out there - it boasts that an average of 10,000 new vacancies are advertised in its offices every day.

John examines claims that Personal Advisors are under-resourced, under-trained, under pressure and unprepared for the demands of this growing unemployment crisis, and asks how they can provide the personal and professional service that is promised, and so desperately needed, during the recession.

John Waite examines claims that the jobcentre service is badly stretched.

Licensing The Landlords *20090802

John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.

John Waite investigates how laws designed to raise the standard of living conditions in 'Bedsitland' are being undermined by unscrupulous landlords.

He reveals what measures the landlords use and asks why some local authorities have failed to take advantage of the new powers given to them by the government.

He visits Rhyl in north Wales and Haringey in London.

How local authorities are struggling to tackle the scourge of unlicensed bedsits.

Life In Gangland London20150305

Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

Little In Reserve?20140409

John Waite investigates why so few reservists are signing up to the British Army. Last year more left than joined - but 11,000 extra part-time soldiers are needed to plug the gap left by large-scale redundancies prompted by budget cuts. Officials have admitted a flawed application system is partly to blame but Face the Facts has learned that many companies are reluctant to let their staff sign up. They believe the compensation for releasing employees simply isn't enough. An author of the original review which set out the plans for reservists, Sir Graeme Lamb, tells John that he's disappointed with how slowly his vision has been implemented. And John visits the US, where reservists have long formed an important part of the country's military strength. So why is Britain failing to replicate the success of countries like America and Australia - whose systems helped inspired the changes to British Army?

Producer: Dan O'Brien

Editor: Andrew Smith.

London's Hidden Homes20140423

Converted shop storerooms, freezing ex-factories, so-called "slum" houseboats and busy car repair garages - rents in London are driving more and more people to live in desperate and sometimes dangerous places. The London Fire Brigade tells Face The Facts of its "grave concerns" over safety in properties that were never meant for human habitation. In the last nine months alone, it's attended over thirty fires in such makeshift homes, and two people have died. John Waite meets some of the residents of London's "shadow" housing market, and asks what's being done to prevent people risking their lives every time they shut their front door.

Producers: Joe Kent and Nick Jackson

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Losing Out To Lehman's *20090823

When the Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, thousands of UK investors were shocked to learn that the financial products they had bought from other companies were tied up with the humbled financial giant.

As John Waite discovers, many of those who now stand to lose their life savings had never been told their investments were backed by Lehman Brothers.

Now they want their money back, claiming they had no idea that their capital could be at risk.

Mind The Funding Gap2011081020110814

Edinburgh needs to find up to £228m of extra public money if it's part-built tram line is to be salvaged.

John Waite investigates what's gone wrong and why costs have spiralled.

Why Edinburgh now needs £228m of public money to salvage its part-built tram line.

Mister Bollywood And The Case Of The Missing Millions2011072720110731
Mister Bollywood And The Case Of The Missing Millions2011080320110807

Ramzan Nasir goes by the stage name "Zain" and styles himself as a former star of Bollywood.

Having moved into property investment, his company "Heaven on Earth" sold off-plan apartments in Dubai on the promise of high returns on outlays which ran into millions of pounds.

John Waite meets the man and his clients, who include doctors, shopkeepers and a former Minister of Health for Tanzania - many of them claim they've nothing to show for their money.

John Waite meets the owner of a Dubai property company and some of his unhappy clients.

Money To Burn2010082620100829

Firefighters need the right equipment and back up if they are going to save lives.

But millions of pounds have been spent on state of the art control rooms that may never be used, fire engines that are so heavy they can't be driven at speed and a fire training house - that caught fire.

Just some of the costly procurement decisions made on behalf of fire and rescue services across Britain - but paid for by us.

The Fire Service is wasting millions of pounds of public money.

Nhs 111 - A Bad Call?2013081420130818

Face the Facts investigates the new NHS 111 helpline service which opened this spring to a chorus of criticism. Allegations include that the service is too cheap, offering too little medical expertise. We hear from people who have used the service and found it wanting, and to professional medical bodies who say they warned it would not be an adequate replacement for NHS Direct.

Presenter: John Waite

Producers: Richard Hooper, Louise Corley

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

Northern Ireland Water

Northern Ireland Water20110210

After tens of thousands of people were left without running water over the holidays John Waite investigates the troubled history of Northern Ireland Water. It's had four chief-executives in just four years and is neither a fully independent commercial organisation nor a traditional public body.

Why after decades of under-investment in its infrastructure has the company under-spent by £32 million this year?

Why were people left to melt snow and gather water from streams just to flush their toilets?

And could the introduction of direct water charges be the solution to some of its problems?

John Waite investigates what wrong at Northern Ireland Water.

Why were tens of thousands of people left without running water over the holidays, some for over a week? And, why is the company is expected to hand back millions of pounds to the government while blaming underinvestment for part of its problems.

Open For Tourist Business?2012071120120715

The tourist industry says it is losing millions of pounds in revenue because of the lengthy and laborious visa system. The demand from new markets in China, India and the Far East is growing rapidly and tourists from these countries are among the highest spending visitors to the UK. However many are put off by a visa system which requires them to fill out lengthy forms, submit biometric data including finger prints and a retina scan and once granted only gives entry to the UK and Ireland. Alternatively visitors to Europe can apply for a three page Schengen visa which is not only cheaper but gives access to 27 countries in the Schengen zone. Could this explain why France welcomes eight times more Chinese visitors than the UK? The Prime Minister has urged the tourist industry to do better but what can be done to turn around the image of 'Fortress UK'?

Presenter:John Waite Producer:Steven Williams.

Pardon For The Disowned Army2012080820120812

John Waite follows the plight of thousands of forgotten soldiers.

The thousands of Irish soldiers who swapped uniforms to fight with the British against Hitler went on to suffer years of persecution on their return home John Waite's first investigation into their plight, which was broadcast earlier this year, generated huge interest from listeners and was debated in the Irish Parliament.

This was the first broadcast to highlight the injustice they suffered and to hear from them about the on-going repercussions and their continued fight for a pardon.

The programme led directly to the Irish Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, undertaking an urgent review and, just six months after the broadcast, he announced an official pardon.

As John Waite now hears, one of those relieved by the news is 92-year-old Phil Farrington, took part in the D-Day landings and helped liberate the German death camp at Bergen-Belsen. Up until now he has had to wear his service medals in secret after having spent time in a military prison in Cork for deserting the Irish army. He returned to a British unit on his release but has had nightmares that he would be re-arrested by the authorities and punished again for his wartime service.

"They would come and get me, yes they would," he said in a frail voice at his home in the docks area of Dublin. Mr Farrington was one of about 4,500 Irish soldiers who deserted their own neutral army to join the war against fascism and who were brutally punished on their return home as a result. They were formally dismissed from the Irish army, stripped of all pay and pension rights, and prevented from finding work by being banned for seven years from any employment paid for by state or government funds.

A special "list" was drawn up containing their names and addresses, and circulated to every government department, town hall and railway station - anywhere the men might look for a job. It was referred to in the Irish parliament - the Dail - at the time as a "starvation order", and for many of their families the phrase became painfully close to the truth.

John Stout served with the Irish Guards armoured division which raced to Arnhem to capture a key bridge. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, ending the war as a commando. On his return home to Cork, however, he was treated as a pariah. "What they did to us was wrong. I know that in my heart. They cold-shouldered you. They didn't speak to you.

It was only 20 years since Ireland had won its independence after many years of rule from London, and the Irish list of grievances against Britain was long - as Gerald Morgan, at Trinity College, Dublin, explains. "The uprisings, the civil war, all sorts of reneged promises - I'd estimate that 60% of the population expected or indeed hoped the Germans would win. To prevent civil unrest, Eamon de Valera had to do something. Hence the starvation order and the list."

Today, thanks largely to this BBC investigation, those Irish servicemen have at last been recognised for the part they played in helping defeat fascism.

Payment Holiday20100211

John Waite investigates the payment processing company which refused to pass on vast sums of money from customers who bought holidays online, undermining the balance sheets of struggling travel firms.

Yet at the same time, the company's chief executive was promising to save one of those travel firms from failure with major investment of his own.

Despite the fact his business is based in England and handles hundreds of millions of pounds, it is not currently regulated by the UK's financial services watchdog.

The travel firms involved have had to resort to threats of legal action to try to get the disputed money back.

The payment processors who refused to pass on customers' money to online travel firms.

Programme Catalogue - Details: john Waite Investigates Sellafield Victims19900613

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 June 1990

Previous in series: EARTHQUEST EXPEDITIONS

Description

SBH:An investigation into Britain's nuclear industry and its ability to prevent the families of radiation victims from getting compensation.

Presenter: John Waite.

A programme in the above series.

Broadcast history

13 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Fraser Kerr (rdr)

Brian Martin (rdr)

Trader Faulkner (rdr)

Morag Irvine (rdr)

Jack Dromey (Speaker)

Bill Minto (Speaker)

Douglas Black (Speaker)

Martin Day (Speaker)

Barry Walker (Speaker)

Richard Mccarthy (Speaker)

Elizabeth Raey (Speaker)

Martin Mccarthy (Speaker)

George Lesley (Speaker)

Stella Mcmasters (Speaker)

Joe Mcmasters (Speaker)

Michael Snee (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 655310.

Programme Catalogue - Details: john Waite Investigates Sellafield Victims19900614

First broadcast on 1990-06-13

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 June 1990

Previous in series: EARTHQUEST EXPEDITIONS

Description

SBH:An investigation into Britain's nuclear industry and its ability to prevent the families of radiation victims from getting compensation.

Presenter: John Waite.

A programme in the above series.

Broadcast history

13 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Fraser Kerr (rdr)

Brian Martin (rdr)

Trader Faulkner (rdr)

Morag Irvine (rdr)

Jack Dromey (Speaker)

Bill Minto (Speaker)

Douglas Black (Speaker)

Martin Day (Speaker)

Barry Walker (Speaker)

Richard Mccarthy (Speaker)

Elizabeth Raey (Speaker)

Martin Mccarthy (Speaker)

George Lesley (Speaker)

Stella Mcmasters (Speaker)

Joe Mcmasters (Speaker)

Michael Snee (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 655310.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 January 199019900104

First broadcast on 1990-01-03

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: CASTLES IN SPAIN

Previous in series: 08 November 1989

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 January 199619960103

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 10 January 1996

Previous in series: GYNAE OP TRAGEDIES

Description

John Waite investigates.

Today he looks at greed, patronage and nepotism in

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

nepotism

avarice

Broadcast history

03 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Jan 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

David Jenkins

Graham Ellis (ed)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Brian Perkins (rdr)

Geoffrey Whitehead (rdr)

Andrew Branch (Speaker)

Stephen Black (Speaker)

Derek Hodgson (Speaker)

John Arnold (Speaker)

David Stoker (Speaker)

Ron Morrisey (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 January 199619960104

First broadcast on 1996-01-03

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 10 January 1996

Previous in series: GYNAE OP TRAGEDIES

Description

John Waite investigates.

Today he looks at greed, patronage and nepotism in

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

nepotism

avarice

Broadcast history

03 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Jan 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

David Jenkins

Graham Ellis (ed)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Brian Perkins (rdr)

Geoffrey Whitehead (rdr)

Andrew Branch (Speaker)

Stephen Black (Speaker)

Derek Hodgson (Speaker)

John Arnold (Speaker)

David Stoker (Speaker)

Ron Morrisey (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 October 199019901003

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: DERBYSHIRE SINKING

Previous in series: CANCER TREATMENT IN BRTAIN

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 October 199019901004

First broadcast on 1990-10-03

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: DERBYSHIRE SINKING

Previous in series: CANCER TREATMENT IN BRTAIN

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 February 199019900207

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 14 February 1990

Previous in series: BSE

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

08 Feb 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 February 199019900208

First broadcast on 1990-02-07

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 14 February 1990

Previous in series: BSE

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

08 Feb 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 February 199619960208

First broadcast on 1996-02-07

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 14 February 1996

Previous in series: 31 January 1996

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 January 199619960110

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 17 January 1996

Previous in series: 03 January 1996

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 09:15-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 January 199619960111

First broadcast on 1996-01-10

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 17 January 1996

Previous in series: 03 January 1996

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 09:15-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 September 199519950913

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 September 1995

Previous in series: 28 June 1995

Broadcast history

13 Sep 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 September 199519950914

First broadcast on 1995-09-13

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 September 1995

Previous in series: 28 June 1995

Broadcast history

13 Sep 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 February 199019900214

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: A SHIP WHICH SANK

Previous in series: 07 February 1990

Description

Subject Categories

investigative programmes (presentation style)

life sentences

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Stephen Thorne (Actor)

Steve Hodson (Actor)

John Rye (Actor)

David Sinclair (Actor)

Desmond Ackner (Speaker)

David Windlesham (Speaker)

David Howden (Speaker)

Roger Nathan (Speaker)

David Thomas (criminologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Susan Chamberlain (Speaker)

Jean Chestnut (Speaker)

Nicholas Wright (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 February 199019900215

First broadcast on 1990-02-14

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: A SHIP WHICH SANK

Previous in series: 07 February 1990

Description

Subject Categories

investigative programmes (presentation style)

life sentences

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Stephen Thorne (Actor)

Steve Hodson (Actor)

John Rye (Actor)

David Sinclair (Actor)

Desmond Ackner (Speaker)

David Windlesham (Speaker)

David Howden (Speaker)

Roger Nathan (Speaker)

David Thomas (criminologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Susan Chamberlain (Speaker)

Jean Chestnut (Speaker)

Nicholas Wright (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 February 199619960214

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 21 February 1996

Previous in series: 07 February 1996

Description

In this week's programme, John Waite looks at the concern suggested in a rec-

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

prisoners (criminal law)

mental disorders

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Geoffrey Whitehead (rdr)

Kate Harrison (Speaker)

Audrey Edwards (Speaker)

Derek Webb (Speaker)

Bob Johnson (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Becky Boyton (Speaker)

Paul Edwards (father (spkr)) (Speaker)

Michael Jones (contributor (spkr)) (Speaker)

Humphrey Needham-Bennett (Speaker)

Lilley Severin (Speaker)

Marilyn Severin (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 February 199619960215

First broadcast on 1996-02-14

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 21 February 1996

Previous in series: 07 February 1996

Description

In this week's programme, John Waite looks at the concern suggested in a rec-

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

prisoners (criminal law)

mental disorders

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Geoffrey Whitehead (rdr)

Kate Harrison (Speaker)

Audrey Edwards (Speaker)

Derek Webb (Speaker)

Bob Johnson (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Becky Boyton (Speaker)

Paul Edwards (father (spkr)) (Speaker)

Michael Jones (contributor (spkr)) (Speaker)

Humphrey Needham-Bennett (Speaker)

Lilley Severin (Speaker)

Marilyn Severin (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 May 199019900517

First broadcast on 1990-05-16

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 23 May 1990

Previous in series: 28 February 1990

Broadcast history

16 May 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

17 May 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 January 199619960117

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 January 1996

Previous in series: 10 January 1996

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 January 199619960118

First broadcast on 1996-01-17

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 January 1996

Previous in series: 10 January 1996

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990051619900516

16 May 1990

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 23 May 1990

Previous in series: 28 February 1990

Broadcast history

16 May 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

17 May 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990053019900530

30 May 1990

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: EARTHQUEST EXPEDITIONS

Previous in series: 23 May 1990

Broadcast history

30 May 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 June 199019900620

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: THE GREENHOUSE EFFECTS

Previous in series: John Waite INVESTIGATES SELLAFIELD VICTIMS

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

21 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 June 199019900621

First broadcast on 1990-06-20

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: THE GREENHOUSE EFFECTS

Previous in series: John Waite INVESTIGATES SELLAFIELD VICTIMS

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

21 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 September 199019900920

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: CANCER TREATMENT IN BRTAIN

Previous in series: THE GREENHOUSE EFFECTS

Description

SBH:An investigation into the mysterious death of Willie McRae, a prominent Scottish politician and anti-nuclear campaigner.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

20 Sep 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Ken Lyndsey (rdr)

John Waite (Speaker)

Jean Buchanan (Speaker)

John Conway (Speaker)

David Coutts (Speaker)

Willie Mcrae (Speaker)

Peter Findley (Speaker)

Dorothy Messer (Speaker)

Michael Strathern (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 551043.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 September 199519950921

First broadcast on 1995-09-20

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 27 September 1995

Previous in series: 13 September 1995

Broadcast history

21 Sep 1995 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 February 199619960221

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 08 May 1996

Previous in series: 14 February 1996

Description

John Waite investigates.

He goes to Stoke on Trent where it is said bureaucr-

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (ed)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Andrew Crawford (rdr)

Dave Cuthbertson (Speaker)

Neville Washington (Speaker)

Gary Shenton (Speaker)

Colin Knipe (Speaker)

Tony Reeves (law society (spkr)) (Speaker)

David Latchford (Speaker)

Fred Hawthorne (Speaker)

George Stevenson (labour mp (spkr)) (Speaker)

Jim Stevenson (leek united building society () (Speaker)

Vicky Hawthorne (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 February 199619960222

First broadcast on 1996-02-21

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 08 May 1996

Previous in series: 14 February 1996

Description

John Waite investigates.

He goes to Stoke on Trent where it is said bureaucr-

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1996 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (ed)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Andrew Crawford (rdr)

Dave Cuthbertson (Speaker)

Neville Washington (Speaker)

Gary Shenton (Speaker)

Colin Knipe (Speaker)

Tony Reeves (law society (spkr)) (Speaker)

David Latchford (Speaker)

Fred Hawthorne (Speaker)

George Stevenson (labour mp (spkr)) (Speaker)

Jim Stevenson (leek united building society () (Speaker)

Vicky Hawthorne (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 May 199019900524

First broadcast on 1990-05-23

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 30 May 1990

Previous in series: 16 May 1990

Broadcast history

24 May 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 January 199019900124

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: BSE

Previous in series: STEELWORKERS' DISEASES

Broadcast history

24 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 January 199619960125

First broadcast on 1996-01-24

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 31 January 1996

Previous in series: 17 January 1996

Description

John Waite investigates.

In this week's programme he looks at the astonishing

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

maladministration of pension funds

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Andrew Crawford (rdr)

Toby Longworth (Speaker)

Julian Farrand (Speaker)

Frank Bailey (Speaker)

Alan Bothwell (Speaker)

Rose Aherne (Speaker)

Bob Burt (Speaker)

Bob Jackson (fmc (spkr)) (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 May 198919890525

First broadcast on 1989-05-24

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 07 June 1989

Previous in series: 18 May 1989

Broadcast history

24 May 1989 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

25 May 1989 19:02-19:45 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: SIMON WALTON

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901025

First broadcast on 1990-10-24

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: SIMON WALTON

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 September 199519950927

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: COURT MARTIAL SYSTEM

Previous in series: 20 September 1995

Broadcast history

27 Sep 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 February 199019900228

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 16 May 1990

Previous in series: A SHIP WHICH SANK

Description

SBH:Last of current series looks at stories covered in the past year and brings us up-to-date on what's happened since.

Items on Puppy Farms, BSE compensation for farmers (incl.

act.

Gummer announcing increase to 100% of value); Bradley v.

Eagle Star industrial injury compensation; sale of Church property; war widows pensions.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Mar 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

John Gummer (Speaker)

Nicholas Winterton (Speaker)

John Waite (Speaker)

David Maclean (Speaker)

Ann Winterton (Speaker)

Peter Lloyd (Speaker)

Donald Thompson (Speaker)

John Pickering (Speaker)

Alan Williams (Labour MP Swansea West (spkr)) (Speaker)

Pat North (Speaker)

Doris Bradley (Speaker)

Peter Anderson (RSPCA (spkr)) (Speaker)

Lynn Harper (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 683771.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 February 199019900301

First broadcast on 1990-02-28

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 16 May 1990

Previous in series: A SHIP WHICH SANK

Description

SBH:Last of current series looks at stories covered in the past year and brings us up-to-date on what's happened since.

Items on Puppy Farms, BSE compensation for farmers (incl.

act.

Gummer announcing increase to 100% of value); Bradley v.

Eagle Star industrial injury compensation; sale of Church property; war widows pensions.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Mar 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

John Gummer (Speaker)

Nicholas Winterton (Speaker)

John Waite (Speaker)

David Maclean (Speaker)

Ann Winterton (Speaker)

Peter Lloyd (Speaker)

Donald Thompson (Speaker)

John Pickering (Speaker)

Alan Williams (Labour MP Swansea West (spkr)) (Speaker)

Pat North (Speaker)

Doris Bradley (Speaker)

Peter Anderson (RSPCA (spkr)) (Speaker)

Lynn Harper (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 683771.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 January 199619960201

First broadcast on 1996-01-31

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 07 February 1996

Previous in series: 24 January 1996

Description

John Waite investigates.

This week's programme looks at the growing unease

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

investigative programmes (presentation style)

clearing banks

motability (charity)

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1996 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Geoffrey Whitehead (Speaker)

Alex Carlile (Speaker)

Peter White (disability reporter (spkr)) (Speaker)

Stephen Bradshaw (Speaker)

Jean Ashcroft (Speaker)

Marcus Brown (Speaker)

Gerry Acher (Speaker)

John Ditton (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901031

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: LAST 100 PROGRAMMES

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901101

First broadcast on 1990-10-31

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: LAST 100 PROGRAMMES

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Ship Which Sank19900221

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 28 February 1990

Previous in series: 14 February 1990

Description

SBH:An investigation into the fate of the Merchant Vessel "Marine", which sank with all hands, including three inexperienced youngsters recruited as seamen through a British job centre.

Presented by John Waite.

Produced by Graham Ellis.

A programme from the series Face the Facts.

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Feb 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Charles Simpson (rdr)

Alex Lester (rdr)

John Waite (Speaker)

June Spencer (Speaker)

Neville Trotter (Speaker)

Michael Grey (Speaker)

Jim Buckley (Speaker)

Gladys Hobson (Speaker)

David Eliot (Speaker)

Anne Rannigan (Speaker)

Keith Jobling (Speaker)

Mrs Wilson (Speaker)

Agnes Cramman (Speaker)

Bryan Allan (Speaker)

Thomas Hiscock (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 670605.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Ship Which Sank19900222

First broadcast on 1990-02-21

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 28 February 1990

Previous in series: 14 February 1990

Description

SBH:An investigation into the fate of the Merchant Vessel "Marine", which sank with all hands, including three inexperienced youngsters recruited as seamen through a British job centre.

Presented by John Waite.

Produced by Graham Ellis.

A programme from the series Face the Facts.

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Feb 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Charles Simpson (rdr)

Alex Lester (rdr)

John Waite (Speaker)

June Spencer (Speaker)

Neville Trotter (Speaker)

Michael Grey (Speaker)

Jim Buckley (Speaker)

Gladys Hobson (Speaker)

David Eliot (Speaker)

Anne Rannigan (Speaker)

Keith Jobling (Speaker)

Mrs Wilson (Speaker)

Agnes Cramman (Speaker)

Bryan Allan (Speaker)

Thomas Hiscock (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 670605.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bse19900131

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 07 February 1990

Previous in series: 24 January 1990

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

A report on the cattle brain disease BSE.

Incls.

int.

with Food Minister David Maclean, who denies the Ministry of Agriculture dragged its feet over implementing precautions.

Presenter and interviewer: John Waite

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Feb 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

David Maclean (Speaker)

Hugh Fraser (Speaker)

Francis Anthony (Speaker)

Donald Thompson (Speaker)

David Shepherd (Speaker)

David Tyrell (Speaker)

Bill Reilly (Speaker)

Colin Whittaker (Speaker)

Arthur Rolfe (Speaker)

Linda Allan (Speaker)

Leslie Fisher (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201091.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bse19900201

First broadcast on 1990-01-31

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 07 February 1990

Previous in series: 24 January 1990

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

A report on the cattle brain disease BSE.

Incls.

int.

with Food Minister David Maclean, who denies the Ministry of Agriculture dragged its feet over implementing precautions.

Presenter and interviewer: John Waite

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Feb 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

David Maclean (Speaker)

Hugh Fraser (Speaker)

Francis Anthony (Speaker)

Donald Thompson (Speaker)

David Shepherd (Speaker)

David Tyrell (Speaker)

Bill Reilly (Speaker)

Colin Whittaker (Speaker)

Arthur Rolfe (Speaker)

Linda Allan (Speaker)

Leslie Fisher (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201091.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Cancer Treatment In Brtain19900926

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 03 October 1990

Previous in series: 20 September 1990

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Cancer Treatment in Britain.

John Waite investigates the variations in diagnosis, treatment and facilities throughout the UK.

Refs.

to whether some kinds of cancer are better treated in centres of excellence.

Producer: Graham Elis.

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Virginia Bottomley (Speaker)

Alan Maynard (Speaker)

David Pickering (Speaker)

Ray Jackson (Speaker)

Derek Crowther (Speaker)

Tim Eden (Speaker)

Michael Whitehouse (Speaker)

Tim Macilwain (Speaker)

Len Birch (Speaker)

Karol Sakora (Speaker)

Jane Sturgess (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 524576.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Cancer Treatment In Brtain19900927

First broadcast on 1990-09-26

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 03 October 1990

Previous in series: 20 September 1990

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Cancer Treatment in Britain.

John Waite investigates the variations in diagnosis, treatment and facilities throughout the UK.

Refs.

to whether some kinds of cancer are better treated in centres of excellence.

Producer: Graham Elis.

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Virginia Bottomley (Speaker)

Alan Maynard (Speaker)

David Pickering (Speaker)

Ray Jackson (Speaker)

Derek Crowther (Speaker)

Tim Eden (Speaker)

Michael Whitehouse (Speaker)

Tim Macilwain (Speaker)

Len Birch (Speaker)

Karol Sakora (Speaker)

Jane Sturgess (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 524576.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Castles In Spain19900110

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: STEELWORKERS' DISEASES

Previous in series: 03 January 1990

Description

SBH:Castles in Spain.

A report on the problems of an ageing British expatriate community in Spain.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4)

29 May 1991 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

30 May 1991 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (Speaker)

Bill Walker (Speaker)

John Dove (Speaker)

Pauline Stone (Speaker)

Geoff Weaver (Speaker)

Leslie Lyons (Speaker)

Joe Yates-Round (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 358665.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Castles In Spain19900111

First broadcast on 1990-01-10

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: STEELWORKERS' DISEASES

Previous in series: 03 January 1990

Description

SBH:Castles in Spain.

A report on the problems of an ageing British expatriate community in Spain.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1990 09:05-09:35 (RADIO 4)

29 May 1991 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

30 May 1991 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (Speaker)

Bill Walker (Speaker)

John Dove (Speaker)

Pauline Stone (Speaker)

Geoff Weaver (Speaker)

Leslie Lyons (Speaker)

Joe Yates-Round (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 358665.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Derbyshire Sinking19901010

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: SIMON WALTON

Previous in series: 03 October 1990

Description

SBH:Presenter John Waite investigates the loss, ten years ago of the bulk carrier M.V.

Derbyshire, and produces fresh evidence in the fight for the truth by the families of those who were lost in the disaster.

Produced by Graham Ellis.

From the series Face the Facts.

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

John Waite (Speaker)

Tom Byrne (Speaker)

Peter Ridyard (Speaker)

Des King (Speaker)

Chris Erving (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 692209.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Earthquest Expeditions19900606

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (SLA) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: John Waite INVESTIGATES SELLAFIELD VICTIMS

Previous in series: 30 May 1990

Description

*

Subject Categories

voyages (travel)

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

07 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

David Bellamy (Speaker)

Scott Ellis (Speaker)

Nigel Winser (Speaker)

Robert Blazeley (Speaker)

Clare Bland (Speaker)

Steven Dickenson (Speaker)

David Howe (travel agent (spkr)) (Speaker)

Sue Mitchell (expedition leader (spkr)) (Speaker)

Alastair Montgomery (doctor (spkr)) (Speaker)

David Ratcliffe (glaciologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Alastair Wingate (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: Earthquest Expeditions19900607

First broadcast on 1990-06-06

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (SLA) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: John Waite INVESTIGATES SELLAFIELD VICTIMS

Previous in series: 30 May 1990

Description

*

Subject Categories

voyages (travel)

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

07 Jun 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite

Graham Ellis (Producer)

David Bellamy (Speaker)

Scott Ellis (Speaker)

Nigel Winser (Speaker)

Robert Blazeley (Speaker)

Clare Bland (Speaker)

Steven Dickenson (Speaker)

David Howe (travel agent (spkr)) (Speaker)

Sue Mitchell (expedition leader (spkr)) (Speaker)

Alastair Montgomery (doctor (spkr)) (Speaker)

David Ratcliffe (glaciologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Alastair Wingate (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: Last 100 Programmes19901108

First broadcast on 1990-11-07

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 02 January 1991

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

Broadcast history

08 Nov 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: Simon Walton19901017

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: DERBYSHIRE SINKING

Description

SBH:An investigation into the story of Simon Walton, a young offender who committed suicide at Armley Jail.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

18 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

John Waite (Speaker)

Richard Thompson (Speaker)

Chris Williams (Speaker)

Keith Thompson (Speaker)

Alan Thorpe (Speaker)

Alan Windsor (Speaker)

Ruth Bundy (Speaker)

Susan Walton (Speaker)

Stuart Chadwick (Speaker)

Paul Brunskill (Speaker)

Heather Mackie (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 557144.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Simon Walton19901018

First broadcast on 1990-10-17

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: DERBYSHIRE SINKING

Description

SBH:An investigation into the story of Simon Walton, a young offender who committed suicide at Armley Jail.

Presenter: John Waite.

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

18 Oct 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Graham Ellis (Producer)

John Waite (Speaker)

Richard Thompson (Speaker)

Chris Williams (Speaker)

Keith Thompson (Speaker)

Alan Thorpe (Speaker)

Alan Windsor (Speaker)

Ruth Bundy (Speaker)

Susan Walton (Speaker)

Stuart Chadwick (Speaker)

Paul Brunskill (Speaker)

Heather Mackie (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 557144.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Steelworkers' Diseases19900117

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 January 1990

Previous in series: CASTLES IN SPAIN

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Steelworkers' Diseases.

John Waite investigates why chronic bronchitis and emphysema are not proscribed industrial diseases.

This means that sufferers cannot receive compensation and extra allowances.

Producer: Graham Ellis.

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Alec Reid (Speaker)

Peter Howard (Speaker)

Sherwood Burge (Speaker)

Fraser Whitehead (Speaker)

Martin Regan (Speaker)

Paul Redgrave (Speaker)

Michael Harrington (Speaker)

Simon Pickvance (Speaker)

Jack Mcsorley (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 523664.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Steelworkers' Diseases19900118

First broadcast on 1990-01-17

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 24 January 1990

Previous in series: CASTLES IN SPAIN

Description

SBH:FACE THE FACTS - Steelworkers' Diseases.

John Waite investigates why chronic bronchitis and emphysema are not proscribed industrial diseases.

This means that sufferers cannot receive compensation and extra allowances.

Producer: Graham Ellis.

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Alec Reid (Speaker)

Peter Howard (Speaker)

Sherwood Burge (Speaker)

Fraser Whitehead (Speaker)

Martin Regan (Speaker)

Paul Redgrave (Speaker)

Michael Harrington (Speaker)

Simon Pickvance (Speaker)

Jack Mcsorley (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 523664.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Greenhouse Effects19900704

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 September 1990

Previous in series: 20 June 1990

Description

SBH:An investigation into the complaints of scientists, businessmen and manufacturers who say Britain is failing to get to grips with the problems posed by global warming.

Presenter and interviewer: John Waite.

A programme in the series Face the Facts.

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

05 Jul 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Bob Everett (Speaker)

Ian Fells (Speaker)

Simon Roberts (Speaker)

Mick Kelly (Speaker)

Keith Clayton (Speaker)

David Lawrence (Speaker)

John Cheshire (Speaker)

Peter Flesher (Speaker)

Bill Houston (Speaker)

John Berrett (Speaker)

Finn Hested (Speaker)

Pat Moss (teacher (spkr)) (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 517863.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Greenhouse Effects19900705

First broadcast on 1990-07-04

Producer: G.

ELLIS

Next in series: 20 September 1990

Previous in series: 20 June 1990

Description

SBH:An investigation into the complaints of scientists, businessmen and manufacturers who say Britain is failing to get to grips with the problems posed by global warming.

Presenter and interviewer: John Waite.

A programme in the series Face the Facts.

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

05 Jul 1990 09:05-09:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Waite (int)

Graham Ellis (Producer)

Bob Everett (Speaker)

Ian Fells (Speaker)

Simon Roberts (Speaker)

Mick Kelly (Speaker)

Keith Clayton (Speaker)

David Lawrence (Speaker)

John Cheshire (Speaker)

Peter Flesher (Speaker)

Bill Houston (Speaker)

John Berrett (Speaker)

Finn Hested (Speaker)

Pat Moss (teacher (spkr)) (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 517863.

Prostitution: Red Light? Green Light?2014073020140803
Prostitution: Red Light? Green Light?2014073020140803

John Waite investigates the varying approaches to street prostitution across the UK.

John Waite investigates the varying approaches to street prostitution across the UK - from open tolerance in some areas to zero tolerance in others. Eight years ago five women were murdered in Ipswich while working as prostitutes. It was a wake-up call for how the sex industry is policed across the country. But with critics now saying that policing tactics contributed to yet another murder of a prostitute in London recently - what has really changed?

Producer: Paul Waters

Research: Craig Lewis

Editor: Gavin Poncia.

Radioactive Legacy20120502

A pretty town on the Fife coast remains under threat of an unwelcome distinction. A corner of Dalgety Bay could still become the first place in Britain to be branded as radioactive contaminated land if the Ministry of Defence does not follow through on a plan to deal with radioactive particles washing up on its shore. The MOD's accused of causing the contamination in the first place: aircraft containing potentially hazardous radium were smashed up and buried after the Second World War. The MOD's investigating the scale of the problem and ways it might be put right, but has not promised a full and final clean-up of the bay. That's despite calls for it to do so from the local MP and former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and a recent discovery of particles far more radioactive than those previously found. Yet Face the Facts reveals how the MOD has cleaned up other sites deemed far less radioactive; how it's sold off contaminated land for development with radium undetected; how a lack of records means it does not know where similar sites might be and how a confidential government report we've seen from the 1950s warned of the danger of radium dumps being forgotten or, in the case of privately-owned land, deliberately concealed.

Presenter: John Waite

Producer: Jon Douglas.

John Waite investigates radioactive waste buried and forgotten by the Ministry of Defence.

Return Of The Lump2006072120060723
Return Of The Lump2006072820060730

Thousands of eastern Europeans are working in Britain's building trade, many being paid cash-in-hand, which means they don't qualify for pensions or benefits.

It's a phenomenon which has echoes of the 1950s and 1960s when tens of thousands of Irish workers did exactly the same.

While some made their fortune, others are the Lost Generation - living out their old age in inadequate bedsits, if they have a home at all.

John Waite investigates.

Safety On The Line?2013071720130721

John Waite investigates how a culture of rule-breaking and corner-cutting has crept into contractors carrying out work for Network Rail. Many contractors now rely on labour agencies for manpower, and railway workers reveal their concerns at the short notice of shifts they often receive and the long distances they sometimes travel before starting work. They describe how they are expected to work without rest breaks, ignore rules on shift length, and why they do not report safety incidents for fear of being blacklisted. John meets the mother of Scott Dobson, a 26 year old railway worker who was killed in an accident near Saxilby in December 2012. He finds evidence that the contractor now under investigation has a history of breaking safety rules and how before the accident it had been warned by the regulator to improve.

Presenter: John Waite

Producer: Richard Hooper

Editor: Andrew Smith.

Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

Sold Down River2013073120130804

Our tap water costs less than a tenth of a penny per litre. Most of it comes from rivers. A licensing system designed more than half a century ago means water companies can legally, and easily, extract large quantities of good quality water from water courses to deliver cheaply to the consumer. But, as John Waite reveals, it's the environment that is all too often paying the price for our low water bills. In this week's Face the Facts, we hear why the country's water framework is in desperate need of reform. As climate change and a growing population puts water supplies under increasing pressure, John investigates an outdated licensing system which is depleting many water courses. He hears of the 'lamentable stewardship' of iconic chalk streams, some of which now run completely dry; the missed opportunity in the recent Water Bill to tackle the long-known problem of over abstraction, and the dilemma facing the government and the water companies - put prices up to pay for costly alternatives, or let rivers pay the price?

Our tap water costs less than a tenth of a penny per litre. Most of it comes from rivers. A licensing system designed more than half a century ago means water companies can legally, and easily, extract large quantities of good quality water from water courses to deliver cheaply to the consumer. But, as John Waite reveals, it's the environment that is all too often paying the price for our low water bills. In this week's Face the Facts, we hear why the country's water framework is in desperate need of reform. As climate change and a growing population puts water supplies under increasing pressure, John investigates an outdated licensing system which is despoiling many water courses. He hears of the 'lamentable stewardship' of iconic chalk streams, some of which now run completely dry; the missed opportunity in the recent Water Bill to tackle the long-known problem of over abstraction, and the dilemma facing the government and the water companies - put prices up to pay for costly alternatives, or let rivers pay the price?

The Affordable Housing That's Unaffordable20140108

Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

The Country Rogue20140416

John Waite investigates why dozens of farmers from across the UK say they face ruin after borrowing money from a Somerset based finance company. The high-interest loans came with the promise that cheaper finance would follow. But when that promise failed to materialise, farmers were left with a spiralling debt that could never be repaid. Many have seen their land repossessed and sold off at auction. Some have been left homeless. Face the Facts reveals that the man behind the company has a history of failed businesses, running up large debts and personal bankruptcy. In 2010 he managed to form a partnership with a £20 million investment scheme backed by some of Britain's biggest pension funds.

The Defiance Of Science20130821

Face the Facts investigates a commonly used medicine, licensed for use since the 1980s, that may have caused thousands of unnecessary deaths in UK hospitals until its suspension 2 months ago. It's one of the most common sights in a hospital - a drip hanging from a stand by a patient's bed. We hear from doctors who have been calling for a ban on one type of starch-based drip since the late nineties and how their concerns were drowned out by supporters of the drug including a German doctor, who, we now know, falsified scientific research to support the use of the drug.

The Disowned Army20120104

John Waite reports on the campaign to recognise 5,000 Irish soldiers who deserted their own country's army to fight Nazism alongside the British in World War 2. When they returned home their names were placed on "The List" and they were denied jobs and treated as outcasts. Many in Ireland now see their treatment as inhumane and unjustified and there is a campaign underway to have the Irish Government officially erase the stain on their names.

John Waite reports on the Irish war heroes shunned for fighting in the Second World War.

The Dyslexia Dilemma *20080817

He investigates a controversial treatment that claims to have helped tens of thousands of people with learning difficulties.

Insiders tell of their concerns over the way courses were sold, and others question the research the company relies on to show that the treatment works.

The Hotels Of Last Resort20130102

John Waite investigates why homeless families are being unlawfully housed in bed and breakfast hotels for months on end. The law states families should be placed in properly equipped temporary accommodation, but over the last year the number of families staying in B&Bs for over 6 weeks has more than doubled. Councils blame the rise in homelessness on the government's reform of housing benefit and a chronic shortage of housing. But landlords tell the programme that councils should do more to source property from the private rented sector.

The Long Wait For A Law20090830

Imagine a series of arson attacks on the homes next door to you, or bulldozers demolishing homes their owners have been forced to sell.

These ares the antics of some of the unscrupulous landlords working in the mobile home industry.

John Waite investigates why the government is only now consulting on new legislation to stop thousands of elderly people living in fear.

The Marcos Mystery?2013072420130728

John Waite goes on the trail of the woman who, he's told, claims to be the daughter of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, and is about to inherit his missing millions.

She says she is a good Samaritan but her critics disagree. Claiming to be on the verge of a huge inheritance she's borrowed tens of thousands of pounds from Filipinos in London, they say. Claiming to be employed by the Home Office she's said to have accepted hundreds of pounds for immigration advice. Claiming to be an investment guru it's alleged that she has taken hundreds of thousands more from Swedish investors, and as a fish trader it's said that she's left a trail of out-of-pocket fishmongers at Billingsgate Fish Market. They also say she's claimed to be an airline pilot and daughter of a former Miss Spain. Never interviewed before she tells John why she believes her many critics are simply just jealous liars.

Producer: Joe Kent

Presenter: John Waite.

The Promised Land20080803

John investigates the business of selling small plots of land to investors with the promise of a return of 400 per cent on their outlay.

The scheme assumes the land will one day get planning permission, but instead thousands of people are left with a ridiculously expensive picnic site.

Financial regulators are trying to crack down on the practice.

The Recruits20100128

As youth unemployment continues to rise, John Waite investigates a training operation which has left hundreds of young people around the country without the training they signed up for or the jobs they were promised. Instead they are thousands of pounds in debt. The training provider folded, the recruitment company is apparently no longer operating and now the first payments on the loans are being demanded. How did one of Britain's biggest banks get involved in a programme which proved so worthless for many of its students?!

As youth unemployment continues to rise, John Waite investigates a training operation which has left hundreds of young people around the country without the training they signed up for or the jobs they were promised.

Instead they are thousands of pounds in debt.

The training provider folded, the recruitment company is apparently no longer operating and now the first payments on the loans are being demanded.

How did one of Britain's biggest banks get involved in a programme which proved so worthless for many of its students?!

A recruitment scheme which left jobseekers thousands of pounds in debt and without work.

The Rspca - A Law Unto Itself?2013080720130811

For almost 200 years, the RSPCA has been the nation's conscience on animal welfare. The UK's biggest animal charity has also been in the forefront when it comes to enforcing decent standards of animal care. But more recently questions are being asked about how the organisation is changing.

There are claims that it is too quick to prosecute vulnerable people - the elderly, people with mental health issues or mobility problems - rather than advising them or helping them better look after their pets. Some never get over the shock of being raided by the police and RSPCA - even if they're later completely cleared of any wrongdoing. They suspect that front page coverage of RSPCA raids may be at least partly motivated by a desire for donation-boosting publicity.

And vets and lawyers claim to have been unfairly targeted because they've stood up against the RSPCA in court.

Face the Facts investigates how the RSPCA is changing and whether it is in danger of losing its way.

Presenter:John Waite

Producer:Paul Waters

Editor:Andrew Smith.

For almost 200 years, the RSPCA has been the nation's conscience on animal welfare. The UK's biggest animal charity has also been in the forfront when it comes to enforcing decent standards of animal care. But more recently questions are being asked about how the organisation is changing.

There are claims that it is too quick to prosecute vulnerable people - the elderly, people with mental health issues or mobility problems - rather than advising or helping them better look after their pets. Some never get over the shock of being raided by the police and RSPCA - even if they're later completely cleared of any wrongdoing. They suspect that front page coverage of RSPCA raids may be at least partly motivated by a desire for donation-boosting publicity. And

Vets and lawyers claim to have been unfairly targeted because they've given evidence against the RSPCA in court.

The Stolen Families2012071820120722

The rise in parents abducting their children, fleeing abroad and evading custody orders.

John Waite investigates the growing number of international child abduction cases where a parent flees abroad with their children to keep custody and evade the law. So does the law need strengthening to protect the rights of the 'left-behind' parent? And how effective is the international convention which is designed to ensure children are returned home quickly?

Produced by Joe Kent and Jon Douglas

Research by Fiona Napier.

John Waite investigates the growing number of international child abduction cases where a parent flees abroad with their children to keep custody and evade the law.

Additional research by Fiona Napier.

The Uk Boomtown: North Sea Industry Suffers Staff Shortages20130522

At a time when the UK government is supporting billions of pounds worth of investment in the oil and gas industry to help economic recovery and secure thousands of jobs, John Waite asks how the 'threat' of the skills shortage can be overcome. The industry is being promoted as a vital strategic resource that helps fulfil our energy needs and insulates the UK from volatile global markets. However, filling the skills gap is widely considered to be one of the biggest challenges the industry faces. John hears how high levels of activity, global competition and the misconception of UK oil and gas being a 'sunset industry', is leading to talent overlooking a career in the sector. How a shortage of skilled labour drives up costs and impacts on project schedules, and leads to wider concerns over reliability of supply and, therefore, higher prices. He investigates why successive governments and the industry, despite foreseeing this problem, have so far failed to implement adequate policies and measures to tackle it, and asks what is now being done to develop sufficient levels of manpower. Business Secretary Vince Cable and a representative of the industry respond.

Producer: Katy Takatsuki

Editor:Andrew Smith.

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Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud.

Trouble In Paradise *20080720

British property owners in Goa fear they may lose their homes in a backlash against foreign investment in the Indian state.

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John Waite investigates the anti-arthritis drug Vioxx, which was hailed as a breakthrough in pain relief but had to be withdrawn because of concerns about side effects.

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Scores of people with learning disabilities are ending up in forced marriages.

Today on Face the Facts we reveal how scores of people with learning disabilities are ending up in illegal forced marriages.

It ranges from immigration scams, right through to well meaning relatives who hand pick a sometimes unwitting spouse, as a carer for the disabled person.

It predominantly, but not exclusively, involves South Asian families. It has also happens in some East European , African, Mediterranean and traveller families.

The key issue is to do with consent. If someone does not have mental capacity they can't consent to marriage, and no one else can consent on their behalf.

However, many families do not know about the Mental Capacity Act, and presume they are simply 'arranging' a marriage, which they have done for generations, and which is perfectly legal.

John Waite speaks to families of people with learning disabilities who have ended up in a forced marriage. We hear from a mother who is planning her disabled son's wedding for the end of the year.

We report about a couple who say their marriage is happy, even though experts agree the husband does not appear to have capacity to consent, and the wife is acting as his carer.

Plus we hear from a woman who was unwittingly married to a man who turned out to have learning disabilities and who has described how they are both victims.

The Government's recent announcement to criminalise Forced Marriage in general has been welcomed by some campaign groups, but opposed by others who say it will only push the practice underground.

For those working with people with learning disabilities, they view the reported cases of forced marriage involving people with learning disabilities as only the 'tip of the iceberg'.

Join John Waite for Face The Facts, Wednesday August 1st at 12.30pm.

Producer;Carolyn Atkinson.

Who Wants To Be A Trader Millionaire?20130508

We investigate concerns that more and more people are taking up trading the foreign exchange market, and stocks and shares, in search of well-paid careers or as a lucrative hobby. Expensive training courses offer the chance to learn the 'secrets of the trade' leaving participants to believe they can easily beat the market from the comfort of the computer in their spare bedroom or their laptop on the beach. With unemployment high, and interest rates low, a growing number of job seekers are turning themselves into d-i-y traders. So are all too many of those who sign up being fooled - or fooling themselves - into thinking that making money through financial trading is a pretty straightforward skill to acquire?

Producer:Joe Kent.

Wide Berth To Justice20120118

John Waite investigates the policing of crimes that take place on board cruise ships and the case of Rebecca Coriam, who disappeared from a Disney cruise ship earlier this year. With many ships flagging away from the UK, to countries like the Bahamas, Bermuda and Panama, does international law needs to be changed to ensure the safety of passengers and to protect victims of crime?

John Waite investigates the policing of crimes that take place on board cruise ships.

06 LASTAid College *20080824

John investigates the college which claims to train people in international development and equip them with the skills to work in the developing world.

He reports on a walk-out by the students and looks at allegations that they are made to work to keep clothes recycling companies going.

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John Waite exposes the hidden cost of this year's Olympic Games, with many workers killed or seriously injured in the race to build Greece's Olympic dream.

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John Waite explores claims that Europe's largest army barracks in Catterick, North Yorkshire, has a hidden death toll which families are finding particularly difficult to come to terms with because of the secrecy and lack of information provided.

One weekend in April 2000, twenty year old Allan Sharples visited his family and fiancee before returning laughing and joking back to the army life he loved at Catterick Barracks.

Within twenty-four hours he was dead, apparently having shot himself.

The post mortem said he had finished with his girlfriend, an assertion which Sharples' fiancee strenuously denies.

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John Waite exposes the hidden death toll and the reasons behind it at Europe's largest army barracks in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

Deaths which families find particularly difficult to come to terms with because of secrecy and the lack of information they receive.

One weekend in April 2000, twenty year old Allan Sharples visited his family and fiancee before returning laughing and joking back to the Army life he loved at Catterick Barracks.

Within 24 hours he was dead, apparently having shot himself.

The post mortem said he had finished with his girlfriend, an assertion which Sharples' fiancee strenuously denies.

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This week John Waite investigates people who have been persecuted by animal rights protestors - not for being cruel to animals, or for conducting animal experiments but for doing business with people who have.