File on 4

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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad

With Britain's biggest private care home provider in financial turmoil, and councils forced to make huge cuts, Fran Abrams asks if the way we pay for elderly care is unsustainable?...
A Living Death June 21, 2011
Should it be made simpler to end the life of patients in a vegetative state?
As a medical review begins into the care of people in a vegetative state, Ann Alexander asks whether it should be made simpler to end the life of patients in this condition....
PFI Profits June 15, 2011
Have taxpayers lost billions of pounds in the secretive resale of PFI contracts?
Companies are making billions of pounds in profits from a secretive trade in Private Finance Initiative contracts. But why are taxpayers able to get so little detail?...
The Iran Connection June 7, 2011
Allan Urry investigates claims that Iran has been stepping up its support for terrorism.
With parts of the Arab world in turmoil, and uncertainty after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Allan Urry investigates claims Iran has been stepping up its support for terrorism....
Air Crashes April 5, 2011
When a plane crashes, does the investigation always get to the real reasons?
The investigation following an air disaster is supposed to make air travel safer and stop further accidents. But do the reports always get to the truth about why planes crash?...
Memory on Trial March 29, 2011
Can memory evidence alone deliver justice in sex abuse cases when claims go back decades?
Do we understand enough about how memory works to properly assess evidence in sex abuse cases when allegations date back decades? Jackie Long speaks to victims and those accused....
Organs Failure? March 22, 2011
Is the NHS doing enough to combat the crisis in organ donations? Allan Urry investigates.
Three people die every day in the UK because of the shortage of organs for transplant. Is the NHS doing enough to ensure more suitable donors are available...
Egypt's Missing Millions March 15, 2011
Fran Abrams investigates the corruption that lay behind the Mubarak regime.
As banks begin the task of tracing missing money stolen from the Egyptian people, Fran Abrams investigates the corruption that lay behind the Mubarak regime....
Danger at Work March 8, 2011
After the first UK corporate manslaughter conviction, File on 4 examines safety at work.
After the UK's first corporate manslaughter conviction is safety at work really improving? Morland Sanders hears claims that some employers are still too easily flouting the law....
Doctors in Charge March 1, 2011
Family doctors are key to the Government health reforms, but how efficient are our GPs?
The Government plans to hand control of the £80 billion NHS budget in England to family doctors. But are GPs good managers and do they offer value for money? Gerry Northam reports....
Airport Woes Feb. 22, 2011
Why were flights grounded by snow? Do Britain's airport woes run deeper than bad weather?