Bbc Panorama

'A Prescription For Murder' Left Me Sad, Angry And With Very Little Respect For Panorama

James Woods | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
James Woods

Last night, BBC's long running 'investigative' documentary programme, Panorama, aired its latest film on BBC One. The show entitled 'A Prescription For Murder' had been met with criticism from many mental health campaigners and professionals.

As Someone Who Takes SSRI Antidepressants BBC Panorama Angered And Distressed Me

Sophie Davies | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Sophie Davies

I found the documentary extremely distressing. As a very caring and empathetic person (traits that remain unchanged despite my exposure to SSRIs), I found it deeply upsetting that somebody who watched this programme could draw correlation between my profile and that of a serial killer. The BBC had a responsibility to safeguard a potential audience of SSRI takers whose lives had been benefitted by this drug, but of course, the experience of the majority was omitted from the programme.

BBC Panorama's Latest Programme Is Set To Inflame Stigma Around Mental Health And Medication

James Woods | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
James Woods

To me, it seems like it is yet another case of trying to make sense of complex, rare cases that have resulted in tragedy. But remember, never blame the oh-so-sacred alcohol. Ideally, the show would be pulled and potentially redeveloped but at this time it looks like it will go ahead.

Why Sleep Must Be Taken Seriously

Vicki Dawson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Dawson

Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group have bought into our services and every family in the town with a child age 12 months upwards can access our support services. This is our vision for the rest of the country, sleep support should be readily available and free within community settings.

IVF "Add On" Treatments - Are They Worth It?

Emma Cannon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

These add-ons include pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS); endometrial scratch (which was the only add-on clinically proven to show some benefit); and additional bloods and immunology testing, to name but a few. New, experimental treatments with a significant or growing body of anecdotal evidence behind them are how many of these treatments could best be described

I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My Ovaries

Deborah Linton | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Linton

As evidenced by the tears of the women in last night's programme, infertility is brutal, physically and emotionally, and affects 1 in 7 couples. If my doctor had asked me for twice the price on the promise of heightened chances, I'd have handed it over without a moment's thought. That is why the ethics at play in last night's TV made for such unsettling viewing.

Outraged About Child Labour In Fashion? Here's What You Can Do

Paula Haunit | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Style
Paula Haunit

As devastating as this week's BBC Panorama programme on Syrian refugee children working in Turkish garment factories was, its revelations do not surprise anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of the garment industry.

I Saw First-Hand How British Brands Unknowingly Exploited Syrian Refugees

Darragh MacIntyre | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Darragh MacIntyre

I'd been told that child labour was endemic in Turkey, but I wasn't prepared for the reality of it. Or the scale of it. One basement workshop was almost entirely staffed with children, many of whom couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old, the very picture of Dickensian misery.

The Place Where No-One Is a Witness

Catrin Nye | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Catrin Nye

Patricia Erdmann sits in a living room that is a shrine to her dead son Lee. Pictures of the 37-year-old on holiday, at weddings and with his five children are everywhere. She has an engraved marble memorial to him by her bed. Patricia admits to crying herself to sleep some nights. Lee was drinking in The Wellington pub on Regent Road in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Saturday 10 September 2011. He had been laughing and joking with a man at the bar and got up to go to the toilet. The same man shot him in the back when it was turned.

The Battle for British Islam = Propaganda for the CTS Bill

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The political agenda pushed by journalists such as Ware, is nothing short of a divisive and destructive mechanism to socially facilitate the British public's support, or at least acceptance for a draconian legislation, such as the CTS bill by capitalising on people's fear of Muslims.

Food Banks Are Far More Than a Response to the Recession Crisis

David Walker | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
David Walker

It began with a BBC Panorama programme in early 2014. It has ended with an All Party Parliamentary report just before Christmas. From start to finish, 2014 became the year in which it has become clear that food banks are far more than a response to a crisis occasioned by the recent recession. Even as the economy grows and employment with it, the number of those presenting with genuine food poverty in Britain continues itself to grow, and rapidly. What's going on?

How Long Will North Korea Survive?

John Sweeney | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
John Sweeney

The good news is that the dark tyranny of North Korea under Kim Jong Un, according to Izidor Urian, who knew Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung, is doomed to end. The bad news? That happy ending could take "thirty, forty, fifty years."

Undercover BBC Expose Reveals Apple's 'Exhausted' Chinese Workers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has been accused of using Chinese suppliers who exhaust their workers, provide inadequate training and impose other harsh working conditions. ...

Panorama Shows 'Why She Doesn't Leave'

Polly Neate | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

There is a wall of ignorance standing between victims of domestic violence and the rest of us. The constant question "why doesn't she just leave him?" has such a simple answer: she fears she will be killed. The two women a week who are killed, on average, by a partner or former partner, bear silent witness to this.

Bullying Banks and Toothless Ministers

Ian Middleton | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

I just watched a documentary revealing some of the outrageous behaviour from UK banks in their dealings with small and medium businesses. It's a cliche I usually try to avoid, but this really does beggar belief, especially from two of the banks the tax payer bailed out to the tune of billions of pounds of our money!

Mazher Mahmood - The Fake Sheikh in the Dock

Ian Kirby | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Ian Kirby

I worked alongside Maz for 13 years when I was political editor of the News of the World and found him a tough, resourceful and committed reporter. Like a well-trained hunting dog, he was always straining at the leash and desperate to get stuck in to the next big story.

The Friends of Jimmy Savile

Matt Carr | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Matt Carr

It is now clear that the freakish peroxide conman Jimmy Savile was one of the nastiest and most vicious paedophiles in British history. At present, according to new research commissioned from the NSPCC by BBC Panorama, there are more than 500 reports of abuse against him, and that figure is almost certainly an understatement, given the almost complete freedom that Savile enjoyed to do whatever he liked to whomever he liked.

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

'We Were There To Act Like A Terror Group'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Members of an elite British Army unit have admitted breaking the law by killing unarmed men during the Troubles. A BBC Panorama documentary reveals...

Locked Up for Being Mentally Ill

Lesa Walton | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Lesa Walton

I've just watched the Panorama programme, 'locked up for being ill'. It exposed the problem of mentally ill people being picked up by police and locked in cells as the only solution to their mental health crisis available!

Online Dating Companies 'Use Pseudo Accounts' To Keep Users Interested

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

The privacy watchdog is investigating the online dating industry after claims that personal data was being sold to bolster sites' numbers. The Info...

'You Are Brilliantly Earning Your Money'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK

Details of the shady deal allegedly accepted by a former Tory MP, to pay him thousands of pounds to ask questions in parliament, have been published o...

The Academic Implications of John Sweeney's North Korea Documentary

Dr Matthew Ashton | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Matthew Ashton

The decision of the BBC and John Sweeney to enter North Korea undercover with a group of LSE students raises a number of important questions relating to the ethics of the media. Chiefly whether they were putting the students in harm's way, but also if they'd made them fully aware of the risks involved beforehand.

'Reckless And Ethically Reprehensible'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

The London School of Economics has expressed fury at BBC journalists who went undercover on a student trip to North Korea, claiming the corporation re...

BBC Suspends Panorama Producer Over Bribery Claims

PA | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

The BBC has suspended a Panorama employee and shelved an episode of the programme after a producer was accused of trying to bribe a security consultan...