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Going Underground

Government failures, terrorist media, & Cameron misleading public (E118) Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on why governments fail. Ed Straw, author of Stand and Deliver: A Design for Successful Government, says the failure is a problem with a system simply not designed for the modern world. Jamie Bartlett, author of Da... September 17, 2014 08:30
Going Underground

Three times a week Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media. From GCHQ to Occupy protests, and everything else in between, Going Underground is here to bring a fresh perspective to our audiences around Britain.

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​Meat free Mondays, cash for complaints, & indyref press (E117)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on climate change. Greg Barker, a former climate change minister, explains how giving up meat one day a week could save...

September 15, 2014 08:30
AFP Photo / Ahmad AL-Rubaye
​‘Outlandish’ political response to ISIS, & Parliamentary ‘puppets’ (E116)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the political response to ISIS. Former solicitor-general Sir Edward Garnier QC urges against passing ‘unnecessary...

September 13, 2014 08:30
People stand near the remains of fuselage where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine September 9, 2014. (Reuters/Marko Djurica )
'Grotesque spectacle' of MH17 & privatising child protection (E115)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the MH17 black box reports. Liam Halligan calls the whole situation a “grotesque spectacle,” warning that the...

September 10, 2014 08:30
A woman stands at her destroyed house in the village of Kominternovo, on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Mariupol, September 6, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
Ukraine 'risk of escalation', & (in)fertile profits of IVF (E114)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the crisis in Ukraine. Seumas Milne warns that Russia has held back in the face of the West supporting a coup in Kiev,...

September 08, 2014 08:30
Reuters / Stringer
​Islamic State war, & Charles Clarke: ‘Why do we need politics?’ (E113)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Islamic State and the prospects of Western intervention in Iraq and Syria. Sami Ramadani, professor at London...

September 06, 2014 08:30
Reuters/Yves Herman
NATO propaganda, a striking history, & BT drone links (E112)

On the eve of the NATO conference in Wales, Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the current tension between NATO and Russia. Former CIA agent Ray...

September 03, 2014 08:30
AFP Photo / Jack Guez
Western media has ‘worthy victims and unworthy victims’ - John Pilger [E111]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that "to be informed by it...

August 02, 2014 05:18
Reuters / Paul Hackett
Bonnie Greer on artists challenging austerity, Barclay’s ‘poisoned culture’ & America’s MH17 [E110]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with playwright and novelist Bonnie Greer to talk art, politics and why the CIA infiltrated black student movements in...

July 30, 2014 09:30
Reuters / Olivia Harris
Police brutality, NHS malpractice & Cameron’s indifference to human rights [E109]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on police brutality. Professor Peter Squires, looks at cover ups within Britain’s police units, and a lack of redress for...

July 28, 2014 08:30

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