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Going Underground

Phone hacking ‘culture of contempt’ & Bowie’s ch-ch-changes (E123) Rupert Murdoch.(Reuters / David Gray)
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the phone hacking scandal. Peter Jukes suggests that Coulson was a victim of the culture at the Sun, with them simply getting too powerful, and an attitude of contempt towards personal privacy. Simon Critchley... September 29, 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.

Demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London September 26, 2014. (Reuters/Neil Hall)
Iraq one of ‘greatest political messes in history’ (E122)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the British air strikes in Iraq. Patrick Cockburn, author of The Jihadis Return, warns Britain has involved itself in...

September 27, 2014 08:30
Reuters / Toby Melville
Slippery slope of Assisted Dying, & Homeless ‘socially prepared to fail’ (E121)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the proposed Assisted Dying Bill. Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of the most successful British Paralympians, warns that...

September 24, 2014 08:30
Reuters/Stringer
Nationalized rail, reluctant capitalists, & another police shooting (E120)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on political values. Roger Scruton discusses what it means to be a conservative, arguing it’s about what binds us, by...

September 22, 2014 08:30
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Reuters / John Stillwell)
Assange on Google's 'revolving door' with state dept (E119)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground about the time WikiLeaks met Google. Julian Assange discusses the meeting he had in 2011 with Eric Schmidt and three...

September 20, 2014 08:30
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
Government failures, terrorist media, & Cameron misleading public (E118)

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...

September 17, 2014 08:30
Reuters/David M. Parrott
​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

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