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Going Underground

Western media has ‘worthy victims and unworthy victims’ - John Pilger [E111] AFP Photo / Jack Guez
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 is not an option" because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst othe... August 02, 2014 05:18 12
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.

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 1
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 4
Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett
NHS privatisation, Israeli goods & the death of the middle class [E108]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground as key health unionsballot for strike action.The head of the British Medical Association explains how privatisation is not...

July 26, 2014 08:30 4
AFP Photo / Will Oliver
Who broke the banks & what flip-flops say about globalisation [E107]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the real culprits of the financial meltdown and the controversial RBS bailout. Award winning journalist Ian Fraser...

July 23, 2014 08:30 2
A Pro Plastine demonstrator is led away by police officers as Pro Israeli demonstrators stage a demonstration in support of Israel outside the Israeli embassy in London on July, 2014. (AFP Photo / Justin Tallis)
Dodgy arms deals, pro-Israel bias & scrapping the tax system [E106]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on Britain’s corrupt arms deals. Author Nick Gilby explains that bribery & corruption has permeated the UK’s...

July 21, 2014 08:30 1
AFP Photo / APN
Corporate spies, means-testing depression, & self-UNemployed [E105]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground in the booming sector of corporate surveillance. Journalist and comedian Mark Thomas discusses his personal experience of...

July 19, 2014 08:30
Reuters/Olivia Harris
Coalition rams surveillance legislation through parliament & urgent need for shift in UK’s drug policy [E104]

In this episode, Afshin Rattansi casts a critical eye on David Cameron’s sweeping cabinet reshuffle, and the government’s need to urgently review...

July 16, 2014 08:30
​Austerity bites at the sharp end of the cuts & HealthWatch tackles unsafe hospital discharges [E103]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the cost of austerity and a spike in class-consciousness. Journalist and author Mary O’Hara describes a growing...

July 14, 2014 09:30
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett)
Fashion Week-ileaks, Israel’s spin-doctors & how to win the World Cup [E102]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground to discuss plans by designer and activist Ben Westwood to bring London Fashion Week to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian...

July 12, 2014 08:30 2

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