5 live Investigates

Adrian Goldberg presents an entertaining mix of dirt-digging, debunking, and intriguing interviews revealing unreported issues. Investigative news report from Adrian Goldberg’s BBC Radio 5 live programme, broadcast Sundays at 11am.

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5LI: Gene Doping 12 Jan 2014
Gene therapy is a pioneering branch of medicine that aims to treat disease using genes. But the treatment also has the potential to be exploited by athletes and their coaches seeking an unfair advantage. Adrian Goldberg hears from the medical experts bombarded with requests to share their secrets with professional sportsmen and women and asks if the authorities know enough to spot abuse. Plus: the leaseholders facing huge bills for repairs from their local authority freeholders.
Dátum: 2014-01-12 Idő: 13:00:00
5LI: Gay Escorts 05 Jan 2014
A young male prostitute working in London's Soho and his family speak to Adrian Goldberg about their views on the trade. The internet has modernised the old 'rent boy' scene where young men would solicit on the streets but escorts still face risks such as sexually transmitted diseases and violent clients. Plus: The websites claiming to sell World Cup tickets before they've even been printed. Is FIFA is doing enough to clamp down on abuses?
Dátum: 2014-01-05 Idő: 13:15:00
5LI: Council Crisis Grants & Dog Theft 22 Dec 2013
Coucils accused of sitting on grants that could be used to ease the plight of families in dire financial need.Also: the rise in dog thefts. MPs say more needs to be done to tackle the problem. And vishing fraud: should banks be clamping down on so-called mule accounts, used by criminals to launder the proceeds of fraud?
Dátum: 2013-12-22 Idő: 13:30:00
5LI Taxi Driver Attacks & Vishing Fraud 15 Dec 2014
One taxi driver every two weeks is killed or seriously injured in an attack while at work. Figures show that 161 cabbies were the victims of wounding with intent, attempted murder and murder over the last five years. Also: The steep rise in fraudsters conning people out of their bank security details in a scam known as 'vishing.' One woman describes how she was defrauded of her life savings.
Dátum: 2013-12-15 Idő: 13:30:00
5LI: Dementia medication & CPS undercharging 08 Dec 13
Adrian Goldberg discovers people who suffer from dementia are still being prescribed anti-depressants - despite warnings they can do more harm than good. Plus concerns that the Crown Prosecution Service is undercharging cases to save money after being hit with 27 per cent budget cuts.
Dátum: 2013-12-08 Idő: 12:41:00
5LI: Aggressive Parents at Football Matches 01 Dec 2013
The FA is taking action to improve the behaviour of a minority of parents and club officials who’re abusive and aggressive at youth football matches. One adult ref says he was assaulted at an under-11s game over the weekend. Some young refs are being intimidated and bullied. The FA has recorded more than 3,500 incidents of misconduct involving adults at youth matches over the last 15 months.
Dátum: 2013-12-01 Idő: 13:00:00
5LI: Far Right Attacks on Muslims 24 Nov 2013
Far right extremists are using the internet to target Muslims with hate-filled messages. Campaigners claim the police aren't doing enough to curb it - and that violent language on the web is spilling over into violence on the streets.
Dátum: 2013-11-24 Idő: 13:00:00
5LI: Home Circumcision & Art Theft 17 Dec 2013
Concerns over the safety of home circumcision. With the NHS saying it will only fund the procedure if it is needed for medical reasons, families wanting their baby boys circumcised are turning to private practitioners. But concerns are being raised about the quality of care being offer by some. We expose a doctor who was prepared to breach a GMC ban on him from carrying out home circumcisions - although he denies acting improperly. Also – the theft of arts and antiques in the UK. The scale of the criminal enterprise now outstrips the theft of cars. The police are setting up a new intelligence network to crack down on the international trade in stolen treasures.
Dátum: 2013-11-17 Idő: 13:00:00
5LI: Fitness for Work Assessments 10 Nov 2013
Do the Government's fitness to work assessments unfairly penalise people with mental health problems? The tests were introduced to ensure people on some benefits were genuinely unable to work. Also: The rise in acid attacks. Is it becoming the new weapon for gangs?
Dátum: 2013-11-10 Idő: 13:00:00
5LI: Dementia & Rabies
Police say they’re having to deal with people suffering from dementia. It’s a job that takes them away from the fight against crime – and would be better done by social or health services.
Dátum: 2013-11-03 Idő: 15:00:00