BBC Scotland Investigates Season 2016
S2016 E00Feb 29, 2016
Educating Sir Tom Feb 29, 2016 Businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter asks how we can guarantee every child a world-class education. He made millions selling trainers, now he visits schools across Scotland to see why poorer children do worse, and what we can do to improve results. He hears from teachers, parents and pupils about what makes a good school. When he has completed his investigation, he presents his findings to the First Minister.
S2016 E00May 16, 2016
Britain's Puppy Dealers Exposed May 16, 2016 BBC Scotland investigates the ruthless world of the dog trade. Using secret filming, reporter Sam Poling tracks the supply chain of the country's favourite pet, and uncovers some shocking truths about where and how these animals are being bred.
S2016 E00Jun 15, 2016
Women Prisoners: Throw Away the Key? Jun 15, 2016 Scotland jails more women than almost anywhere else in northern Europe. It's expensive and it has a shattering impact on the families. One of Britain's top human rights lawyers, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, examines new plans to close down Scotland's women's prison at Cornton Vale and move many of the women from prison into communities across Scotland.She looks at the success of international attempts at prison reform and questions why more funding isn't being given to successful justice projects in the community.
S2016 E00Aug 22, 2016
How Safe Is My School? Aug 22, 2016 When Storm Gertrude brought down a wall at an Edinburgh primary school, it sparked a crisis that brought disruption to thousands of families. But it also exposed concerns over the safety of the very buildings parents need to trust most. Fiona Walker investigates why the wall collapsed, how many of our new schools are potentially dangerous and what this scandal tells us about how we're building and paying for the schools our children depend on.
S2016 E10Oct 24, 2016
The Timeshare Time Bomb Oct 24, 2016 They promised a lifetime of holidays without hassle, and the chance to own your own bit of the sun forever. And Britain's sunseekers snapped them up. More than six hundred thousand of us have bought timeshares. It's a hugely successful industry. But an increasing number of owners are getting too old or unwell to use them, and are facing huge problems in getting out of their contracts. BBC Scotland Investigates: The Timeshare Time Bomb looks at the problems - and the pitfalls - they face.
S2016 E10Nov 8, 2016
The Great Military Charity Scandal Nov 8, 2016 Military charities are big business. Every year millions of pounds are given in donations, but how much actually reaches those who need it? Reporter Sam Poling goes undercover to investigate whether some in the industry are simply cashing in on the public's goodwill. She catches on camera the sales tactics being used by supposed former veterans to line their own pockets and secretly films racist merchandise being sold by one military charity to raise funds. And she challenges the charities' regulatory system which allows all of this to happen.