BBC Scotland Investigates Season 2018
S2018 E00Feb 26, 2018
Mind the Gap: Are Scotland's Trains Fit for the 21st Century? Feb 26, 2018 Ian Hamilton goes on a journey of discovery along some of Scotland's urban and rural rail services to find out if they are on the right track to meet growing customer demand. Along the way he hears from commuters on a range of issues that affect their travel experience on a daily basis, including ease of access, overcrowding and punctuality. He also examines the track record of initiatives such as the opening of the rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh and hears how infrastructure improvements are in the pipeline for parts of the north east network. In Newcastle, he checks on the progress of the manufacture of new rolling stock and catches up with transport minister Humza Yousaf.
S2018 E00Apr 16, 2018
Help Me Save My Child Apr 16, 2018 Lisa Summers meets parents struggling to cope with children whose behaviour is extremely challenging. As the number of young people diagnosed with autism rockets, more and more families are desperate for help. Children whose autism is often mistaken for bad behaviour speak out about what it is like to be judged, and their parents share heartbreaking stories of how hard it is to get the support they need.
S2018 E00Apr 30, 2018
A Force in Crisis Apr 30, 2018 Sam Poling investigates the series of crises to have hit Police Scotland, five years after the creation of the national force. She hears damning testimony from serving officers and discovers evidence of misconduct and the manipulation of crime figures. The programme reveals leaked documents which show corruption at the very heart of the force and a culture of fear within its ranks, documents those at the top tried to suppress. She asks the current chief constable whether, with his own controversial background, he is fit to lead.
S2018 E00Jul 9, 2018
Breaking Point Jul 9, 2018 Mentally ill patients who hoped to get better in an NHS hospital describe a unit at breaking point. They tell reporter Fiona Walker that they were pinned to the floor in agony and bullied on wards where illegal drugs are rife. The investigation lifts the lid on the troubled Carseview psychiatric care unit in Dundee, which is already under scrutiny for allegations that it has failed suicidal patients.