File on 4

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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad

Held to Ransom July 13, 2021

The extraordinary story of a UK schools group which took on a cyber ransomware gang. The Harris Federation seems an unlikely target for ransomware criminals but it found itself at the centre of a cyber attack by anonymous hackers. With its servers down and a ransom demand of nearly £3 million, school leaders had to decide quickly whether to pay or suffer the consequences. File on 4 has unique access to the extraordinary negotiations that took place behind the scenes, involving an Israeli security company and Russian hackers. More British institutions are being hit by ransomware gangs than ever before, …

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Acts of Abuse July 6, 2021
Bullying and sexual abuse and harassment in the film and television industry.
A Death Sentence? June 29, 2021
A death sentence? The inmates dying after poor healthcare in prison.
Contracts of Interest June 22, 2021
Have some companies had preferential treatment for lucrative government contracts?
Above the law? June 15, 2021
Are police forces letting down victims of crime when those accused are their own officers?
The Cost of Care June 8, 2021
An investigation into rising care costs and how the most vulnerable are paying the price
Leaseholder Losses June 1, 2021
Leaseholders say they need more protection. Is the current system letting them down?
Peer on peer sexual harassment and abuse in Britain’s schools and colleges.
The Cost of Long Covid May 18, 2021
Long Covid - what happens when the sick pay runs out?
Why thousands of foreign directors head up UK firms they actually have little to do with.
Are asylum seekers being mistreated by UK companies paid billions to house them?
Investigating China’s new strategy of spreading disinformation around the world.
File on 4 lifts the lid on the dangerous and polluting world of international shipbreaking
Livvy Haydock investigates dating apps and if the pandemic has made them more dangerous.
Surviving Self-Harm Feb. 16, 2021
One teenager's experience of hurting herself and a system struggling with rising demand.
What did the government get for the £12.5 billion it spent on PPE for NHS staff?
Stories from the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.
A Year of Covid Jan. 26, 2021
Jane Deith talks to the medics who fought the first wave of Covid-19 in England's ICUs.
Women Who Abuse Jan. 19, 2021
The hidden victims of female child sexual abuse, fighting for justice - and closure.
Undue Influence Jan. 12, 2021
The relationship between social media influencers and clinics promoting cosmetic surgery.