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22/09/2020

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

What are the implications of tighter virus restrictions? And, as Parliament votes on the Internal Market Bill, what does the UK’s new negotiating stance mean for NI?
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Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Genres

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Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 10 months

Covid cases are on the up but so too is unemployment. Can our politicians save lives without killing jobs? Jim Fitzpatrick goes to Sweden to ask if any answers lie there. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Claire Irwin
Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

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Legacy of Murder

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Stories affecting life in Northern Ireland. Julian O'Neill investigates the controversy over the Stormont appointment of convicted killer Mary McArdle. Show more

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Sean Quinn's Missing Millions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Sean Quinn was Ireland's richest man, but his fortune is gone and he is accused of hiding hundreds of millions from the Irish state. Jim Fitzpatrick reports on the global hunt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Producer:
Maurice May

Spotlight

The Loughinisland Report

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Mandy McAuley reports on a new Loughinisland finding of police and loyalist collusion and investigates state links to a South African arms shipment.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mandy McAuley
Deputy Editor:
Gwenyth Jones

Spotlight

Silence of the Supergrass

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Vincent Kearney investigates why informer Gary Haggarty has not testified against anyone, more than five years after he became a supergrass. Show more

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Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Millions are fleeing the war in Ukraine. On the Polish border, Jennifer O’Leary meets refugees and those helping them to safety. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Guy Grandjean
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

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War: Inside the Refugee Crisis

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Available for 7 months

Millions are fleeing the war in Ukraine. On the Polish border, Jennifer O’Leary, alongside aid workers from Northern Ireland, meets some of those hoping to escape to the UK. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Guy Grandjean
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

The Babymaker Uncovered

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Jennifer O’Leary exposes what is happening inside a clinic charging thousands of pounds from women desperate to become pregnant. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Patrick Fee
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

North Coast Land Deals

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 3 months

Conor Spackman investigates low-cost disposals of public land to developers on the scenic Causeway Coast. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Claire Irwin
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

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Scotland and the Union

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

As the push for Scottish independence gathers pace, Jim Fitzpatrick asks voters there about the future of the union - and where Northern Ireland will fit in. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

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Unionism: Under New Management

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

With new leaders, new tensions over the Irish Sea border and an election looming, Lyndsey Telford investigates the challenges facing unionists. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Patrick Fee
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

Libya, the IRA and Victims

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

The government has suppressed a report on efforts to secure victims’ compensation from Libya, for its arming of the IRA. Stephen Dempster investigates why a deal hasn’t been done. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

Patient Recall: The Search for Answers

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 1 month

Conor Spackman investigates new allegations against former Belfast Trust consultant neurologist Dr Michael Watt. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Pippa Cooke
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

Waste: The Burning Question

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 7 months

Conor Spackman reports on a controversial proposal for a new waste incinerator near north Belfast. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Pippa Cooke
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

Spotlight Special: 15/02/2022

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 6 months

Political discussion. With DUP’s Christopher Stalford, Sinn Fein’s Chris Hazzard, Tory MP Simon Hoare, commentator Felicity Huston and business representative Aodhán Connolly. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton

Spotlight

Spotlight Special

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

On the panel: DUP’s Gavin Robinson, UUP’s Doug Beattie, Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy, Alliance’s Naomi Long and SDLP’s Nichola Mallon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Fitzpatrick
Panellist:
Gavin Robinson
Panellist:
Doug Beattie
Panellist:
Conor Murphy
Panellist:
Naomi Long
Panellist:
Nichola Mallon
Producer:
Claire Irwin
Assistant Editor:
Chris Thornton