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Testing the Tracing

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

How effective is Stormont’s test and trace strategy to reduce the spread of coronavirus? Jim Fitzpatrick investigates.

Contributors

Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Paramilitaries: Clear and Present Danger

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Stephen Dempster exposes ongoing paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland, using intelligence from a secret MI5/PSNI security assessment.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

2020: New Decade New Dilemmas

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

The Stormont Executive began 2020 with a show of unity - but has the year of Covid-19 and Brexit pulled them apart? Jennifer O'Leary reports. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Spotlight Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

A studio audience puts questions on the week's big talking points to a panel of public figures. Guests include Mairia Cahill, Gregory Campbell, Michelle O'Neill and Mike Nesbitt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Noel Thompson
Panellist:
Mairia Cahill
Panellist:
Mike Nesbitt
Panellist:
Claire Hanna
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Buried Secrets

Duration: 32 minutes

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

Mandy McAuley investigates paedophile priest Malachy Finegan and asks what the Church knew. Including accounts from survivors of his abuse. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mandy McAuley
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Saving Lives and Livelihoods

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 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

Spotlight

Missing

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Peter Coulter investigates how many children, separated from their families after fleeing their home countries, have disappeared in Northern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Reporter:
Peter Coulter
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Conversion Controversy

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Two NI GPs speak openly for the first time about their trauma as a result of what they say was LGBT ‘conversion therapy’. Show more

Contributors

Reporter:
Mandy McAuley
Producer:
Guy Grandjean
Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

15/09/2015

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Noel Thompson and a panel of guests debate the political crisis gripping Stormont. Will it stand or fall? Up-to-the-minute analysis.

Contributors

Presenter:
Noel Thompson
Assistant Producer:
Siobhan Savage
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

24/11/2015

Duration: 35 minutes

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

He was the British Army's golden egg, but spy Stakeknife and his intelligence masters now face an investigation for his alleged role in multiple murders. Darragh MacIntyre reports.

Contributors

Producer:
Sarah Mole
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Cancer's Missing Patients

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Conor Spackman investigates the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cancer patients in Northern Ireland.

Contributors

Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

27/10/2020

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Get up to date on the issues of the day – join Jim Fitzpatrick for challenging questions and answers in Spotlight Special’s TV debate programme.

Contributors

Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Adoption of Guilt

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Peter Coulter meets a woman who was sexually abused as a child by her adoptive father and asks why he was not prosecuted for over three decades.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Coulter
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones
Producer:
Pippa Cooke

Spotlight

Abortion: Yes or No?

Duration: 35 minutes

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

With ten days to go to the abortion referendum in the Republic of Ireland, Bronagh Munro examines the debate and asks if it will have an impact in Northern Ireland.

Contributors

Reporter:
Bronagh Munro
Producer:
John Martin
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Tien's Story

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Chris Moore reports on the story of a Vietnamese man who says he spent almost half his life as a modern slave in Britain, the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Moore
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

The Castlewellan Three

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Teenager Francis Rice was murdered in 1975, but the three men convicted of killing him have always maintained their innocence. Stephen Dempster investigates. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Imelda Lynch
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

06/12/2016

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Conor Spackman investigates a multi-million pound blunder over a green energy scheme, that insiders are calling the biggest financial shambles in the history of the NI state. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Conor Spackman
Deputy Editor:
Gwyneth Jones

Spotlight

Covid-19: The Second Wave

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Mandy McAuley looks at the impact of the second Covid-19 wave on the Northern Ireland health service. Show more

Contributors

Reporter:
Mandy McAuley
Producer:
Guy Grandjean
Series Producer:
Chris Thornton
Executive Producer:
Gwyneth Jones