MONDAY 30 JULY 2018
Britain has some of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and new mum Kate Quilton wants to find out why.
Food Unwrapped presenter Kate Quilton gave birth to her son in May and found breastfeeding a challenge.
At one point she said she felt like a 'leper' when she was feeding in public.
So she investigates the obstacles to breastfeeding, to find out why Britain has some of the worst rates in the world and whether more support is needed.
A survey by Swansea University, exclusive to Dispatches, suggests that 67% of us think that there's no biological difference between breast milk and formula.
Kate meets scientists at Imperial College who have measured the presence of hundreds of vital living components in breast milk that make it so much better for babies than formula.
These include natural pain killers, aids to sleep and immune support.
She also explores how cuts in public health funding have led to breastfeeding support services closing down.
Plus, Kate breastfeeds her baby in public to find out why mothers feel discouraged and shamed.
She's surprised by the public reaction, with one woman saying 'it's not a spectator sport'.
Swansea University's research suggests that 40% of women who stop breastfeeding by six weeks say that one of the reasons is being judged in public.
And Kate also recruits a flash mob of breastfeeding mums to conduct a polite protest outside Parliament because the chamber and committee rooms of the House of Commons are some of the last places in Britain that don't allow breastfeeding.
Reporter: Kate Quilton
Producer: Danielle Johnson
Producer: Vicky Cooper
Director: Vicky Cooper
Executive Producer: Sara Ramsden
A Love Productions production for Channel 4.
MONDAY 23 JULY 2018
Reporter: Datshiane Navanayagam
Director: Charles Young
Producer: Charles Young
Executive Producer: Neil Grant
An Avanti Media production for Channel 4.
Hundreds of thousands of people are officially homeless.
Now, with unique access, reporter Datshiane Navanayagam goes behind the scenes inside two homeless hostels in London to reveal the increasing number of people who are in work and homeless, unable to afford expensive inner-city private rents.
She draws on her own experience of being homeless and uncovers how a low-wage economy based on zero hour contracts is leaving some people with no alternative other than to sleep on the streets.
Datshiane talks to housing charity Shelter about new statistics that lay bare the intense personal anguish and embarrassment felt by those who are working but homeless.
WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018
Dispatches tells the inside story of a far-right terrorist plot to murder an MP.
On the day when a far-right terrorist is convicted of preparing to murder an MP, and two others are jailed for membership of banned neo-Nazi group National Action, Dispatches tells the inside story of how the killing was planned, and how that plan was betrayed to the police.
Given exclusive access to the far-right activist who blew the whistle on the plot, the programme penetrates the secretive world of Britain's new neo-Nazis.
TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018
Channel 4 Dispatches goes undercover in the secretive world of the people who decide what can and can't be posted on the world's biggest social media site.
The investigation looks at how those decisions are made and explores the impact that they have on the millions of people who use Facebook.