Mon, August 16th, 2018
Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1
The gig economy is booming, this is an employment model where people take short-term or freelance jobs instead of permanent contracts. This model is particularly popular with couriers, food delivery workers and taxi drivers. A study by the Citizens Advice Bureau estimates there are over 4.8 million self employed workers in the UK, many of which operate in the gig economy. There are also 1.8 million people working in the zero-hours contract area, a notoriously unreliable source of income.
Mon, August 9th, 2018
Monday 11.15pm – 12.15am, BBC2
American born, British based comedian Reginald D Hunter is better known for his highly offensive, but very humorous comedy, famously offending PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle. Starting out as an actor he soon realised he had a natural flair to make people smile and uses sometimes very taboo topics, such as race and culture. His tour titles often utilising words not all of the population are comfortable are using. It is perhaps his awareness of issues and taboos around sociology, race, culture and human interaction that makes him perfect to explore issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s controversial and divisive wall.
Mon, August 2nd, 2018
Brave and determined 29 year old Shiori Ito has emerged as the face of the Japanese #Metoo campaign, an international movement against sexual harassment and assault on women. Started by American TV star Alyssa Milano, the #Metoo hashtag has spread like wildfire, empowering women to tackle one of the worlds last social taboos.
Mon, July 25th, 2018
Tuesday 8pm – 9.30pm, BBC2
Calls for a unified medical service in the United Kingdom can be traced back to as early as 1909 in the Minority Report of the Royal Commission of the Poor Law but it was not until 1942 that the Beveridge's report recommendation to create comprehensive health and rehabilitation services for prevention and cure of disease gained cross-party consensus for the development of a National Health Service of some description. In 1945 Aneurin Bevan was appointed Health Minister and embarked on a journey to take charge of the form of the NHS, born out of the idea that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. On the 5th July 1948 Bevan launched the NHS on 3 founding principles; That it meets the needs of everyone, that is will be free at the point of delivery, and that it will be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
Wed, July 20th, 2018
Trevor McDonald: Return to South Africa
Tuesday 9pm - 10pm, ITV
On 27 April 1994 the first multi-racial elections were granted to be held in South Africa. With 62% of the votes in the election the African National Congress won the election and with that result, as leader of the ANC, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.
Mandela had been a member of the ANC since his early 20’s when he joined them as an anti-apartheid campaigner. For over 20 years he directed peaceful, non-violent and targeted defiance against the South African ...
Wed, July 20th, 2018
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MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2018
Monday 6.15pm – 9.25pm, BBC1
Kick-off 7pm. Live coverage of England’s opening World Cup match from the Volgograd Arena in Russia. The 3 lions start their Group G campaign against Africa’s highest ranked team, Tunisia. The last meeting between the two sides in France 1998 ended up with a 2-0 win for England with goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes. ...