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Wednesday, 6 June, 2001, 00:55 GMT 01:55 UK
Frontline Scotland
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Frontline Scotland is BBC Scotland's investigative current affairs programme broadcast on Tuesday nights. The series began a new run on 3 April, 2001. Archived versions of the various programmes will be available in Real Video here along with full transcripts. You can contact the programme directly by sending an e-mail - click here



Desperately seeking safety

The programme, broadcast on 5 June, reports on the conflict in Glasgow's Springburn area between local residents and asylum seekers.

Refugees in the area say they have been subjected to physical and verbal abuse from local people.

But residents claim that their concerns have been ignored by the authorities and they are being made scapegoats for a problem they have no control over.

Amid this crossfire, Glasgow City Council is accused of naivety in its policy towards refugees.

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Wish you were here

The programme on 29 May reports on how tourist businesses in Scotland are demanding help to revive their trade.

It points to growing disillusionment with visitscotland, formerly the Scottish Tourist Board.

The foot-and-mouth crisis is the latest in a series of setbacks for the industry, which has seen visitor numbers fall steadily since the mid-1990s.

Gerry Dowds of the Forum for Private Business says the time has come to take responsibility away from visitscotland.

Visitscotland chairman Peter Lederer accepts that tourism is going through a difficult period, but argues that the foot-and-mouth crisis could provide the springboard to revitalise the industry.

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22 May

The Shooting of Harry Stanley

Harry Stanley was shot dead in a London street by police officers.

The Scottish grandfather was mistaken for an Irishman carrying a shotgun.

In fact, he was carrying a newly mended coffee table leg.

There have been no charges against the policemen who killed him, and no explanation or apology for his widow and three children.

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15 May

Sex bomb

Scotland is in the grip of a silent sexual epidemic, and many are unaware of the risks they are taking.

In some areas clinics are finding one in four young women are infected by the chlamydia bacteria that could make them infertile and could be associated with the development of cancer.

This programme was broadcast on Tuesday 15 May on BBC1 Scotland.

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8 May

Getting Away With Murder

The murder of Surgit Singh Chhokar in Lanarkshire has become one of the most controversial cases in Scottish legal history.

Three men were accused of attacking Mr Chhokar, who bled to death from multiple stab wounds, but all of them walked free from murder charges.

Frontline Scotland asks - was there a racist cover up behind these walls? Or, was it simply incompetence that led to the killer of Surgit Singh Chhokar walking free?

This programme was broadcast on Tuesday 8 May on BBC1 Scotland.

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1 May

Tricks and Mortar

On the face of it, buying a brand new house should be one of the most stress-free ways of moving home but it seems this is not the case and especially in Scotland.

A UK survey has found Scots who buy new homes are the most likely to be unhappy with the standard of houses and a third would not recommend their builder.

Frontline's investigation of showhomes - meant to be the industry's flagships - found faults with all the houses looked at.

This programme broadcast on Tuesday 1 May on BBC1 Scotland.

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24 April

Dirty Business

The programme examines health fears associated with landfill sites as the amount of rubbish generated by Scots continues to grow.

Reporter Ross McWilliam talks to people living close to a major landfill site and hears of their concerns about its impact.

The programme was broadcast on Tuesday 24 April on BBC1 Scotland.

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17 April

Outbreak

The programme tracks the devastating effect of the foot-and-mouth outbreak as it spreads across the south west of Scotland.

Farmers speak of their misery at having to destroy animals they "love".

The programme was broadcast on Tuesday 17 April on BBC1 Scotland.

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10 April

The Forgotten Nazi

The programme investigates the case of Antanas Gecas, a Lithuanian living in Edinburgh who is suspected of atrocities during WWII.

The Lithuanian state prosecutor is seeking the deportation of Mr Gecas to face trial.

The programme was broadcast on Tuesday 10 April on BBC1 Scotland.

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Sandy Mitchell is one of three men accused of the bombings
3 April

Riddle in the Sands

The programme investigates the case of three men, including one Scot, accused of carrying out a series of bomb attacks in Saudi, for which they face the dealth penalty.

It questions their televised 'confessions' and reveals how they could be scapegoats in a deadly power struggle between the Saudi Royals and fundamentalists, with the illegal alcohol trade providing the catalyst.

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