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Frontline Scotland is BBC Scotland's investigative current affairs programme broadcast on Tuesday nights.

Live and archived programmes from the current series will be available here, along with details of forthcoming Frontline exclusives.

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Policing the Casuals

Scotland's casuals are on the march again with football violence on the rise.

Yet the hooligans could soon be shown the red card and banned from matches under powerful new legislation proposed by Scotland's police forces.

For Frontline Scotland, Samantha Poling goes behind the scenes at two high-risk matches to investigate the cat-and-mouse game between the police and the hooligans.

She witnesses the new tactics used by the police and meets one man who organises the fighting between rival gangs.

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Gilbert Deya

The Bishop, the Babies and the Miracle Births

Gilbert Deya is the founding father of an evangelical ministry with a growing congregation in Kenya and the UK, but he delivers more than just sermons.

The former jeans salesman claims his prayers have resulted in women - previously unable to have children - giving birth to "miracle babies". These include a 52-year-old woman who says she had three children in just six months.

But Gilbert Deya is facing judgement day.

The Kenyan authorities want him to stand trial on child theft charges. He is fighting his extradition from Scotland, where he wants to open a new church.

Frontline Scotland goes to Kenya as Ross McWilliam investigates the allegations about Gilbert Deya and the "miracle babies".

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For The Good of your Health

Is your local hospital next to close? Across Scotland communities are at war with health boards over plans to close and downgrade hospitals.

Health boards argue they will save lives by closing small hospitals and centralising services.

Patients insist they are safer in their local hospital. Who is right?

Ross McWilliam untangles the arguments for Frontline Scotland, and discovers the true nature of the crisis across Scotland.

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Smoking's Last Stand

Scotland's smokers could soon be shown the door if politicians get their way.

The Scottish Executive is due to rule on a smoking ban this week.

A total ban would make pubs and clubs smoke-free and see punters pushed outside if they want to light up.

Frontline Scotland's Samantha Poling goes to the Republic of Ireland, where a nationwide ban has forced many pubs to the brink of closure, and examines what the future may hold for Scotland's smokers.

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Think Lucky

It has been 10 years since the National Lottery started in the UK.

For Frontline Scotland, Samantha Poling asks if the Scots have been lucky winners and investigates where the money raised over the years has gone.

Has it been well spent and have Scots received their fair share?

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Caught in the Web

Hundreds of men across Scotland have been caught in recent police operations against child pornography on the internet, but what happens to the men as they go through the justice system?

Frontline Scotland's Samantha Poling follows one man as he goes to court and investigates whether the system is effective in dealing with this crime.

Viewers are advised that they may find some scenes disturbing.

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The Memory Thief: The Story of Dr Ewen Cameron

He was a Scottish doctor whose burning ambition was to be a scientific legend.

Dr Ewen Cameron, a graduate of Glasgow University, became one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the world.

His work in Canada in the 1950s was radical and groundbreaking but now some of his patients are finally receiving compensation.

Ross McWilliam reveals that Cameron subjected his unsuspecting patients to massive electric shocks and a cocktail of powerful drugs in a "brainwashing" programme funded by the CIA.

Frontline Scotland hears for the first time the horrific personal stories of patients who suffered at his hands.

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Drugs in Prison - The Inside Story

Frontline Scotland reveals the shocking truth about illegal drug taking behind bars.

Ross McWilliam gets unprecedented access to Edinburgh Prison and, for the first time, staff and prisoners talk openly about how drug abuse has become part of everyday life.

Security staff also reveal the tricks the smugglers use to get the drugs inside Scotland's jails.

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The Stockline Disaster

Five months ago, nine people died when the Stockline Plastics factory in Glasgow's Maryhill area exploded.

It was Scotland's worst industrial disaster since Piper Alpha.

In the first of a new series of Frontline Scotland, Samantha Poling speaks to those who were caught in the blast and, using expert witnesses, investigates what could have caused the disaster.

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