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15:16 GMT, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 16:16 UK

Panorama's recent awards

Panorama has won many national and international prizes for its journalism. Over the years the team have picked up Royal Television awards, Baftas, and a George Peabody award for its continued work in investigative journalism.

Here is a look at just some of our successes from recent years.


Jeremy Bowen

Winner of the 2009 Bayeux Award for War Reporting in the Best TV Documentary category.

The programme was broadcast just weeks after Operation Cast Lead saw Israel attack Gaza in an offensive that left 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead.

Israel says the action was self-defence following eight years of rocket attacks by Palestinian militants. Israel's critics say the operation which played out over 22 days in January and February 2009 was an excessive use of force.

Jeremy Bowen travelled the region piecing together personal stories, hearing allegations of war crimes and the targeting of civilians.

Find out more about the winning film



Winner of the 2008 RTS Current Affairs Home Award.

The programme, which aired in June 2008 put Primark's claims that it could deliver cheap, fast fashion without breaking ethical guidelines to the test.

Posing as industry buyers in India, reporter Tom Heap and his team found some of India's poorest people working long, gruelling hours on Primark clothes in slum workshops and refugee camps.

Find out more about the winning film


Vulnerable young girl

Unveiling grooming of girls as young as 12 for prostitution on the streets of Britain, Teenage Sex for Sale was awarded best current affairs programme at the RTS North West Awards 2008.

The programme investigated how gangs target young girls, flattering them with attention before it turns ugly leading them into a world of drugs, abuse and prostitution.

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The back of someone anonymous wearing a security jacket

Winner of a 2008 Scottish BAFTA, was Britain's Protection Racket.

The programme went undercover working as a security firm on Merseyside, but soon discovered that their arrival was not welcome.

The programme uncovered a culture of violence and intimidation in Britain's £7bn security industry.

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Paedophile killer Frank Parker with a child

Winner of the 2005/6 Royal Television Society award, Panorama's Exposed: The Bail Hostel Scandal.

The undercover investigation revealed serious criminals were not being properly monitored on their release.

It won the award in the Current Affairs - Home category and the judges said it was: "A timely investigation of a nationally important subject, which proved to be one of the stand out pieces of current affairs of the year."

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Margaret Haywood

Picking up a special commendation in the Medical Journalism awards in November 2005 was Panorama's special report Undercover Nurse.

For three months a nurse went undercover for Panorama secretly filming the indignities faced by people seriously ill, and sometimes dying, on an acute ward in a failing hospital.

Find out more about the winning film


Burning home in Darfur

The New Killing Fields picked up a number of awards in 2005 with its exposé of the Darfur crisis in Sudan.

Hilary Andersson's report won a Royal Television Society award and George Peabody award as part of the BBC's overall coverage of the crisis.

It also took the Best Television Documentary Prize at the Amnesty International Media Awards and was named Current Affairs Film of the Year at Banff International Television Festival.

Camera Operator Fred Scott was also given a Royal Television Society award for his work.

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Lord Hutton

A Royal Television Society award was won by Panorama for its timely account of the struggle between the government and the BBC following the death of Dr David Kelly.

A Fight to the Death was transmitted on the eve of the Hutton report. Reported by John Ware and produced by Mike Rudin it won the award in the Home Current Affairs category in 2005.

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Premature baby in an incubator

Reporter Sarah Barclay won the Royal Television Society Specialist Journalist Award in 2005 for her work on Miracle Baby Grows Up.

The programme secured exclusive access to the largest ever study of extremely premature babies born at less than 26 weeks gestation in 1995.

Ten years on, Panorama went to meet the children and their families.

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Mandy Power and her daughters Emily and Katy

Winner of the 2004 Best Current Affairs Bafta Cymru award in 2004, Fair Cops? was an investigation into murder inquiries in South Wales after a series of miscarriages of justice dating back to the 1980s.

The programme also included a look at the 1999 Clydach killings in which a police officer investigating the murder was also a suspect.

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Blood on camera lens

The International Current Affairs Royal Television Society Award was won by In the Line of Fire in 2004.

It told the story of a friendly fire incident during the Iraq war which claimed the life of a BBC translator, Kamaran Abdurrazaq Muhamed.

Presented by John Simpson, who was wounded in the incident, the film showed remarkable footage from the moments after a US bomb which killed 16 people and injured 45 and provided a unique insight into the horrors of war.

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A Seroxat pill

A special commendation at the the Mental Health Awards 2003 was won by two films, The Secrets of Seroxat and Seroxat: E-mails from the Edge.

In these investigations, reporter Shelley Jofre looked into the safety of the anti-depressant drug Seroxat revealing its sometimes dark side effects.

The thousands of emails sent by viewers following the broadcast of The Secrets of Seroxat drove the second film Seroxat: E-mails from the Edge.

Find out more about the winning film The Secrets of Seroxat

Find out more about the winning film Seroxat: Emails from the Edge

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