Last Chance Academy
An insight into life at Baverstock Academy in Kings Heath, Birmingham, a ground-breaking school opposed to permanent exclusion that will go to extraordinary lengths to see students make it to the exam hall. This Panorama special follows teachers battling to help disruptive pupils achieve five GCSEs. Last year alone, 146,000 children were excluded from the classroom, 3,900 permanently. For those who end up in referral units less than 2 per cent will achieve a pass at grade C – a figure that highlights a need for change in schools across the country
North Korea’s Secret Slave Gangs
As President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, prepare for an unprecedented summit, Panorama investigates North Korean modern-day slavery. It is thought that more than one hundred thousand North Korean workers are posted abroad to earn money for the cash-strapped regime – money that is being ploughed into Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons programme. An international consortium of journalists has filmed undercover to reveal secret work gangs operating in Russia, China and Poland.