Fake Britain

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Matt Allwright, published by BBC in 2015 - English narration

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Fake Britain Series which reveals the extent of fake goods in the UK, and investigates the conmen who are trying to get their hands on your money.

[edit] Part 1

In this 1st episode:
The faux fur that's actually real animal fur and the high street chains that have been selling it. The faker who conned job seekers out of thousands and then implicated one of his own victims in the crime. They may look cute on the outside, but inside these fake night lights are seriously ugly. And fake boxing gear that's leaving gym-goers black and blue.

[edit] Part 2

In the 2nd episode:
The movie Frozen has won the hearts of children across the world, but the fake merchandise has left one little girl scarred for life. The fake hi-tech coats that could have chilling consequences. Fake hair extensions that led to the worst bad hair day ever. And the fraudsters trying to steal millions from taxpayers and charities.

[edit] Part 3

In this episode:
The imitation sunglasses that could seriously harm your health and the counterfeit brake pads that could cost lives. The puppies with fake identities being trafficked into the country. We have a close shave with fake razor blades.

[edit] Part 4

In the 4th episode:
The tradesmen faking trade association logos to rip off homeowners.
The fake edible glitter that you wouldn't want to eat.
The fake bailiffs threatening small businesses. And the fake breathalysers that could cost you your licence and your life.

[edit] Part 5

In this 5th episode:
Police crack open a counterfeit champagne case where the fakers are making a killing.
We're given one of the most sophisticated fake £2 coins ever seen from the one place you'd never expect - a high street bank.
The fake chairs putting child safety at risk. And the fake carbon monoxide detectors that could cost you your life.

[edit] Part 6

Matt finds out how fake documents are being used to smuggle illegal food and animal products into the country. Plus the single fake email which cost one house-buying couple nearly £100,000. Her work is highly collectable but could you tell the real Clarice Cliff from the fake? Also, the websites helping students to fake their way to a degree. And our investigation uncovers how banned cancer-causing dyes are being used to fake the colour of food.

[edit] Part 7

Matt reveals the scandal of fake part-worn tyres that are an accident waiting to happen. Plus an exposure of the fake face mask filters putting workers lives at risk. Also, an investigation into the counterfeit games controllers packing a potentially shocking punch. And the dangerous fakes of British designs which are fooling the public.

[edit] Part 8

Matt Allwright reveals the trade in fire blankets whose safety claims go up in smoke. Plus an unwelcome visit to the suspects thought to be running counterfeit operations at their own homes. And an exposure of the fake tattoo inks that could mean clients get a lethal injection.

[edit] Part 9

The dangerous ladders that could lead to disaster and the fluffy hot water bottles that could kill a child. Plus on the frontline battling the identity fakers - the experts using technology to reveal counterfeit documents. And the fake wood burning stove installers putting lives at risk.

[edit] Part 10

This episode features fake clothing banks that are fleecing kind-hearted Brits, fake identity cards that could lead to a construction site catastrophe and a fake steam mop that could give a real shock.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CAVLC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3054 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 45mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 10
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1,005 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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