Dark web

A Dark Web

Comedian James Veitch struggles to create a new challenge-based format for Radio 4.
Comedian James Veitch struggles to create a new challenge-based format for Radio 4. 

In episode one he is tasked with examining the Dark Web but soon clashes with his producer.  

In James' mind the BBC's rules are made to be broken.  The BBC takes a very different view.

Instructed to create a challenge which will allow him to explore the Dark Web, James seems entirely bereft of ideas.... until an online shopping error results in the delivery of 22 packets of button mushrooms.  

James Veitch's TED Talk - "This is what happens when you reply to spam email" - was a massive hit. 

Producer: Laurence Grissell

Swipe Right for Crime

The encrypted apps that bring the criminal web to your mobile phone.
Police across the globe have successfully infiltrated leading dark web criminal markets. The result is that the trade in illegal drugs, stolen credit cards and indecent images of children is shifting to encrypted mobile phone apps. The crooks believe their business is protected by 'uncrackable' technology. So what should Government and the telecoms companies do to ensure criminals do not exploit secure encryption?

Reporter: Geoff White
Producer: David Lewis
Editor: Gail Champion

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