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Storyville - Collective Unravelling a scandal

  • 05-04-2021 9:36am
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    Registered Users Posts: 26,713 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    This absolutely outstanding imo doc is on bbc iplayer now cannot recommend it highly enough.
    It really demonstrates the amazing work and public service a free press can provide.

    Blurb below

    In 2015, a fire at a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon afterwards, the burn victims recovering in hospital, from seemingly non-life-threatening injuries - begin dying too. A doctor at the heart of the story acts as whistleblower to a brave team of journalists, who in turn uncover outrageous corruption in the country's hospitals that goes all the way to the top. One revelation leads to another as the journalists begin to find fraud on a vast scale


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,598 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Anyway to view it over here?

    Iplayer is a basterd to get working over here.


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

    Irish Proclamation



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,713 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Anyway to view it over here?

    Iplayer is a basterd to get working over here.
    Looks like you can rent/buy from usual platforms too.
    Google play, apple etc.

    Cannot recommend it highly enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,056 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    Was on BBC4 twice in the last week, outstanding doc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,713 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Was on BBC4 twice in the last week, outstanding doc.
    It was honestly more gripping then any thriller that I have seen in a long time.
    Just astonishing.
    it was a stroke of genius having the new health minister being filmed, you could tell he was doing his best, but it all seemed so futile


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    Was on BBC4 twice in the last week, outstanding doc.

    According to DigiGuide it will be repeated again on BBC4 on Thursday 22nd April at midnight.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ E mac


    Definitely worth watching. Starts out as one scandal aaannndd snowballs from there. It does an amazing thing of making you kinda glad of the Irish health service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    brian_t wrote: »
    According to DigiGuide it will be repeated again on BBC4 on Thursday 22nd April at midnight.

    Bump for midnight tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,598 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Is this 2 episodes?


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

    Irish Proclamation



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    Is this 2 episodes?

    No just one.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tpzn

    There is another Storyville documentary tomorrow night about "The extraordinary story of Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary and stenographer to the Nazi proganda minister, Joseph Goebbels."

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00052bf


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,473 ✭✭✭✭ coylemj


    The level of corruption exposed was staggering.
    Doctors in hospitals bribed the managers to get allocated to the operating theatres because the bribes the patients paid there were higher than in the general wards. Meaning that if you were a patient who needed an operation, you had to pay the doctor in cash to have your procedure!
    Hospital managers were cronies who had fake 'qualifications' they obtained by mail order. They presented the clerical staff with fake invoices (for goods and services which were never delivered) from their cronies and insisted that they be paid immediately. Aside from those low grade clerks, everyone was on the make, draining cash from the system.
    .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,964 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    so what was the scam?

    explain it with *spoilers


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