Coronavirus: How Britain Is Changing Dispatches
Editor Jayesh Lathia
8th April 9pm Channel 4
As coronavirus takes hold of Britain, Dispatches investigates the long-term effects of the outbreak and asks how the deadly Covid-19 is changing Britain in the long term. As the death toll rises, the programme looks at everything from seismic changes in economic policy to shifts in the way we view and treat other people, and from a drop in pollution to the widening of the gaps between rich and poor, young and old. The programme asks what a post-Covid 19 Britain, torn apart by the disease, might look like, and the potential changes to the way people live their lives for years to come.
Jayesh who edited the programme said ‘‘Working on the programme was a unique experience. Editing a fast turnaround current affairs programme about the future impact of the Covid-19 crisis, and doing so as the national lockdown was announced with the situation changing not just daily, but sometimes hourly, all of which informed the programme’s narrative’.
Coronavirus: How Britain Is Changing: tonight 9pm Channel 4