Panorama investigates loan sharks

Swimming with Loan Sharks was shown on the BBC on 16 November 2009.  Swimming with such sharks is of course not a good idea but in recession-hit Britain desperate people do turn to them.  As well as suffering from even worse debt they can meet violence. Some of the people interviewed are in witness protection.  There does not seem to be any limit on the interest a lender can charge.

Panorama is the long-running investigative programme on BBC television. Over 50 years is definitely long-running. 

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