Hardcash make documentaries and investigative films for all major UK and international broadcasters. Since the company was established by David Henshaw in 1992, we have made almost a hundred films and won a range of awards - including five Emmys, four RTS Journalism Wards, two Peabodys, a Grierson, and a Bafta. In 2009 David was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Television Society.
The company's name was a reference to an expose of tight fisted employers made by David for the BBC, but - for legal reasons - never transmitted. Hardcash Productions was set up to remake the programme for Channel 4, which led to the Undercover Britain and Countryside Undercover strands
commissioned by the Channel over the next few years.
In the twenty-five years since it began, Hardcash has filmed openly and undercover in some of the most dangerous places abroad - including North Korea, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. We have exposed both Islamic and far right extremism here in Britain, and have used covert filming to reveal the inhumane and often unfair examination procedures for disability benefits. Our investigations have often returned to the same issues - privately run children's homes and domestic slavery in the UK, for example - because these issues continue to demand attention.