British Scandal

By Wondery

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 Jul 21, 2021
Good, but *far* too many adverts

annie
 Jul 15, 2021
The jokes crack me up! Good blend of scandal and humor.

RZA
 May 12, 2021
Really interesting story let down by the banal interjections and juvenile tittering of Matt Forde. If it were not for his "contributions" this would probably get five stars.

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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.


British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 


But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 


Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   


From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…


Episode Date
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Phone Hacking Today: Nick Davies Interview | 5
00:34:32

The journalist who broke the phone hacking story, Nick Davies joins Alice and Matt to talk about its legacy today. In 2011, Nick Davies reported the key stories that revealed the extent of the ‘dark arts’ at Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. He is the author of the best selling account: Hack Attack: How The Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch. 

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Jul 19, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Media On Trial | 4
00:34:54

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face difficult questions in court. Will justice be done? And how will the inquiry affect the future of Britain’s media?

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Jul 12, 2021
Wondery Presents: Rich and Daily
00:08:40

There's so much celebrity gossip that it's impossible to keep up. From the twists and turns of #FreeBritney to the latest Royal family dust-up, there’s a new podcast that has you covered. From Wondery, RICH AND DAILY delivers laughs and all the latest celebrity gossip. Hosts Brooke and Aricia are comedians, besties and the perfect guides to give you your daily dose of pop culture. They'll keep you up to speed on all of the secrets, scandals, and news in the entertainment world. Is that rumor you heard about Rihanna true? If it is, you better believe Brooke and Aricia will have something to say about it. This is just a preview of Rich and Daily, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/RD_BritishScandal

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Jul 09, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Death Of A Tabloid | 3
00:35:38

The news breaks that murder victim Milly Dowler was hacked. It sparks a public outcry. Rebekah Brooks fights to hold on to her job while Rupert Murdoch arrives to try to contain the outrage.

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Jul 05, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Turning The Screws | 2
00:39:28

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson become part of the British power elite. The victims of hacking start fighting back.

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Jun 28, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Dark Arts | 1
00:40:15

Two ambitious journalists Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson rise through the ranks of The News Of The World - Britain’s biggest sunday tabloid. But the culture of ‘dark arts‘ threatens to bring everything down. 

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Jun 21, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | The Legacy of Iraq Today - Interview with Steve Richards | 4
00:39:01

Alice and Matt talk to journalist Steve Richards about the impact of the sexed up dossier row and its legacy today. Steve Richards covered the Blair premiership as a political journalist during the 2000s. He has written about Tony Blair in his new book The Prime Ministers, and in Blair & Iraq: Why Tony Blair Went To War - An Investigation. He also presents the podcast Rock n Roll Politics.

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Jun 14, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | The Inquiry | 3
00:36:49

The Hutton Inquiry investigates Dr Kelly’s death. The government’s battle with the media comes to a head. Who can the public trust to tell the truth?

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Jun 07, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | Harrowdown Hill | 2
00:35:42

After tough questioning in Houses of Parliament, UN Weapons Inspector David Kelly goes missing.`

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May 31, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | 45 Minutes From Doom | 1
00:44:19

UN Weapons Inspector David Kelly gets caught in the middle of a controversy over the British case for the Iraq War. He battles to save his reputation against warring factions in the government and the media.

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May 25, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | Londongrad Today - Interview with Luke Harding | 5
00:42:13

Alice and Matt talk to journalist and author Luke Harding about what The Litvinenko Affair means today. Luke Harding is a foreign correspondent with the Guardian. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian's Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the cold war. He is the author of A Very Expensive Poison -The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West.

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May 18, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Russian Runaround | 4
00:39:02

The Litvinenko investigation moves to Moscow. If British police want to interview their chief suspects, they’ll need to get co-operation from the Russian authorities.

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May 11, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Polonium Trail | 3
00:39:20

Police at Scotland Yard realise they’re not only dealing with the murder of one man…London is facing a full scale nuclear incident.

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May 04, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Mysterious Edwin Carter | 2
00:37:46

As Sashais dying of a mysterious illness, time is running out for the police to get crucial information about his attackers. The race is on to find out who poisoned him and why.

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Apr 27, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | Poisoned | 1
00:44:21

In the first episode of our four part series, Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko flees Moscow to live in exile in London, but he doesn’t know Russian agents are moving against him and there will be no billionaire to protect him.


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Apr 27, 2021
Introducing British Scandal
00:01:46

In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.


British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 


But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 


Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   


From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…


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Apr 19, 2021