British Scandal

British Scandal

By Wondery

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…

Episodes

The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Dark Arts | 1

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. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
21/06/2140m 15s

The Sexed Up Dossier | The Legacy of Iraq Today - Interview with Steve Richards | 4

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.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
14/06/2139m 1s

The Sexed Up Dossier | The Inquiry | 3

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?Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
07/06/2136m 49s

The Sexed Up Dossier | Harrowdown Hill | 2

After tough questioning in Houses of Parliament, UN Weapons Inspector David Kelly goes missing.`Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
31/05/2135m 42s

The Sexed Up Dossier | 45 Minutes From Doom | 1

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.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
25/05/2144m 19s

The Litvinenko Affair | Londongrad Today - Interview with Luke Harding | 5

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.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
18/05/2142m 13s

The Litvinenko Affair | The Russian Runaround | 4

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.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
11/05/2139m 2s

The Litvinenko Affair | The Polonium Trail | 3

Police at Scotland Yard realise they’re not only dealing with the murder of one man…London is facing a full scale nuclear incident.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
04/05/2139m 20s

The Litvinenko Affair | The Mysterious Edwin Carter | 2

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.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandalPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
27/04/2137m 46s

The Litvinenko Affair | Poisoned | 1

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.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandalPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
27/04/2144m 21s

Introducing British Scandal

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…Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandalPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
19/04/211m 46s
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