Partygate: The Inside Story

Partygate: The Inside Story

By ITV News

What did Boris Johnson really know about Downing Street’s notorious parties? With fresh revelations from our sources, in their own words, this is the definitive behind-closed-doors story of one of the biggest scandals of our era.

Episodes

1: Get The Party Started...

What did Boris Johnson really know about Downing Street’s notorious parties? With fresh revelations from our sources, who you'll hear in their own words for the first time, this is the definitive behind-closed-doors story of one of the biggest scandals of our era.In episode one, let our Downing Street sources take you inside Number 10 to describe the scale of the pandemic rule-breaking. They’ll explain how a drinking culture defied the very emergency laws civil servants were making, what then-PM Boris Johnson witnessed first hand, and reveal the moment that triggered our whistleblower to release the devastating evidence that would blow the scandal wide open. UK Editor Paul Brand and his producer Nathan Lee then recall the many challenges of getting that evidence to air on ITV News.Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
11/01/23·31m 14s

2: Gobsmacked

In episode two the nation and soon the world react to our devastating new evidence of partying. Paul reflects with GMB’s Susanna Reid on why the footage proved so explosive. Our sources give you the inside track on the private reactions of Number 10 staff as the prime minister denies rules were broken, before the scandal forces its first major resignation. Plus, how would Downing Street hunt our whistleblower who exposed the truth?Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·21m 14s

3: BYOB

In episode three unbelievable revelations keep coming as Westminster journalists feast on leaked evidence and newly talkative sources. Paul lands a second major scoop to directly draw a party line to the prime minister before our sources take you inside the most notorious Downing Street party of them all. And then comes our third huge revelation which would ultimately do the biggest damage to Boris Johnson’s reputation.Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·24m 43s

4: The Cover-Up

In episode four our sources take you back inside Downing Street as police enter Number 10 with a party in full swing. Paul and Nathan examine why the Met Police were so reluctant to investigate the lockdown-busting events for so long, only to deliver a dramatically timed u-turn. A former Met chief superintendent explains how the probe should have been done, before one of our sources reveals shocking new claims of the efforts staff took to cover up evidence of partying inside Number 10.Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·22m 10s

5: Fine Details

In episode five Paul and Nathan give you the inside track as Boris Johnson becomes the first prime minister to have been found to have broken the law - and Anushka Asthana reveals how close his chancellor Rishi Sunak came to calling it quits. But were the party fines dished out in Downing Street fair? Another of our sources who paid the price questions the methods and the intentions of those who ruled in power. And as police conclude their investigation, did they only uncover half the truth?Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·24m 30s

6: Getting Away With It?

In episode six Paul and Nathan obtain - on a train - the defining shaming image of the scandal, before one of our sources takes you inside the room to reveal what the camera failed to capture that day - and the damning comment from Boris Johnson which could still come back to haunt him. While Sue Gray verifies our reporting with a scathing report, the PM faces down a major rebellion. Will anything topple this teflon leader?Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·24m 37s

7: The Hangover

In episode seven, as Ant and Dec reflect on the never-ending story, a new scandal plays out and suddenly the revolt is on. Anushka once again takes you inside Number 10 as an embattled PM clings on, before the end finally comes. Or does it? Suddenly political events offer the ousted leader a stunning return. Yet partygate soon proves his undoing once again. But with key questions still unanswered, what’s the legacy of our revelations - both for Boris Johnson and the British establishment?Partygate: The Inside Story was presented by Paul Brand. It was written by Paul Brand and David Williams with additional production by Nathan Lee and archiving by Lewis Denison, Elisa Menendez and Will Tullis. Audio production and sound design was by Dawn Kelly and Emma Roberts. The series was produced and directed by David Williams. The executive producer was Matt Williams.
10/01/23·22m 13s

Welcome to Partygate: The Inside Story

What did Boris Johnson really know about Downing Street’s notorious parties? With fresh revelations from our sources, who you'll hear in their own words for the first time, this is the definitive behind-closed-doors story of one of the biggest scandals of our era.Throughout the partygate scandal, ITV News’s UK Editor Paul Brand delivered exclusive after exclusive - from a shocking leaked video and damning emails to shaming photographic evidence - which rocked Boris Johnson’s government, shattered its repeated denials, and humbled the Metropolitan Police.Now in this podcast series our multiple-award-winning journalist can finally take you inside Number 10 to reveal the full story. And, of course, the story’s still not over. Even now, out of office, questions remain for Boris Johnson. Did he knowingly mislead MPs over Downing Street's illegal parties?While he awaits his fate, judge for yourself as we bring you Partygate: The Inside Story.
06/01/23·2m 38s
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