Shiny Bob: The Devil’s Advocate

Shiny Bob: The Devil’s Advocate

By BBC Scotland

A conspiracy theory that a cabal of gay judges threaten the justice system has gripped Scotland. A shiny lawyer with a dark secret claims to have a list that possesses the truth.

Episodes

6. Beneath The Circle

In this final episode, decades on from the Magic Circle scandal, a dark secret is revealed about Shiny Bob and his inner circle. You can watch the accompanying documentary, 'Beneath the Magic Circle Affair', on BBC iPlayer.
05/06/23·34m 50s

5. The Inquiry

As the damning contents of a leaked secret police report spark outrage, a high profile lawyer is tasked with finding the truth of the Magic Circle conspiracy theory.
05/06/23·32m 4s

4. Fettesgate

A police station has been robbed. Hundreds of documents have been stolen. Could one of them be a damning police report on the Magic Circle scandal?
05/06/23·28m 18s

3. Operation Planet

A police investigation into alleged abuse of young gay men becomes part of the Magic Circle scandal. For the first time, we hear from those involved in the controversial case.
05/06/23·45m 26s

2. The List

A senior lawyer claims to have a list of secretly gay legal figures and is threatening to expose its contents. As cases collapse, the press start to dig deeper.
05/06/23·28m 2s

1. A Scandal Is Born

A rumour that secretly gay lawyers and judges are perverting the course of justice sparks a conspiracy theory that puts the press on a hunt.
05/06/23·32m 51s

Introducing Shiny Bob: The Devil’s Advocate

A conspiracy theory that a cabal of gay judges threaten the justice system has gripped Scotland. A shiny lawyer with a dark secret claims to have a list that possesses the truth.
30/05/23·1m 1s
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