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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...

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Recent Episodes of British Scandal


How Liz Truss Lost her Seat | General Election Special

How Liz Truss Lost her Seat | General Election Special

What does the UK General Election mean for British Scandal? A bonus episode of course. We already have a whole series covering Liz Truss losing her Premiership. Now she has lost her seat altogether. The first former PM to do so since 1935! Matt and Alice speak to the man some would say is behind her recent loss, James Bagge. Last week, he stood against her as an independent candidate winning 6000 votes. Oh, and his brother, Sir Jeremy Bagge, featured in our Liz Truss series. James Bagge paints a picture of the negative reaction Liz Truss received on the doorsteps...

Episode 1 11 July 2024 26m and 19s


Boris Becker | Perfect Match

Boris Becker | Perfect Match

Boris Becker is in love. His wife, Barbara is the woman of his dreams. He can’t bear to be apart from her, but he has to stay focused on his tennis. But when his career takes a knock, Boris makes a huge mistake which throws his marriage into jeopardy too.


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Episode 2 10 July 2024 54m and


Boris Becker | Boy King

Boris Becker | Boy King

A Wimbledon win aged just 17 saw Boris Becker become the tennis tournament’s youngest ever winner and a global superstar. But the pressure of overnight fame sent his life into a tailspin. In this four-part series, Matt Forde and Alice Levine chart Becker’s meteoric rise and shocking fall from grace. A fall that took the player from the tennis court to the criminal court. And to a London prison.


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Episode 1 2 July 2024 53m and 14s


Michelle Mone | Meet the lawyer who keeps Matt and Alice out of trouble

Michelle Mone | Meet the lawyer who keeps Matt and Alice out of trouble

Often the people at the heart of our scandals would rather we just shut up. And if we make a misstep, they can make our lives difficult. Clare Hoban is the badass media lawyer who keeps British Scandal out of the courts. Matt Forde and Alice Levine sit down with her to discuss how she keeps the show on track, and what you can and can’t say about a live investigation. Plus, Alice finds out how much dirt she could publish on Matt without him taking her to the cleaners.


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Episode 4 25 June 2024 26m and 49s


Listen Now: The Spy Who

Listen Now: The Spy Who

These are stories you were never meant to hear. The invisible but vital work of the world’s intelligence services: secret operatives playing to very different rules. The Spy Who, hosted by Indira Varma and Raza Jaffrey, takes you deep inside that shadow world to meet spies who risked everything in the national interest – or, sometimes, their own.

 

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Episode 24 June 2024 6m and 20s


Michelle Mone | The Smoking Gun

Michelle Mone | The Smoking Gun

Michelle is trying to enjoy her five-star honeymoon. But it’s difficult when her phone won’t stop ringing. A Guardian journalist is on her case. He’s digging into claims she’s involved in a company who made millions selling unusable PPE to the government. Michelle can’t sit back and enjoy her cocktail - it’s not in her nature to stay silent. She’s going to tell her side of the story.

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Episode 3 18 June 2024 54m and 2s


Michelle Mone | From Baroness Bra to Baroness Bitcoin

Michelle Mone | From Baroness Bra to Baroness Bitcoin

Michelle throws herself into politics. The Scottish Independence referendum is on the horizon and Michelle becomes a key figure in David Cameron’s ‘Better Together’ campaign and is handed the key to the House of Lords. Just after 'Baroness More of Mayfair' moves in with her new boyfriend Doug, Covid hits the nation. When she hears that the NHS is facing a shortage of PPE, Michelle has an idea.

Do you have a suggestion for a scandal you'd like us to cover? Or perhaps you have a question you'd like to ask our hosts? Email us at british...

Episode 2 11 June 2024 55m and 19s


Listen Now: Everything To Play For

Listen Now: Everything To Play For

Self-confessed sports geeks Elis James and Colin Murray are here to serve up the juiciest tales from the world of sports – think epic rivalries, scrappy underdogs, and the wildest comebacks and you’re in the right ballpark. Thought you knew the story? Think again. From top-secret training sessions to dressing room dust-ups, join Colin & Elis as they dive into the greatest sporting stories of all time (and probably get a yellow card for simulation). Blood? Sweat? Tears? Sport has it all. And that’s why we love it.

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Episode 9 June 2024 7m and 35s


Michelle Mone | Bra Wars

Michelle Mone | Bra Wars

Michelle Mone comes from nothing. A Glasgow council estate girl with no qualifications. But one day she comes up with an idea: to make a radical new bra that remoulds the cleavage. There’s a lot riding on its success. So when her failing marriage starts to impact upon the business, Michelle sees red.

Do you have a suggestion for a scandal you'd like us to cover? Or perhaps you have a question you'd like to ask our hosts? Email us at britishscandal@wondery.com

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Episode 1 4 June 2024 52m and 2s


Encore: Breaking Barings | On the Run

Encore: Breaking Barings | On the Run

Barings Bank is on the brink of collapse. And it doesn’t take long for those at the top to work out who has left them penniless. Once, Nick Leeson was the historic bank’s most successful trader. Now, he’s a man on the run.

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Episode 3 28 May 2024 39m and 46s

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