9 episodes

Join presenter Amelia Hemphill for this podumentary series which takes you behind the headlines to see the dramatic details of how Britain’s best newspaper landed its biggest scoops. Interviews with top reporters and experts offer a once-in-a-lifetime peek behind the curtains of the biggest stories in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Join presenter Amelia Hemphill for this podumentary series which takes you behind the headlines to see the dramatic details of how Britain’s best newspaper landed its biggest scoops. Interviews with top reporters and experts offer a once-in-a-lifetime peek behind the curtains of the biggest stories in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

    Left behind: The Afghan translators

    Left behind: The Afghan translators

    Afghan translator Ricky served the British Army for 18 years, putting himself and his family at risk from Taliban revenge attacks - but like many others, he was denied sanctuary in Britain after the war ended. Jenny Longden talks to the Daily Mail’s Defence Editor Larisa Brown on the Mail’s ‘Betrayal of the Brave’ campaign - and how Ricky was finally brought to safety in Britain.

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    • 18 min
    The couples paying £14,000 to choose the sex of their baby

    The couples paying £14,000 to choose the sex of their baby

    British couples desperate for a boy (or a girl) are paying vast sums to a clandestine network of doctors who allow them to pick the sex of an IVF embryo (a treatment illegal in the UK). Presenter Amelia Hemphill talks to the Mail's Tom Kelly about an investigation which saw him impersonating a desperate parent - and visiting NHS specialists who help couples get round the law.

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    • 24 min
    The English Assassin

    The English Assassin

    The brutal assassination in Beirut in 1979 of a terrorist warlord known as the Red Prince saw a mysterious clue left at the scene - the passport of a young British woman, Erica Chambers. But was she really a killer cold-blooded enough to set off a bomb which tore apart innocent bystanders? Presenter Amelia Hemphill talks to Tom Rawstorne, who investigated... and found chilling hints that the English assassin might still be alive.

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    • 29 min
    On the trail of the 'screamer' sex cult

    On the trail of the 'screamer' sex cult

    The Screamer cult believed in unbridled sex and screaming abuse at one another to let out their true feelings - but behind their freewheeling lifestyle lay a dark secret. In the fifth of our series of Mail+ podumentaries which take you behind the headlines of the Daily Mail’s most dramatic stories, presenter Amelia Hemphill talks to Rebecca Hardy, who travelled to the beautiful Colombian jungle retreat of the Screamer cult, and unearthed the dark side of 'free love'.

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    • 30 min
    Exposed: The Albanian killers living free in the UK

    Exposed: The Albanian killers living free in the UK

    The shocking story of ruthless Albanian gangsters guilty of brutal killings, drug dealing and torture in their homeland… but living free in British suburbs. In the fourth of our series of Mail+ podumentaries which take you behind the headlines of the Daily Mail’s most dramatic stories, presenter Amelia Hemphill talks to award-winning Daily Mail crime writer Stephen Wright about his pursuit of notorious Albanian murderers to their hide-outs in Britain.

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    • 37 min
    The secrets of Lady Lucan’s last interview

    The secrets of Lady Lucan’s last interview

    In the third of our series of Mail+ podumentaries which take you behind the headlines of the Daily Mail’s most dramatic stories, presenter Amelia Hemphill talks to Frances Hardy about the last-ever interview given by the reclusive Lady Lucan, whose husband fled after murdering their nanny and attempting to kill her. In a rare glimpse into the home where Lady Lucan had lived in isolation for 40 years, she confided in Frances Hardy her plan to kill herself. Then just a few weeks later, she did.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Bill Louisville ,

Thoroughly recommend

Super interesting stories, brilliantly presented! More please!!

Ed Cookson ,

5 stars

Loved listening to this interesting and informative podcast - can’t wait to hear more!

C.Stenning ,

Fantastic!

Truly quality journalism. A welcome distraction from Coronavirus.. Fascinating hearing about behind the scenes on so many riveting scoops.. keep them coming Amelia Hemphill and team!

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