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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…

For tickets and information about our upcoming live show on the 23rd May please visit: wondery.fm/britishscandallive

British Scandal Wondery

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    • 4.4 • 154 Ratings

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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
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…

For tickets and information about our upcoming live show on the 23rd May please visit: wondery.fm/britishscandallive

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    The Queen of Clean | No Sex, Please!

    The Queen of Clean | No Sex, Please!

    In the early 1960s, a housewife from Birmingham is shocked by the changing tide of culture, and decides to do something about it. Mary Whitehouse goes up against her first adversary: the BBC and its liberal Director General, Sir Hugh Carleton Greene. In a battle for the future of the BBC, who will win?

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    • 48 min
    The Queen of Clean | Courting Disaster

    The Queen of Clean | Courting Disaster

    Mary’s fight moves beyond television to remodeling the whole moral outlook of Britain – via the courtroom. But when she targets the gay community, Mary underestimates the backlash that’s to come. Are Mary Whitehouse's campaigning days over?

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    • 49 min
    The Queen of Clean | Yes, Prime Minister

    The Queen of Clean | Yes, Prime Minister

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    Mary finds an ally in the most powerful person in the country - Margaret Thatcher. But how long will their allegiance last?

    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Agent Twister

    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Agent Twister

    John Stonehouse is one of the most promising young Labour politicians in England - handsome and charismatic, with the political background to match. But when he catches the eye of the Czech secret service, Stonehouse falls into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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    • 44 min
    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Missing Presumed Dead

    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Missing Presumed Dead

    As John's political, marital and financial woes spiral, he's desperate to find an escape route. Then he reads a book and has a crazy idea...

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    • 43 min
    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Twister Returns

    The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Twister Returns

    John makes a daring escape - little does he know, police across the world are piecing together his bizarre disappearance. Soon, John's lies and deception begin to unravel: is this the end of the road for Agent Twister?

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

DaraM0703 ,

Great Story

Really enjoying it however the interjections are irritating.

RonanGeary ,

British Scandal (BS)

The first episode or two I thought the interplay between the hosts was a bit annoying, but now I find it the best bit.
Stick with it (like any sitcom - give it 3 episodes) and you will love it too

Dob100 ,

Highly recommend

Love this podcast and love the comedy between them

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