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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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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

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    Hatton Garden | The Plan

    Hatton Garden | The Plan

    Brian Reader has a dream – to pull off the biggest burglary in British history. But he can never quite find the right crew to do it. But then he becomes a pensioner and realizes it very well might be now or never.

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    • 49 min
    Hatton Garden | The Cabinet

    Hatton Garden | The Cabinet

    Reader and his gang of pensioners make it all the way to the vault but are thwarted at the last minute. Will they walk from the job or come back the next day risking everything to get their hands on the loot?

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    Hatton Garden | The Diamond Wheezers

    Hatton Garden | The Diamond Wheezers

    It seems Reader and his crew have met their match in the form of Detective Sergeant Jamie Day. In a dramatic game of cat and mouse, will 'The Diamond Wheezers' manage to evade capture?

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    • 49 min
    Hatton Garden | Interview

    Hatton Garden | Interview

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    Matt and Alice talk to Martin Brunt, crime correspondent for Sky News. He was the first reporter to reach Hatton Garden after the break in and charted the developing story. He talks about what it was like to report on this case at the time, why it captured the public imagination, and his surprising correspondence with ringleader, Danny Jones.

    Archer | Lord of the Lies

    Archer | Lord of the Lies

    Jeffrey Archer is a young and up and coming Tory politician. He dreams of becoming Prime Minister. But what happens when a newspaper accuses him of paying for sex?

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    • 41 min
    Archer | Mary Vs Monica

    Archer | Mary Vs Monica

    Jeffrey Archer takes the witness stand in the libel trial of the century. He has two false alibis and a forged diary to help him prove he never slept with Monica Coghlan. But will the jury believe him or is his carefully constructed world about to come crashing down?

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Kerri Bassett ,

Great Podcast!

I especially loved Hatton Garden…great story! I love the way Matt and Alice deliver each story!

Michele DC ,

Amazing show

Thanks so much for this podcast! So funny and interesting!! It makes my Wednesdays!!

Ro2oo8 ,

Could be so good, if they cut the bantz

Well researched, and interestingly chosen stories, plus there is decent chemistry between cohosts. Lots of potential. But constant deviation for lolz? Kind of ruins things. Sorry but producers need to apply more quality-control for those asides - they just aren’t as funny as the show runners think they are.

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