The British tabloid press are famous for their love of scandal. They are happy to reveal the sexual practices of the rich and powerful, the indiscretions of the royal family and the extra-marital affairs of politicians and celebrities on their front pages. But now it is the turn of the tabloids to face their very own scandal as their underhand and sometimes illegal methods have been revealed to the world.
This film delves into the shady world of kiss-and-tell journalism, where ethics are optional and journalists will do anything for a scoop. We investigate the close relationship between the Labour government and Rupert Murdoch and reveal how tabloid journalists repeatedly broke the law. Interviewees include the actor Hugh Grant, John Prescott and Tony Blair’s spin doctor, Alastair Campbell.