May 7, 2019

The Reporters

In the spring of 2009, a small group of reporters at the Telegraph were given access to hundreds of thousands of pages of parliamentary expense claims, covering every single MP in the country.

Working in secret, they began to pick through the files.

This is the story of what happened next.

Guests: Robert Winnett and Christopher Hope.

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May 15, 2019

The Cartoonist

On a normal day Matt Pritchett, our front page cartoonist, gets into the office at around 8am and starts to figure out where the news is heading.


But there weren’t many normal days in May 2009.




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May 22, 2019

The Campaigner

When New Labour came to power in 1997, they made a promise that they’d eventually come to regret.

And one journalist did more than anyone else to hold them to it.


Guest: Heather Brooke




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May 29, 2019

The Politician

What was it like to be working in Parliament when the expenses scandal broke?


It’s a question that most MPs are reluctant to answer.


But not all of them.



Guest: Norman Baker



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June 5, 2019

The Lawyer

The Telegraph’s reporting on expenses involved a secretly copied disc, a million pages of sensitive personal information, and the most powerful institution in the land.

What would the paper have to do to avoid getting stopped by the law?

It fell to one man to figure that out.


Guest: Arthur Wynn Davies

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June 12, 2019

The Editor

For ten years, the man who led the Telegraph in 2009 has kept quiet about what happened during the scandal.

But some stories are worth returning to.

Guest: Will Lewis


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