The Police and The Press

    In one of the biggest newspaper ethics scandals in history, the Murdoch Empire has found many of its key officers tried for illegal and unethical news practices which have come to define most of the cynical, establishment red-tops.

    From the Prime Ministers' inner offices to a raft of right wing tabloids, wire-tapping, phone hacking, spying and bribery were common pursuits. These became the standard operating procedures of Britain's biggest circulation press, and the subject of parliamentary committees and commissions, the Leveson Inquiry and coincidentally, evidence of police corruption, bribe taking, and collusion with criminal practice.

    Nick Davies, the journalist who broke this story and led the investigation over several years, will be in conversation with David Leigh on Saturday at 5:40pm.