The Russell Brand Allegations
Paddy’s been talking to Rosamund Urwin, the journalist who led The Sunday Times investigation into allegations against comedian Russell Brand.
And Laura’s been talking to the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly about it. He says the entertainment industry has questions to answer.
They discuss what those questions might be, and the work that’s gone into publishing the story.
Also in the studio is the Telegraph’s political editor Ben Riley-Smith, who’s been uncovering details of what was going on behind the scenes as recent prime ministers lost their jobs.
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With credit to Russell Brand: In Plain Sight: Dispatches for use of a clip from the programme.
Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.