Fri 21 November 2014 // 19:30
Tickets: £7 / £5
One Rogue Reporter is the story of Rich Peppiatt, a tabloid hack who snaps over his red top paper’s fixation with sensationalism over truth. When the phone hacking scandal engulfs Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, Rich decides to use the skills he’s honed on Fleet Street to turn the tables on the press barons peddling sex, lies and scaremongering under the cloak of journalism. The result is a hilarious documentary: part exposé, part comedy, part cri de coeur against unaccountable press power.
What began as a critically-acclaimed show at the Edinburgh Fringe has been inventively transferred to the screen with the contributions from Steve Coogan, Hugh Grant and John Bishop as well as philosopher AC Grayling and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. One Rogue Reporter is an exploration of privacy, public interest and freedom of expression, using the very editors who abuse these rights as deserving
targets – including infamous former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie and feared Daily Mail chief Paul Dacre.