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The Sun, the Agent and the Paparazzo

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 November 2011

With tabloid newspapers under sustained attack at the Leveson Inquiry, The Sun's managing editor Richard Caseby talks about his paper's future.

The front pages of the upmarket newspapers yesterday carried the story told by Charlotte Church in Monday's Leveson session: that, when she was 13, she turned down £100,000 to sing Pie Jesu at Rupert Murdoch's wedding to Wendi Deng in exchange for favourable coverage. Jonathan Shalit was her agent at the time and he tells Steve what he remembers of the deal - business as usual or a "Faustian pact"?

And paparazzo Max Cisotti responds to the series of claims made against press and celebrity photographers in the Leveson sessions so far - in his view, are celebrities and people in the news really responsible for the way they are treated?

The producer is Simon Tillotson.


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