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Boris Johnson on Times removal: 'Deep sense of shame'

Filmmaker Michael Cockerell has produced a documentary about Boris Johnson's path to becoming London mayor.

When asked about having to leave the Times newspaper after he concocted a quote about King Edward II and his gay lover, he said he felt a deep sense of shame.

The programme Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise was broadcast on BBC Two and will be available on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 25 Mar 2013
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