Frontline Confidential with Andrew Gilligan

Talk Thursday 17th April, 2008

Andrew Gilligan, former BBC Radio 4 Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent and the man in the centre of the Hutton Inquiry and the ‘sexying up of the dossier’ scandal, tells his side of the story.

Gilligan is best known for his report about the government’s dossier about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction which was published ahead of the invasion of Iraq and contained the infamous ’45-minutes claim’.

He resigned from the BBC following the publication of the Hutton Inquiry report, which among other things criticised Gilligan’s journalistic standards.

He now writes for The Evening Standard about defence and diplomatic affairs.

Moderated by Gavin MacFadyen – Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism.