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Tom Mangold is known to millions as the face of BBC TV’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama and as its longest-serving reporter. Splashed! is the ‘antidote to the conventional journalist’s autobiography’ – a compelling, hilarious and raucous revelation of the events that marked an extraordinary life in journalism.

Mangold describes his National Service in Germany, where he worked part-time as a smuggler, through his years in the 1950s on Fleet Street’s most ruthless newspapers, a time when chequebook journalism ruled and shamelessness was a major skill. Recruited by the BBC, he spent forty years as a broadcaster, developing a reputation for war reporting and major investigations.

From world exclusives with fallen women in the red-top days to chaotic interviews with Presidents, Splashed! offers a rare glimpse of the personal triumphs and disasters of a life in reporting, together with fascinating revelations about the stories that made the headlines on Mangold’s remarkable journey from print to Panorama.



“A rollicking memoir... reminds me of Evelyn Waugh.”

Mail on Sunday

“A dazzling read. Riveting, raucous and revelatory.”

Anne Robinson

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