John Sweeney, author of Rooney's Gold and one of the BBCs leading investigative journalists is up to his tricks again. The trailer for Panorama: The Secrets of Scientology, airing on the BBC September 28th, sees John wandering up to various cameramen filming him for reasons which can be inferred but are undisclosed. It's pretty funny stuff - John seen being as nonchalant as ever.
Rooney's Gold, out now, is the story of the rise and fall and rise again of Wayne Rooney, a boy from the mean streets of broken Britain – few streets meaner than Croxteth in Liverpool – who lifted himself out of poverty by his footballing genius to play for Manchester United and England. On the pitch (most of the time) a hero. Off it, the centrepiece, with his wife Coleen, of perhaps the most vacuous media soap opera of modern times. Buy your copy here for £18.99.