Chloe Hadjimatheou is the award winning investigative journalist who produced and presented the hugely successful BBC podcast series Mayday about the web of disinformation surrounding the life and death of James Le Mesurier the British ex-soldier who helped train the White Helmet rescuers in Syria. Chloe has investigated stories in Greece, the Middle East, the USA, spending time in the BBC’s overseas bureaux in Washington DC, Jerusalem and Cairo. In 2021 Chloe was shortlisted for journalism’s most prestigious award, the Orwell Prize.
Monday 27 November 2023
The Elgin marbles debate and could a pause in fighting become a ceasefire in Gaza?￼
David Aaronovitch joins the Tortoise team to talk about his new series and what should lead the news.
Friday 3 November 2023
What we learnt from the Covid inquiry and what’s been happening at Bletchley Park?
James Harding and the Tortoise team are joined by former BBC editor Katy Searle to discuss the Covid inquiry, Israel’s response to the Hamas attack and the prime minister’s AI summit.
Monday 30 October 2023
The Shadow: Hamas’s hidden commander
Mohammed Deif – thought to be the mastermind behind Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7 – hasn’t been seen in public for 20 years and no one’s even sure if he’s still alive. When the enemy is more of an idea than a person, who do you end up fighting?
Monday 16 October 2023
Mr Right: Paul Marshall and the battle for the Telegraph
The Telegraph is up for sale for the first time in a generation. The new owner will become one of the most influential people on the right in Britain. Who will win the race?