1. "An Orgy of Pain"

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Boris Johnson could have been one of the most successful politicians of our time, but the shortcuts he took to get to Downing Street set him up to fail. In this episode, the rise of Boris and the mess he got himself into. Hear what he really thinks of Rishi Sunak, Sue Gray and his own MPs.

Guto Harri was Boris Johnson’s Communication Chief during one of the most chaotic periods in British political history. He was in the room when the big decisions were made. Join him as he opens the shiny black door to 10 Downing Street and takes you inside.When he first walked over the Number 10 threshold, things weren’t normal. A set of circumstances, scandals and chaos that will never be repeated. It was unprecedented.

Archive Credits:

1. Good Thinking TV

2. LBC / Global

3. Parliament Live TV 

4. PA Media

5. UK Supreme Court Live / 24 September 2019

6. BBC News

7. Mumsnet 

8. Downing Street Press Conference / February 2022 

9. The News Agents / Global  

10. AP Archive / ‘Conservative Boris Johnson wins London Mayoral elex’

11. The Dame Edna Treatment / ITV / Tiger Aspect Productions

12. Have I Got News For You / BBC / Hat Trick Productions

13. BBC Newsnight 

14. Out4Marriage / ‘Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) is Out4Marriage!’ / YouTube 

15. Pride In London / ‘A Message from the Mayor of London - Boris Johnson | Pride in London 2014’ / YouTube 

16. On Demand News / ITN Productions

17. tomcardy1 / ‘A special song just for you’/ YouTube