Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen - Netflix
Britain's first lady of interior design, Kelly Hoppen, is on a mission to change the nation's homes with her unique rules of design. Unfortunately, when it comes to some peoples' houses, there's often too much money and not enough sense. And some garish, ugly interiors are the result. Kelly takes on a range of badly conceived rooms from kitchens to bedrooms, garages to living rooms and saves them with some common sense design tips any of us can employ. Style is an individual thing - but Kelly has wise advice on everything from lighting to fabrics and furniture. Kelly's 'Superior Interiors' is a series that makes the nation rethink the places they call home.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen - News International phone hacking scandal - Netflix
The News International phone-hacking scandal is a controversy involving the now defunct News of the World and other British newspapers published by News International, a subsidiary of News Corporation. Employees of the newspaper were accused of engaging in phone hacking, police bribery, and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of stories. Whilst investigations conducted from 2005 to 2007 appeared to show that the paper's phone hacking activities were limited to celebrities, politicians, and members of the British Royal Family, in July 2011 it was revealed that the phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, relatives of deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings had also been hacked. The resulting public outcry against News Corporation and its owner Rupert Murdoch led to several high-profile resignations, including that of Murdoch as News Corporation director, Murdoch's son James as executive chairman, Dow Jones chief executive Les Hinton, News International legal manager Tom Crone, and chief executive Rebekah Brooks. The commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Sir Paul Stephenson, also resigned. Advertiser boycotts led to the closure of the News of the World on 10 July 2011, after 168 years of publication. Public pressure shortly forced News Corporation to cancel its proposed takeover of the British satellite broadcaster BSkyB. The prime minister David Cameron announced on 6 July 2011 that a public inquiry, known as the Leveson Inquiry, would look into phone hacking and police bribery by the News of the World, consider the wider culture and ethics of the British newspaper industry and that the Press Complaints Commission would be replaced “entirely”. A number of arrests and convictions followed, most notably of the former News of the World managing editor Andy Coulson. Murdoch and his son, James, were summoned to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Over the course of his testimony, Rupert Murdoch admitted that a cover-up had taken place within the News of the World to hide the scope of the phone hacking. On 1 May 2012, a parliamentary select committee report concluded that Murdoch “exhibited wilful blindness to what was going on in his companies and publications” and stated that he was “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company”. On 3 July 2013, Channel 4 News broadcast a secret tape in which Murdoch dismissively claims that investigators were “totally incompetent” and acted over “next to nothing” and excuses his papers' actions as “part of the culture of Fleet Street”.
Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen - Sara Payne - Netflix
On 28 July, The Guardian reported that the News of the World hacked into the voicemail of media campaigner Sara Payne, whose eight-year-old daughter, Sarah Payne, was murdered in West Sussex by paedophile Roy Whiting, in July 2000. This news was arguably met with even more public outrage than the Dowler revelations, given the prominent role that Rebekah Brooks and the News of the World played in the passage of Sarah's Law, which changed sex offender laws in the UK. Sara Payne has been an active campaigner in favour of such laws with News International and other media and charity organisations since her daughter's death. Brooks developed a long-standing friendship with Sara Payne in the years after her daughter's death; Payne wrote a column praising the News of the World's support for Sarah's Law in its final issue, writing that the paper's staff “supported me through some of the darkest, most difficult times of my life and became my trusted friends”. Brooks used the Sarah's Law campaign to defend the News of the World when she was questioned by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Scotland Yard had reportedly found materials pertaining to Payne in Glenn Mulcaire's notes. They also discovered that Payne's voicemail was on a mobile phone given to her by Brooks, ostensibly to help her keep in touch with supporters. Brooks issued a statement denying that the News of the World was aware of Mulcaire's targeting of Payne, saying that such an idea was “unthinkable”. Payne was said to be “absolutely devastated and deeply disappointed” at the disclosure.
Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen - References - Netflix