Scoops : Behind the Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interviews
She is the woman who clinched the 2019 interview with Prince Andrew described as ‘a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion'. Sam McAlister is many things beside: the first in her family to go to university; a trained barrister; a single mum; a master of persuasion. In her former BBC colleagues' words, she was the ‘booker extraordinaire', responsible for many of Newsnight's exclusives over the past decade, including Stormy Daniels, Sean Spicer, Brigitte Hoss, Steven Seagal, Mel Greig and Julian Assange.
This is a backstage pass to the most unforgettable journalism of our times.