Tom MangoldTom Mangold is one of Britain's top television reporters, an international best selling author and an award winning travel writer. He has worked with BBC Television News and Current Affairs since 1964 and is now a freelance reporter and writer.

In January 2020 Mangold wrote, reported and presented a special one-hour documentary on BBC2: "Profumo, Keeler Ward and Me". This much-acclaimed documentary was the personal account of his experiences as a young Fleet Street reporter while covering the national sex and spy scandal involving a Minister of the Crown, a Soviet spy and a young model called Christine Keeler. 

"Never a dull moment in this scoop... With the doggedness and discipline of a seasoned journalist.....Tom Mangold's pin-sharp revelatory documentary had all the elements of a classic scoop....I don't think there was a single moment that was dull...compelling."
The Times - January 27 2020.

In June 2018 -- following his special Panorama documentary on the scandal involving former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe:

"Tom Mangold's brilliant BBC Panorama film....was a compelling story, not just a human drama - it is a political scandal that merits a proper response from the authorities."
Peter Oborne Daily Mail. June 2018.

"Thank goodness for the cussedness of Tom Mangold and his like. Ordered by the then BBC Director-General to destroy his film in its entirety, he said last week : `In my house we don't destroy books or films.' Amen to that."
Observer June 2018.

"Mangold put together a strong piece of journalism exposing a litany of evidence of buried enquiries"...
The Times. June 2018.

"The interviews were fascinating..Mangold delivered remarkable fresh information." The Daily Express. June 2018.

'One of the BBC's best ever reporters.'
Roger Bolton. BBC Radio 4 `Feedback' December 2014.

'Then I joined Panorama working alongside another hero of my youth, reporter Tom Mangold, I couldn't believe it'.
George Entwistle. Director-General BBC. Radio Times. September 2012.

'the doyen of broadcasting reporters'
The Times. August 2009

'I wanted to reach into the screen and shake Mangold by the hand. He'd done something so rare these days it seemed almost miraculous. He'd gone to a story and asked questions without first determining what the answers needed to be.'
AA Gill. Sunday Times. March 2008

'Tom Mangold's (radio series) ...was highly listenable, with Mangold personifing the kind of reporter television used to have --seasoned, reasoned, one who knows the best sources for information and asks them the right questions, no matter how awkward their answers.'
Daily Telegraph. 5.9.06

'More than anyone else on the programme .... he is the quintissential Panorama reporter'
Richard Lindley. Panorama Politco's Publishing. 2002

'Tom Mangold's investigation....was a shining example of intelligent, impartial and thorough investigative journalism...non-partisan yet on the side of the angels, it was exemplary TV news journalism.'
Guardian. 21.8.00

'Apart from Tom Mangold who can name a single Panorama reporter today?'
Sir Paul Fox. Times. 10.6.97

'Tom Mangold presented his Panorama in his usual compelling style. Every frame indicated thorough research.'
Observer. 26.7.92

'Good to see that investigative bruiser Tom Mangold sticking his grizzled grey head into...the recent activities of the intelligence services....though all the spooks know they can expect no mercy from Mr Mangold, they keep coming back for more.'
Observer 1.4.91


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