Behind the scenes

This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama
Kenneth Branagh and Ophelia Lovibond as Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama

New TV series starring Kenneth Branagh will take viewers inside Whitehall as the pandemic unfolds
19 May 2022
Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant

The brand has gone from ‘low-cost apparel merchant to global juggernaut’ in less than five years
17 May 2022
Johnson set for Whitehall job cuts showdown
Boris Johnson chairs a cabinet away day in Stoke-on-Trent
Behind the scenes

Johnson set for Whitehall job cuts showdown

PM orders civil service ‘bloodbath’ to ease cost-of-living crisis
13 May 2022
Next Labour leader: who would replace Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Behind the scenes

Next Labour leader: who would replace Keir Starmer?

Opposition chief vows to resign if he is fined by police over ‘Beergate’
10 May 2022
Secrets unveiled: the legend of the Royal Oak
Gérald Genta’s sketch of the Royal Oak from 1970
Behind the scenes

Secrets unveiled: the legend of the Royal Oak

As Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece turns 50, an archivist explains its enduring appeal
6 May 2022
Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?
Joe Biden addresses reporters at a Lockheed Martin factory in Troy, Alabama
Behind the scenes

Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?

President warns Supreme Court against threatening ‘stability of our law’
6 May 2022
Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’
Vladimir Putin during meetings at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’

Moscow’s military top brass being blamed for Ukraine ‘quagmire’, defence minister says
6 May 2022

Enjoy a different view

Keep an open mind with The Week magazine. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began
Amber Heard during her emotional testimony
Behind the scenes

How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began

Aquaman star on the stand for the first time in multimillion-dollar lawsuit
5 May 2022
The links between Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates explained
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

The links between Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates explained

Microsoft founder admits meetings with sex offender were ‘huge mistake’
3 May 2022
Fake priest cons his way into Windsor barracks
The band of the Coldstream Guards, whose barracks are near Windsor Castle
Behind the scenes

Fake priest cons his way into Windsor barracks

The intruder joked with officers in their mess before being offered a bed for the night
3 May 2022
Pest-minister 2.0: Westminster rocked by new wave of allegations
The Palace of Westminster pictured at night
Behind the scenes

Pest-minister 2.0: Westminster rocked by new wave of allegations

Palace of government at centre of fresh misogyny and sexual harassment claims once again
29 Apr 2022
A bumpy start to the season for Mercedes, Hamilton and Russell
Mercedes driver George Russell at the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Behind the scenes

A bumpy start to the season for Mercedes, Hamilton and Russell

Only four races in and Mercedes already look off the pace
29 Apr 2022
Which Tory MP has been watching porn in the Commons?
Houses of Parliament
Behind the scenes

Which Tory MP has been watching porn in the Commons?

Allegation comes amid sexism row over Basic Instinct claims about Angela Rayner
28 Apr 2022
Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?
Russian-speaking troops without insignia stationed outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea in 2014
Behind the scenes

Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?

Wagner Group fighter reportedly captured by jihadists in Mali
26 Apr 2022
How a Tory revolt forced Johnson into Partygate U-turn
Boris Johnson is currently on a visit to India
Behind the scenes

How a Tory revolt forced Johnson into Partygate U-turn

PM abandons bid to block Commons probe after ministers threaten to resign
22 Apr 2022
Will more countries join Nato?
Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (left) addresses reporters alongside her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin
Behind the scenes

Will more countries join Nato?

Finland and Sweden mulling over plans to abandon neutrality and join military alliance
14 Apr 2022
Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch
J.K. Rowling
Behind the scenes

Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch

Event attended by gender critical figures including Rosie Duffield and Maya Forstater
12 Apr 2022
Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Behind the scenes

Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?

Chancellor convinced leaking of wife’s tax status is part of ‘co-ordinated attack’
8 Apr 2022
Who are the Ukrainian ‘traitors’ passing secrets to Russia?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to reporters during a visit to Bucha
Behind the scenes

Who are the Ukrainian ‘traitors’ passing secrets to Russia?

Top prosecutor becomes most senior official arrested since invasion began
7 Apr 2022
Twitter: intriguing deal sparks Elon Musk alert
Elon Musk looks at his phone
Behind the scenes

Twitter: intriguing deal sparks Elon Musk alert

The 9.2% stake in Twitter has potential to be ‘a serious distraction’ from Musk’s day job
7 Apr 2022
The UK’s offshore migrant processing plans
A group of migrants attempting to cross the Channel
Behind the scenes

The UK’s offshore migrant processing plans

Government moving closer to processing asylum seekers in a third country
6 Apr 2022
Who might buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
Behind the scenes

Who might buy Channel 4?

Broadcaster to go up for sale as senior conservatives criticise decision
5 Apr 2022
Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?
David Warburton
Behind the scenes

Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?

Party condemned for waiting weeks to suspend MP David Warburton following allegations
4 Apr 2022
Spring Statement: five things Sunak should have announced
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street to deliver the Spring Statement in the House of Commons
Behind the scenes

Spring Statement: five things Sunak should have announced

Delaying the NI rise and ending the student loan raid was wishful thinking
31 Mar 2022
Tiger at the Masters: golf’s ‘greatest ever comeback’ part two?
Tiger Woods celebrates his 2019 Masters victory at Augusta National Golf Club
Behind the scenes

Tiger at the Masters: golf’s ‘greatest ever comeback’ part two?

The 15-time major champion’s practice round at Augusta fuels speculation of a sensational return 
30 Mar 2022
Inside the suspected poisoning of Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich at the Champions League final in 2021
Behind the scenes

Inside the suspected poisoning of Roman Abramovich

Russian oligarch lost his sight for several hours after alleged chemical attack at peace talks
29 Mar 2022
‘End of an era’ for England captain Joe Root?
England captain Joe Root is interviewed after the loss against the West Indies 
Behind the scenes

‘End of an era’ for England captain Joe Root?

Root wants to continue as skipper but admits the decision is out of his hands
28 Mar 2022
Will Smith and Chris Rock’s history: what led to the Oscars slap?
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on stage
Behind the scenes

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s history: what led to the Oscars slap?

Exploring the possible factors behind Sunday night’s gasp-inducing event
28 Mar 2022
Inside Julian Assange’s Belmarsh wedding
Stella Moris on her wedding day at Belmarsh prison
Behind the scenes

Inside Julian Assange’s Belmarsh wedding

Supporters celebrated with ‘champagne and canapes’ but the bride was left ‘fighting back tears’
24 Mar 2022
The mystery of the £500m superyacht ‘owned by Putin’
The Scheherazade, docked at the Tuscan port of Marina di Carrara, Tuscany
Behind the scenes

The mystery of the £500m superyacht ‘owned by Putin’

Italian authorities urged to seize six-deck luxury vessel linked to Russian president
23 Mar 2022
What 10,000 Russian deaths mean for Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin meets Yamalo-Nenets governor Dmitry Artyukhov at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

What 10,000 Russian deaths mean for Vladimir Putin

True extent of Moscow’s losses apparently revealed in now-deleted report on pro-Kremlin news site
22 Mar 2022
Acqua di Parma: a new perfume built on connectivity
Acqua di Parma’s Colonia C.L.U.B.
Behind the scenes

Acqua di Parma: a new perfume built on connectivity

The house’s Colonia C.L.U.B. has a surprising origin
22 Mar 2022
Is Vladimir Putin’s power base collapsing amid stalled invasion?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Behind the scenes

Is Vladimir Putin’s power base collapsing amid stalled invasion?

Russian president attacks ‘national traitors’ in ‘rambling’ address to the nation
18 Mar 2022
A ‘gutter fight’: South Korea’s election plumbs new depths 
‘The fool’: Yoon Suk-yeol squeaked the win
Behind the scenes

A ‘gutter fight’: South Korea’s election plumbs new depths 

The election didn’t involve sober debate, but campaigns dominated by personalities and mud-slinging
18 Mar 2022
The Week Footer Banner