Stephen Dorril

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Stephen Dorril (born 7 July 1955; Worcestershire)[1] is a British academic, author, and journalist. He is a senior lecturer in the journalism department of Huddersfield University and is director of the university's Oral History Unit.[2][3][4] He has written a number of books, mostly about the UK's intelligence services. With Robin Ramsay, Dorril co-founded the magazine Lobster. He has appeared on radio and television as a specialist on the security and intelligence services. He is a consultant to BBC's Panorama programme.[3] His first book Honeytrap, written with Anthony Summers about the Profumo Affair, was one of the sources for the 1989 film Scandal.[5]


  • Honeytrap, with Anthony Summers, Coronet Books, 1989, ISBN 0340429739
  • Smear!: Wilson and the Secret State, Harper Collins, 1992, ISBN 0586217134
  • The silent conspiracy: inside the intelligence services in the 1990s, Heinemann, 1993, ISBN 0434201626
  • MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operations, Fourth Estate, 2000, ISBN 1857020936
  • MI6: Inside the World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Simon & Schuster, 2002, ISBN 0743203798
  • Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism, Viking Press, 2006, ISBN 0670869996


  1. ^ Dorril, Stephen. "Biography". Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ "project leaders". Asian Voices Oral History Project. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Biography: Dr Stephen Dorril". University of Huddersfield. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Stephen Dorril biography". Andrew Lownie agency. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  5. ^ Jason Lewis (24 July 2010). "KGB did bug Profumo and Keeler pillow talk to steal nuclear secrets". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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