Stephen Dorril

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(academic, author, journalist)
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Born7 July 1955
Founder ofLobster Magazine
British independent intelligence services expert

Stephen Dorril [1] is a British academic, author, and journalist.[2] He is a senior lecturer in the journalism department of Huddersfield University and is director of the university's Oral History Unit. He has written a number of books, mostly about the UK's intelligence agencies.[3]

His research interests in the intelligence field are the relationship between the secret agencies (primarily British), government, politicians and policy-makers, both at an individual and bureaucratic level.[4]

With Robin Ramsay, Dorril co-founded the magazine Lobster, but where Ramsay, according to Dorril, "went through something of a self-confessed mid-life crisis and unceremoniously ejected Stephen Dorril, stole the Lobster name, subscription list and back copies."[5]

Stephen Dorril has appeared on radio and television as a specialist on the security and intelligence services.[6] He is a consultant to BBC's Panorama programme. His first book Honeytrap, written with Anthony Summers about the Profumo Affair, was one of the sources for the 1989 film Scandal.[7]


  • 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 Moseley and British Fascism, Viking Press, 2006, ISBN 0670869996


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Documents by Stephen Dorril

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:Permindex - The International Trade in DisinformationWikispooks Page1983Allen Dulles
Clay Shaw
Jim Garrison
Document:The CIA and MountbattenarticleCIA
Louis Mountbatten


A Quote by Stephen Dorril

Kincora Boys' Home“It is clear that there is a continuing cover-up of the unsavoury activities that took place at the Kincora boys' home in East Belfast during the early seventies. After studying a Royal Ulster Constabulary file, the Director of Public Prosecutions recently decided that there are to be no further prosecutions in connection with allegations of homosexuality involving civil servants, military officers and Ulster politicians.”September 1983Lobster Magazine