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Radio 4 Profile: Andy Coulson

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It is said a spin doctor should never become the story.

But David Cameron's communications director, Andy Coulson, has been catapulted into the spotlight after News of the World staff were accused of paying private investigators to intercept the phone messages of politicians and celebrities while he was the editor.

James Silver examines the life of a man whose job is to create headlines rather than be the subject of them.

BBC Radio 4's Profile of Andy Coulson was originally broadcast on Saturday, 11 July 2009 at 1900 BST.

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