A Chelsea footballer accused of cheating on his wife and a sports boss with a taste for spanking are at the forefront of an assault on the way the British press operates. Celebrities and public figures alike are turning to privacy laws to suppress stories and photographs that show them in a less than favourable light. But it is not only kiss and tell stories that are under threat, and editors fear serious investigative journalism could be jeopardised; Panorama investigates this growing trend.