Sir Cliff Richard appeared at the Rolls Building in London last week to give evidence in a landmark privacy case that is testing the boundaries of media freedom.

Sir Cliff Richard

The pop icon is suing the BBC over how the corporation reported an investigation which followed an allegation. The singer has always denied any wrongdoing, was never charged and the case was dropped.

In a written witness statement, broadcaster Gloria Hunniford (also pictured) described how the 77-year-old seemed ‘utterly distraught’ by BBC footage showing officers inside his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire.