Steve Coogan defends Richard III film in university row

Steve Coogan has defended a new film about the discovery of Richard III's skeleton, in a row over how it portrays some University of Leicester academics.

The Lost King tells the story of Philippa Langley, whose research led to the discovery of the king's remains under a car park in the city in 2012.

The university said claims that its staff sidelined her and took the credit are 'far removed' from the truth.

But Coogan said: 'The university are responsible for their own undoing.'