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A Very English Scandal

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A Very English Scandal

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Season 1 box set starts 7.30pm Sunday 8th December Channel 009

Starring Golden Globe-nominated actor Hugh Grant and based on a true story, A Very English Scandal tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, a member of Parliament who, in 1979, was tried and later acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott. Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party, the youngest head of a political party in 100 years. But he is hiding an affair with a man at a time when homosexuality is still illegal. When Scott threatens to reveal the affair, Thorpe decides upon a plan of action that eventually exposes the scandal and leads to a watershed moment in British social and political life, illuminating the level of dark secrets and cover-ups in the British establishment.

“There is an appealing madcap quality to all three episodes of the show, but the series reaches its dramatic peak in the final instalment, with wonderful courtroom scenes.” – Slate

“This masterful drama certainly resurrects the seedier, more headline-grabbing elements of the case and retells them with stunning panache and beautiful comic timing - but the effect now is... to put that version of England on trial.” – Stuff.co.nz

“At its core, A Very English Scandal is a very dark and sad tale, but you might not really notice it at first, because it's so very fun to watch.” - indieWire

Starring Hugh Grant (Love Actually), Ben Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns), Alex Jennings (Victoria), and Patricia Hodge (Miranda)


Season 1 box set starts 7.30pm Sunday 8th December