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A Very English Scandal

BAFTA-winning Welsh writer Russell T Davies (It’s a Sin) and Oscar-nominated British director Stephen Frears (Philomena) unite for this salaciously-good series that crams a decades-worth of deceit and debauchery into three energetic episodes, contained within which are two revelatory performances from Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw. Scandal never looked so sublime.

Directors

  • Stephen Frears

Writers

  • Russell T. Davies
  • John Preston

Cast

  • Hugh Grant
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Eve Myles
  • Jason Watkins
  • Alex Jennings
  • Jonathan Hyde

Synopsis

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party, is desperate to hide his homosexuality and his disgruntled ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw). As Norman becomes more of a nuisance and Thorpe climbs the political ladder, he becomes convinced there is only one way to deal with Norman for good.