A Very English Scandal

About the Show

​Adapted from John Preston’s book “A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment” by Russell T Davies (Dr Who, Queer As Folk, Cucumber) and directed by Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons), starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott. 

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalized, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his vociferous ex-lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk, and eventually Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed politics forever as the British public discovered the darkest secrets of the Establishment and the lengths they’d go to conceal them.

Program Name

A Very English Scandal

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Four-part special airing March 28 & April 4

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Program Name

A Very English Scandal

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Four-part special airing March 28 & April 4

Bios

No related Bios.