When does A Exceedingly English Scandal start on BBC?
A major new drama starring Hugh Allow is starting on the BBC later this week.
A very English Scandal haul someone over the coals the story of Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party who has a big secret to keep secret in 1960s London in a time when homosexuality has just been decriminalised.
Incident one will kick off this Sunday, May 20 on BBC One at 9pm.
The series was penned by the BAFTA-winning author Russell T Davies and based on the book by John Preston.
It was directed by Stephen Frears who is acknowledged for directing The Queen and Dangerous Liaisons among many others.
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How many episodes are in A Very English Scandal on BBC?
The mini-series consists of three hour-long happenings.
Each one will air on Sunday night for the next three weeks.
The series is based on the real-life representative, Jeremy Thorpe who was the first British politician to stand trial accused of manslaughter.
Ben Whishaw plays his secret lover Norman Scott, who is also based on a real-life woman.
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Who is in the cast of A Very English Scandal on BBC?
The cast is led by Hugh Grant who plays the pre-eminent politician Jeremy Thorpe.
Speaking about his role, Grant imparted: “He was a very successful politician, great showman, wonderful electioneer, vastly charming, old Etonian, quite flamboyant and a bit of a dandy the way he dressed – and he harboured a hidden which was that he was gay.”
His secret lover Norman Scott is played by James Bond the leading part Whishaw.
Other cast members include Alex Jennings as Peter Bessell, David Bamber as Pull rank Arran and Patricia Hodge as Ursula Thorpe.
Grant plays Jeremy Thorpe who has a hidden affair with Ben Whishaw’s character Norman Scott
What is the conceive of A Very English Scandal on BBC?
The official synopsis from BBC reads: “It is 1960s England, homosexuality is interdicted and the politician Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) begins a whirlwind event with a young stable hand, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw).
“But when the relationship meanders sour and Jeremy’s career goes from strength to strength, Norman becomes a mystery that Jeremy is desperate to hide.
“In 1967, Jeremy becomes the chieftain of the Liberal Party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, but as extended as his ex-lover Norman is around, his brilliant career is at risk.
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“Behind the oak-panelled doors of Parliament, Jeremy expels to his friends for decisive action. He can see only one way to silence him for good.”
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