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It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.

  1. Russell T Davies


  2. John Preston


Series Cast

  1. Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe

    Hugh Grant

    Jeremy Thorpe

    3 Episodes

  2. Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott

    Ben Whishaw

    Norman Scott

    3 Episodes

  3. Alex Jennings as Peter Bessell

    Alex Jennings

    Peter Bessell

    3 Episodes

  4. Monica Dolan as Marion Thorpe

    Monica Dolan

    Marion Thorpe

    3 Episodes

  5. Jonathan Hyde as David Napley

    Jonathan Hyde

    David Napley

    3 Episodes

  6. Jason Watkins as Emlyn Hooson

    Jason Watkins

    Emlyn Hooson

    3 Episodes

  7. Patricia Hodge as Ursula Thorpe

    Patricia Hodge

    Ursula Thorpe

    3 Episodes

  8. Naomi Battrick as Diana Stainton

    Naomi Battrick

    Diana Stainton

    3 Episodes

  9. David Bamber as Lord Arran

    David Bamber

    Lord Arran

    3 Episodes

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2018 • 3 Episodes

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, has a secret he's desperate to hide. His ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is putting Thorpe's brilliant political career at risk so Thorpe schemes and deceives until he realizes there’s only one way to silence Scott for good.

Episode 3

(1x3, June 3, 2018) Season Finale

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A Very English Scandal
A Very English Scandal


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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