‘A Very British Scandal’ starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany is available on BBC One. The series follows the 1976-1979 Jeremy Thorpe scandal, mainly focusing on the highly-publicized divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the 1960s.
The series will explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain, looking at attitudes towards women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time.
Like her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that reveled in her fall from grace.
The series stars Claire Foy (The Crown), Paul Bettany (Iron Man) Amanda Drew (The Trial Of Christine Keeler), Richard McCabe (Poldark), Phoebe Nicholls (The Elephant Man), Camilla Rutherford (Phantom Thread), Timothy Renouf (Afterlife Of The Party), Sophia Myles (A Discovery Of Witches), Sophie Ward (The Moonstone), Tim Steed (The Death Of Stalin), and Katherine Manners (War & Peace).
A Very British Scandal is now available on BBC1 and available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer.