‘A Very English Scandal’ Trailer

Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant star in the first trailer for BBC One and Amazon drama A Very English Scandal, based on the book by John Preston (Viking, 2016) It tells the story of disgraced British politician Jeremy Thorpe, who was tried, but acquitted, of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott.

The drama is directed by Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Stephen Frears and written by BAFTA winner Russel T Davies. Executive producers are Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin for Sony-backed Blueprint Television and Lucy Richer for the BBC.

The cast also includes Alex Jennings (The Queen, Victoria), Patricia Hodge (Miranda), Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult), Adrian Scarborough (On Chesil Beach, The King’s Speech), Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies), Eve Myles (Victoria), Michele Dotrice (Starfish) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners).

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