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A Very English Scandal: Miniseries (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw impress in A Very English Scandal, an equally absorbing and appalling look at British politics and society.

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Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party. He is hiding an affair with a man at a time when homosexuality is still illegal. When Scott threatens to reveal the affair, Thorpe decides upon a plan of action that eventually exposes the scandal.

Cast

Hugh Grant
as Jeremy Thorpe
Ben Whishaw
as Norman Scott
Alex Jennings
as Peter Bessell
David Bamber
as Lord Arran
Jason Watkins
as Emlyn Hooson
Patricia Hodge
as Ursula Thorpe

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Critic Reviews for A Very English Scandal: Miniseries

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (17)

There is an appealing madcap quality to all three episodes of the show, but the series reaches its dramatic peak in the final installment, with wonderful courtroom scenes.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Grant is just so thoroughly likeable and even the character of Thorpe is drawn with wit and affection.

December 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a confident historical series packed with amazing performances, political intrigue and a propulsive story.

September 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A Very English Scandal seemingly does the impossible: kicking a very dramatic narrative into goal but lining it with some uproarious moments and a lot of humour.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Frears has long been a great actor for directors... Here, he brings the absolute best out of Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, who give riveting performances in the telling of one of the U.K.'s most shocking political scandals. This is a must-see.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A Very English Scandal continues to swing back and forth... between madcap farce and historical tragedy.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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