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

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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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

Yet, if not that much really happened, it was still a constant delight.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Hugh Grant is Thorpe, and everything about his performance is exactly so. In middle age, his particular charm has a somewhat cobwebby quality, which seems just right.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Hideously entertaining.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Briskly paced and funny when it can be, A Very English Scandal makes a good case for the Thorpe affair as the "trial of the century."

May 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Heavy, you probably imagined, and maybe even harrowing, but as written by Russell T Davies and directed by Stephen Frears, the touch is so skilfully light it whizzes along and is supremely entertaining.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's an enjoyable romp, forgettable candyfloss, although it struggles to stop short of proselytising about homosexuality. If you want to say something serious about gay rights, this is not the story.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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