A VERY ENGLISH SCAN­DAL

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FAN­TAS­TIC NEW DRAMA SUN 20 MAY, 9PM, BBC1

Hugh Grant shows just what a fan­tas­tic ac­tor he is in this com­pelling three-part drama, which tells the true story of the ’70s Jeremy Thorpe af­fair; the first Bri­tish politi­cian ever to stand trial for mur­der. Grant plays Lib­eral leader Thorpe – who went on trial at the Old Bai­ley for con­spir­acy to do away with his lover Nor­man (Ben Whishaw) af­ter their il­licit ro­mance soon be­came a trou­ble­some se­cret. Se­duc­tion, power, para­noia – and plenty of snog­ging – it’s all here. Don’t miss!

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