Gay Times Magazine - - Agenda -

Film­ing has be­gun on the BBC’s next big gay drama, A Very English Scan­dal. Based on John Pre­ston’s book of the same name, it tells the story of MP Jeremy Thorpe who was tried for, but ac­quit­ted, of con­spir­ing

to mur­der his ex-lover Nor­man Scott in 1979.

Ben Whishaw will star as Nor­man, op­po­site Hugh Grant as Jeremy and the

three-part drama is writ­ten by Dame Russell T Davies.

Russell said: “It’s a dream come true to work with Ben. One of Bri­tain’s

finest ac­tors playing one of his­tory’s most fas­ci­nat­ing men.”

A Very English Scan­dal will air on BBC One in 2018

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