A very english scan­dal

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anderson’s sex ther­a­pist. He’s so­cially awk­ward and ter­ri­ble with girls, but re­alises he can use the knowl­edge he’s gleaned from lis­ten­ing to his mother’s ses­sions to make him­self pop­u­lar at school. How­ever, he needs the as­sis­tance of bad girl maeve (mackey) to help him spread the word. last chance BBC iPlayer, ends Wednesday Ben Whishaw (above) plays nor­man scott, ex-lover of lib­eral Party leader Jeremy thorpe, in this drama­ti­sa­tion of the politi­cian’s al­leged in­volve­ment in a plot to kill scott, which led to a trial in 1979. Funny, chill­ing and ut­terly com­pelling, it also in­cludes a ca­reer-best per­for­mance from hugh Grant as thorpe.

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