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.
What is known as the Thorpe affair, centered on the at the time clandestine homosexual affair between Liberal MP and later Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe and stable boy Norman Scott, that affair when sodomy was still illegal in Britain, is the main feature of the story presented. The story culminates in 1979 with Jeremy put on trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder, the attempt on Norman's life all in an effort to rid him from Jeremy's life in his aspiration to become British Prime Minister at whatever cost, part of that cost being to remain in the closet despite having men on the side throughout his adult life. The imbalance between Jeremy and Norman both during their relationship and in their adversarial battle after the end of that relationship is also shown, older, ambitious Jeremy, from a proper English background, part of the establishment, and younger Norman, from the disadvantaged class, he who also suffered from clinical psychological issues, having nothing to lose...
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A Very English Scandal Airs: Sunday
A Very English Scandal Status: Ended
A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL - General Information
Series Premiere: May 20, 2018 Classification: Scripted Genre: Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama | History Network: BBC One Airs: Sunday at 09:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL - Season 1 -- 3 Episodes
1x1 -- May 20, 2018 -- Episode 1 1x2 -- May 27, 2018 -- Episode 2 1x3 -- Jun 03, 2018 -- Episode 3