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A very English scandal

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Cistersaredoingitforthemselves Thu 10-May-18 14:22:40

Looking forward to seeing this

I have read the book and it was excellent.

I remember this happening and it being one of the earliest political scandals I was aware of ( and actually understood) - Watergate was my first but I was only small and didn't understand

Peter Bessell - the owner of a face like a badly tessellated pavement

Probably the best caption of a photo ever

Yorkshirebetty Fri 11-May-18 05:56:11

I'm looking forward to it, too. Do you know when it's on? I enjoyed the book, and remember the court case very well!

Hobbitch Fri 11-May-18 06:01:49

I can't wait. Impressive cast, writer and director, it's going to be epic. Also Ben Whishaw is serious eye candy. I think it starts on 20 May.

strongerthan Fri 11-May-18 06:19:24

Hands up me too! Even thou Hught Grant was a shithead when I met him

Battleax Fri 11-May-18 14:26:39

When’s it on? I just finished the book so I’m all briefed grin

slippynips Fri 11-May-18 14:35:26

I saw the advert for this last night. I haven’t read the book and haven’t heard about it before but the advert was gripping. I will definitely be watching!

bakingdemon Fri 11-May-18 19:41:33

I've really been enjoying the stories about how difficult it was filming with the Great Danes - apparently they are not especially clever or biddable dogs!

GnotherGnu Fri 11-May-18 19:57:01

I enjoyed the book whilst taking some of it with a large pinch of salt, as it was heavily biased towards Bessell's version of events.

My jaw was dropping further and further open, however, at the fact that Thorpe's mates were all apparently sitting around listening to him plotting murder without it once occurring to them to tell him he was totally batshit and of course they weren't going to bugger up their lives helping him with something so obviously doomed to abject failure.

southeastdweller Fri 11-May-18 20:13:34

Starts on May 20th.

Battleax Fri 11-May-18 23:07:30

the fact that Thorpe's mates were all apparently sitting around listening to him plotting murder without it once occurring to them to tell him he was totally batshit

There’s something very pre/modern about the whole story.

southeastdweller Sun 20-May-18 20:58:46

Broadcast night bump.

BeachyUmbrella Sun 20-May-18 21:21:26

All getting a bit creepy ☹️

catlovingdoctor Sun 20-May-18 21:23:35

Oh it’s very full on isn’t it

AnyFucker Sun 20-May-18 21:25:55

On at the same time as Handmaid's Tail ?

Wtaf ?

CoolCarrie Sun 20-May-18 21:32:27

Shit timing with The Handmaid’s Tale on Channel 4 as well!

mollymawk Sun 20-May-18 21:32:46

I’m half-watching this. Can’t really get into it as I can’t get past Paddington Bear.

southeastdweller Sun 20-May-18 21:36:37

The story's moving very quickly. I'm glad I've read the book.

AnyFucker Sun 20-May-18 21:48:52

Tail ?
Tale of course

noseoftralee Sun 20-May-18 21:57:33

Can’t see past Thorpe’s friend as King Who Married That American

Weezol Sun 20-May-18 22:03:46

I had seen the story referenced, but never really knew what actually happened. I thought the opening episode was good, gave a real feel for society at that point in time. Also made me think how little the rarified world of politics has evolved.

Heading over to C4+1 for The Handmaid's Tale next.

AnyFucker Sun 20-May-18 22:05:01

Which channel please?

BubblesBuddy Sun 20-May-18 22:07:02

BBC1. 9 pm Sundays. It’s good!

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Sun 20-May-18 22:07:42

noseoftralee thank you! That was bothering me all episode! Couldn't work out where I'd seen him

Tiddlywinks63 Sun 20-May-18 22:09:54

BBC 1, just finished.
I remember it and my parents trying to keep it from me so I couldn't ask questions 🙄
It's very well done, Hugh Grant as JT really gave me the creeps.

senua Sun 20-May-18 22:11:24

I enjoyed that. Hugh Grant seemed to be having a ball.

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