A Very British Scandal premieres

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The series tells the shocking true story of disgraced British MP and leader of the Liberal party Jeremy Thorpe who in 1979 was tried and acquitted of plotting to murder his former lover Norman Scott.

Scott had been threatening to expose his relationship with Thorpe at a time not long after homosexuality had been decriminalized in Britain.

Desperate to conceal his secret in order to keep his political career intact, Thorpe set in motion a plan of deception and lies that ultimately culminated in his arrest for conspiracy to murder.

The three-part series is an adaptation of John Preston’s novel.

Sundays on BBC One.