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A Very English Scandal - BBC One

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,887 ✭✭✭ cml387


    Very impressed with last week's episode, looking forward to tonight's.

    Hugh Grant chews up the scenery (yes he can do a gay love scene, if it can be described as such) and who knew Dublin was such a swinging scene in the early 1960's, or possibly a bit of licence there.

    If you don't know the story, you'll be amazed that it actually happened.

    There may be a bit of simulated dog cruelty later on,the BBC were at pains to point out that no animals were harmed in the process.:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Grant is very good as Jeremy Thorpe. You can tell it's directed by someone of quality, Stephen Frears gives the whole thing confidence and vigour without it feeling rushed or trashy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,887 ✭✭✭ cml387


    Grant is very good as Jeremy Thorpe. You can tell it's directed by someone of quality, Stephen Frears gives the whole thing confidence and vigour without it feeling rushed or trashy.

    And don't forget Russell T Davies who wrote it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Just as well this is a true story (albeit dramatised) as no one would dare make it up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,009 ✭✭✭✭ Alfred Borden


    Finale starting now


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Very good, Grant may just have found a way out of rom-com hell :) BBC Four is showing a never previously seen doc about the whole business. Of course he'd not get away with it now, no judge would be that flagrantly biased and no jury would be that susceptible.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,756 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I thought this was excellent. Very good performances all around.
    Hugh Grant was believably creepy and evil.

    I laughed at the end when they said that Norman
    still hasn't got his National Insurance Card
    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭ Skid X


    I enjoyed this a lot, and the documentary on BBC4 which couldn't be shown originally when Jeremy Thorpe was found not guilty.

    Good to see Hugh Grant getting praise for his performance, he is a much better actor than he is usually given credit for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,333 ✭✭✭ Wombatman


    Outstanding television. Wonderful performances by Grant and Whishaw.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,487 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    A Very British Scandal starts on BBC One on Dec 26. Carrying on.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭ Radio5


    Should be v.good if it's the same standard as the one on Jeremy Thorpe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,887 ✭✭✭ cml387


    Anything with the superb Clare Foy is worth watching.



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