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Summary The three-part BBC miniseries set in 1960-70s follows member of Parliament Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) as he seeks to permanently hide his affair with stableboy Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) to protect his political career in Russell T Davies's adaptation of John Preston's book of the same name.

A Very English Scandal
Season 1 Premiere: May 20, 2018
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
must-watch
84
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 67 User Ratings
6.2
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Summary The three-part BBC miniseries set in 1960-70s follows member of Parliament Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) as he seeks to permanently hide his affair with stableboy Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) to protect his political career in Russell T Davies's adaptation of John Preston's book of the same name.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
84
94% Positive
16 Reviews
6% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
84
94% Positive
16 Reviews
6% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 67 User Ratings
6.2
66% Positive
44 Ratings
7% Mixed
5 Ratings
27% Negative
18 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 67 User Ratings
6.2
66% Positive
44 Ratings
7% Mixed
5 Ratings
27% Negative
18 Ratings

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Production Company:
  • Amazon Studios
  • Blueprint Pictures
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Initial Release Date: May 20, 2018
Number of seasons: 1 Season
Rating: TV-14
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 3 Nominations
Royal Television Society, UK
• 5 Wins & 11 Nominations
Bafta TV Craft
• 3 Wins & 8 Nominations