The first-look images have been released and further casting announced for BBC One and Amazon Studios’ A Very British Scandal, from the makers of the award-winning A Very English Scandal.
They feature Claire Foy as Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll; Paul Bettany as Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll; and Julia Davis as Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.
Joining the limited series, written by Sarah Phelps, are: Amanda Drew (, Richard McCabe, Phoebe Nicholls, Camilla Rutherford, Timothy Renouf, Sophia Myles, Sophie Ward, Tim Steed, and Katherine Manners. Richard Goulding; Jonathan Aris; Oliver Chris; Nicholas Rowe; and Miles Jupp will also star.
A Very British Scandal focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the 20th century.
Famed for her charisma, beauty, and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages, as the divorce exposed accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, bribery, and an explicit Polaroid picture that was to haunt her for the rest of her life.
A Very British Scandal turns this scandal inside out in order to explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain, looking at attitudes towards women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time.
A Very British Scandal’s three, one-hour episodes are coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.