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A VERY BRITISH SCANDAL 'SET TO RETURN' FOR SECOND SERIES ON BBC

The BBC have reportedly commissioned a second series (or third series if you include A Very English Scandal) of A Very British Scandal, with the sub-title 'The Interview'. No further details are available. TV Zone approached the BBC for comment.



Written by Sarah Phelps (The Pale Horse; Dublin Murders), Series 1 of A Very British Scandal focuses on the divorce of the Duke (Paul Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy), 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 a divorce featuring accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery and an explicit polaroid picture - all played out in the white-hot glare of the 1960s media.


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.




As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that revelled in her fall from grace.


A Very British Scandal is available on BBC iPlayer.




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