The divorce of the Duke (Paul Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy) is the subject of A Very British Scandal, one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the twentieth century.
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, famed for her charisma, beauty, and style, dominated the front pages as a divorce involving accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug use, secret recording, bribery, and an explicit Polaroid picture played out in the white-hot glare of the 1960s media.
A Very British Scandal deconstructs the scandal in order to investigate the social and political climate of postwar Britain, examining attitudes towards women and questioning whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time.
Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience as her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, 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, produced by Blueprint Pictures, will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The international distributors are Sony Pictures Television, who negotiated the deal with Amazon Studios.
Sarah Phelps wrote the historical British drama.
A Very British Scandal Australian Premiere Friday 22 April, 2022 on Prime Video
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