Hugh Grant to star in new BBC One drama

Hugh Grant is returning to TV for the first time since the 1990s.

He’s starring in BBC One drama A Very English Scandal.

The three-part drama is being directed by Stephen Frears, who Grant worked with on Florence Foster Jenkins, and written by Russell T Davies.

The drama begins in the late ’60s when homosexuality has only just been decriminalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, “has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his ex-lover Norman Scott is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk.

Thorpe schemes and deceives — until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the establishment.

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