‘Belgravia’ recap: What happened in Episode 3?

ITV’s new period drama Belgravia continued in the UK tonight.

The highly-anticipated six-part series is based on Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ bestselling novel.

Starring Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey), and Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Belgravia is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelons of London society in the 19th Century.

When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighbourhood.

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 29th March 2020:

The depths of Stephen’s problems are revealed, causing John to set his manipulative sights on Charles and Caroline as a way to make money.

Susan isn’t shy about exploiting the Trenchard’s new social circle.

Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia novel is available on Amazon.