‘A Very British Scandal’ trailer: Claire Foy from ‘The Crown’ stars in real-life ’60s drama

A trailer has been released for the A Very British Scandal.

The BBC’s brand new mini-series is a follow-up to 2018’s A Very English Scandal, which was written by Russell T Davies (It’s a SinThe Grand).

This time screenwriter Sarah Phelps, best known for her Agatha Christie adaptations, has written the scripts.

A Very British Scandal will focus on “one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th century”: the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.

Leading the cast are Claire Foy (The Crown) and Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) as the Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll and Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

Watch the trailer:


The opening instalment will air at 9pm on Sunday 26th December on BBC One.

The whole series will then be available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Episode 2 will air on BBC One at 9pm on Monday 27th December, with the final part airing at 9pm on Tuesday 28th December.

A Very British Scandal will premiere in the rest of the world in early 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.

The award-winning A Very English Scandal was a big hit with audiences and critics when it aired three years ago.

Starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, the mini-series told the incredible true story of politician Jeremy Thorpe’s attempts to silence ex-lover Norman Scott following the pair’s secret affair in the 1960s.

A Very English Scandal is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.