Discover the true story of Christine Keeler in new BBC documentary

A documentary exploring the real-life story behind the BBC’s Christine Keeler drama airs this weekend.

The final episode of The Trial of Christine Keeler will be shown on Sunday night at 9pm on BBC One.

Based on one of the most infamous British true life stories, the hit six-part series has dramatised the chain of events in the 1960s which became known as the Profumo affair.

The period drama, starring Sophie Cookson (Kingsman) and James Norton (Grantchester), received positive reviews and followed the cover-up of an affair between a British Minister and model Christine Keeler as the scandal threatens to bring down the government.

Following the Trial of Christine Keeler finale on Sunday, a one-off 60-minute documentary will then air immediately afterwards on BBC Two.

Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me is presented by veteran broadcaster Tom Mangold who covered the story while he was a reporter on Fleet Street.

The exclusive documentary features secret audio tapes which have been uncovered after more than 35 years.

More than 20 hours of interview tapes with Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, recorded in 1984 by the producers of the feature film Scandal, have been released to this programme. They provide a unique insight into the weekend at Cliveden and both women’s claims of being pressured into giving evidence against Stephen Ward.

Fans of The Trial of Christine Keeler can look forward to fresh revelations and an inside account of the last hours of Dr Stephen Ward, the osteopath and portrait artist who introduced Christine Keeler to John Profumo.

Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me airs at 10pm on Sunday 26th January on BBC Two.