The best thing Russell T. Davies has written in ages
Out on DVD on July 2, A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalized, 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 Norman Scott, his vociferous ex-lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk, and eventually Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed politics forever as the British public discovered the darkest secrets of the Establishment and the lengths they’d go to conceal them.
Adapted from John Preston's book A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment, written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Cucumber) and directed by Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Queen, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons), A Very English Scandal stars Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott.