Status
Ended
Network
BBC One
SEASON
EPISODE

Crime, Drama, Mini-Series

DESCRIPTION

It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.

Season 1

Aired 6 months ago - Jun 03, 2018

Having survived a bungled attempt on his life, Norman accuses Jeremy of being behind the murder attempt - and goes public.

Aired 7 months ago - May 27, 2018

As Jeremy gets one step closer to becoming prime minister, Norman demands that old promises should be honoured. With the old affair with Norman threatening to derail his political career, will Jeremy stop at nothing to silence him?

Aired 7 months ago - May 20, 2018

It is 1960s England, homosexuality is illegal and the politician Jeremy Thorpe begins a whirlwind affair with a young stable hand, Norman Scott. But when the relationship turns sour and Jeremy’s career goes from strength to strength, Norman becomes a secret that Jeremy is desperate to hide...

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Meet me at The Ritz, 12 o'clock.
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SPLASHING
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No, no, no, no. My fault, my fault. It's private.
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You're very kind, sir, thank you. Jeremy. What's my name?
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I certainly will. Hello, Mrs Tish.
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Mr Van de Vater said the most terrible things to me, really,
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Letters from the great and powerful.
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As if a man like you would ever write to a man like me.
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and they said, "That's not up to us," and I said, "Well..."
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I said we could give him a bed for the night, hmm?
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But it exists because of you. You facilitated it.
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Is that what you are?
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And remember...
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The march begins, and this is our story. This is you and me. BRUCKNER SYMPHONY PLAYS
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Yes, that's right. Good old Snooty. NORMAN CHUCKLES
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"Yours affectionately, Jeremy."
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That dressage school, whatever happened to that?
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insists that you cease and desist from contacting him or...
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Wouldn't that be nice? You called him my lover.
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Well, I'll see what I can do. No, not you, it has to be Jeremy Thorpe!
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got off the train... Yes, but what letters?
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I do. She's working for me now. I've left her in charge.
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Yes. Then I shall pick you up, eight o'clock sharp, tomorrow morning,
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SHE KNOCKS AT DOOR
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for God's sake. Give him something that connects us, officially?
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You'll have to be very, very quick. I'm going ahead with it, into the lions' den.
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It's the badgers. Badgers?
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What puzzles me is that the heterosexual man is so relentless in
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..the seventh Earl... Queer as springtime.
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Thank you. Not at all.
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that I shall lead a Liberal crusade!
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Shall we say five? 5% it is.
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Oh, it's good. It's very good.
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I must say, what started as a dalliance has turned into something quite wonderful.
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Hello. Daddy calling. Hello. Mr Thorpe! Hm? Ah.
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I'm so... You did that on purpose. Not at all, no. You did.
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right now!
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It's disgusting.