What is it A very British scandal Around? to borrow a file Appropriate tone Adele’s lyricsDivorce, divorce, divorce. In the first trailer for the three-episode series, Paul Bettany (WandaVisionand Claire Foythe crown) plays the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, a real-life couple who went through a notoriously brutal separation in 1963. Their divorce trial made sensational headlines and included accusations of fraud, bribery, theft, infidelity and more. But the upcoming show from BBC One and Amazon Studios appears to promise more nuanced details of the woman who was once called the “Dirty Duchess”. The trailer includes a shot of an angry Bettany knocking things over. At one point, he demanded that his wife pay the bills. Foy later told him, “We have to stop doing horrible things to each other.”
As their relationship deteriorates, we see her being pursued by the press and angered by her husband’s allegations. “He has no right to divorce me, I do,” she vows. Meanwhile, Bettany announced that he had “the photo”, which is likely a reference to a candid photo of the Duchess that was central to the divorce case. A very British scandal It comes from the same team behind 2018 A very English scandal, which portrays Jeremy Thorpe’s relationship and stars Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw. The new series will be broadcast on BBC One over three nights, from December 26-28, while US viewers will be able to watch it on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.