On A Very English Scandal Season 1 Episode 1, it’s 1965 and rising star Jeremy Thorpe, MP for North Devon, is enjoying steak tartare and a glass of port in the House of Commons dining room, mulling over a bid for the Liberal Party leadership.
But Thorpe, unknown to everyone apart from those closest to him, is gay, at a time when it’s illegal. And Thorpe has one specific weak spot, a good-looking, slightly fey sometime male model called Norman Josiffe, later to change his name to Norman Scott. You can watch the full episode below.
About the show:
In England in the early 1960s, politician Jeremy Thorpe begins a whirlwind affair with a young stable hand, Norman Scott. When the relationship turns sour, Norman becomes a secret Jeremy is desperate to hide.