Disgusting. Scum. Slut. These are just some of the insults the general public hurled at Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll (The Crown’s Claire Foy), throughout her extremely publicized and nasty divorce from Ian Douglas Campbell, the eleventh Duke of Argyll (Paul Bettany), within the Sixties.Teeming with intercourse, glamour, and reprehensible habits, A Very British Scandal is a three-part drama based mostly on the true story that chronicles the couple’s tumultuous marriage and its vicious finish. (Credit score: Alan Peebles/Amazon Studios)As exec producer Delyth Scudamore explains, the pair had been “completely different sides of the identical coin. They each beloved the outside, journey — and bonking within the grounds of [Ian’s family castle] Inveraray!”Their ardour, nevertheless, gave strategy to pique, and so they each had extramarital affairs and handled the opposite cruelly: She cast a letter from his ex-wife that intimated he wasn’t the daddy of his sons; he had her banned from Inveraray, the house she renovated along with her household cash.
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Their outrageous conflict performed out within the press, nevertheless it was Margaret who was painted because the villain for being unapologetic about her sexuality (nude pictures emerged on the divorce trial) and insisting she be handled as an equal to her husband. “She was a lady born within the fallacious time,” Scudamore says, including, “Her story demanded to be informed.”A Very British Scandal, Coming Spring 2022, Prime VideoThis is an excerpt from TV Information Journal’s 2022 Preview difficulty. For extra inside scoop on what’s coming to TV and streaming within the new 12 months, choose up the difficulty, on newsstands Thursday, January 13.