THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER
ARRIVES TO BBC FOR HOLIDAYS
this year at BBC won't be all about spooky horrors... there will be political horrors too! They are ready to premiere their new mini series THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER
on December 29th and 30th and today
|The six part series will start airing ahead of New Year |
you can check out the character photos and trailer for the six episode series that depicts the infamous Profumo Affair, a political scandal from the 60s.
What's The Scandal About?
, Winter 1962. Britain is gripped by the Cuban Missile Crisis,
and a series of sex and spy scandals have rocked the British government.
Short of money, working class model Christine Keeler has returned to
stage dancing in
|Sophie Cookson takes the lead role in the series|
Soho’s famous cabaret clubs. Christine lives with her
West Indian boyfriend Johnny in a racially tense Notting Hill, and
confides in her best friend Mandy Rice Davies.
It has been over a year since Christine’s secret affair with the
|Click on the photo to see the whole cast gathered around the pool|
married, middle aged Conservative Minister of War, John Profumo. But now
Christine is shaken by violent harassment by a West Indian stalker,
‘Lucky’ Gordon, and when Johnny fails to protect her, she considers
refuge with her
|Ben Miles has been made bald for the role of John Profumo|
mentor, socialite Dr Stephen Ward. However, Ward is
under MI5 surveillance for entertaining a handsome Russian diplomat, and
amid delusions of grandeur, he tries to use his establishment links to
secure emergency nuclear
|James Norton is osteopath Stephen Ward who introduced Christine and John|
talks between the US and Russia.
At the same time, Profumo tries to raise his profile to mark the end of
UK conscription, and Christine recalls the beginnings of their infamous
affair: the fateful weekend they met at twilight by a country manor
Who's Involved In The Scandal?
stars as Christine Keeler, a 19 year old model who is entangled in a scandal due to having an affair with the married Secretary of
|Ellie Bamber, left, plays Christine's best friend|
State for War, John Profumo. James Norton
is Stephen Ward, an osteopath who introduces John Profumo to Christine Keeler.
|James Norton has starred in a lot of political shows and films lately|
Rice Davies, a model and a showgirl. Ben Miles
is John Profumo, a Conservative MP and Secretary of State for War who is plunged into a scandal after his affair with Christine Keeler is exposed. He initially lied to the House
|Christine was sentenced to nine months in jail in the end|
of Commons about the affair and the incident became a global scandal after it emerged that Keeler may have simultaneously been involved with a Soviet
|Ward was convicted for pimping, but he killed himself before the sentence could be passed|
is Valerie Profumo, the actress wife of Profumo. Nathan Stewart Jarrett
is Johnny Edgecombe, a jazz promoter whose
|The series was both written and directed by females|
involvement with Christine Keeler inadvertently alerted authorities to the Profumo affair.
is Lucky Gordon, a jazz singer who comes to public attention due to his involvement with Christine Keeler.
They're both dead, Christine and Mandy.ReplyDelete
I once saw Mandy Rice Davies, model and show girl, in Te-Aviv (she got married to an israeli night club owner). I was stunned by her appearance - very tall, very thin, and very lady-like, dressed with european glamor.
During her stay in Tel Aviv she gave birth to a girl; after a decade she and her israeli husband divorced. The daughter, married, lives in London. Mandy died several years ago, at the age of 70.
The series would probably be quite interesting.
They were the original gold diggers, methinks.Delete
Politicians can never resist a honeypot trap.ReplyDelete
And sugar babies can never resist digging some gold.Delete
As long as there are politicians, there will be honeypot traps and gold diggers alike, methinks. Seems like it's one of those scandals that is always popping up.ReplyDelete
It became a kind of a symbol of these kinds of things. The difference is that today having a personal whore or a lover does not mean anything. Look at Clinton, or current UK PM Boris, who left wife and tons of kids for a flimsy 20something tart and still won elections.Delete
I'm really excited for this one!! I'm all about female spies right now while I'm reading The Alice Network. This one is bound to be realllllyyy juicy!ReplyDelete
She's not a spy, just a ho who slept with politicians LOLDelete
lol..I love how that translated to "spy" in my head.Delete
Makes the ho seems more elegant I guess.Delete