Sunday, December 15, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC PERIOD SET SERIES THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER WITH JAMES NORTON, BEN MILES, ELLIE BAMBER, SOPHIE COOKSON

  THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER
 ARRIVES TO BBC FOR HOLIDAYS
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?     
London, 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 swimming pool.

Who's Involved In The Scandal?
Sophie Cookson 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. Ellie Bamber is Mandy
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
naval attaché. Emilia Fox 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.  Anthony Welsh is Lucky Gordon, a jazz singer who comes to public attention due to his involvement with Christine Keeler.

10 comments:

  1. They're both dead, Christine and Mandy.

    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.

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    1. They were the original gold diggers, methinks.

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  2. Politicians can never resist a honeypot trap.

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    1. And sugar babies can never resist digging some gold.

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  4. 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!

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    1. She's not a spy, just a ho who slept with politicians LOL

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    2. lol..I love how that translated to "spy" in my head.

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    3. Makes the ho seems more elegant I guess.

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