STONEHOUSE TV SERIES
WITH MATTHEW & KEELEY
The first new series to officially open the upcoming 2023 is STONEHOUSE three part mini series which hits ITV and their brand new streamer ITVX January 2nd
with real life couple Matthew MacFadyen and Keeley Hawes in the lead roles.
|The series starts January 2nd on ITV|
STONE HOUSE explains how a high-flying member of British government, vanished from the beach of a large luxury hotel in Florida in November 1974, leaving a neatly folded pile of clothes as he swam into the sea, intent on faking his own death. The MP for Walsall North left behind his loving wife Barbara and three young children as a shocked public and media presumed he had drowned or been eaten by sharks. Charismatic, oozing with charm and brimming with confidence,
Stonehouse had impressed
Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour stalwarts from an early stage
in his parliamentary career.
From a working-class background, he’d graduated from the London School
of Economics, was in the RAF during the War and seemed the ideal
candidate for a life in politics. It soon becomes apparent his
reputation as a devoted family man masked the truth, as he’d embarked on
an extra marital affair with his secretary and acted as a spy for the
Czech Secret Service in the 1960s. His complex financial status and
relationships eventually took their toll, with Stonehouse deliberately
stealing the identity of a recently deceased constituent. Stonehouse
applied for a passport in the dead man’s name and began to weave an
elaborate conspiracy, seeking a new life in Australia.
But his plans soon turned sour as Stonehouse was arrested by Australian
police who had been under the mistaken impression that he was the
fugitive peer Lord Lucan. Brought back to the UK by Scotland Yard
detectives, Stonehouse found that he was crucial to keeping the Labour
government in power with its wafer-thin majority.
|It will be a three part event series|