Eve will be starring in a new three-part drama about the true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder. Actors Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw take the lead roles in this 2018 drama directed by Russell T Davies.
It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his ex-lover Norman Scott is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk. Thorpe schemes and deceives – until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment. The Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true.
A Very English Scandal will premiere on BBC One in 2018.