It was James Graham who reopened the casefiles of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? scandal, adapting his play for a hit three-part drama, Quiz, that recalled the origins of the ground-breaking quiz show and the scandal involving former major Charles Ingram. Ingram was accused of cheating by listening for coughs on the right answers from his wife, Diana, and fellow contestant Tecwen Whittock.
The six-part limited series is based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, with the adaptation written by David E. Kelley.
Nicole Kidman plays successful therapist Grace Fraser, who leads the privileged life she had always dreamed of with a loving and devoted husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and young son Henry (Noah Jupe), who is a student at an elite private school in New York.
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From the much-awaited return to Barry Island with Gavin and Stacey, to the spine-tingling new adaptation of Dracula, viewers won’t be short of choice for TV over the holidays.
Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special
Halfway through 2018, it already seems clear who some of the leading contenders will be in the actor categories of next year’s Bafta and RTS awards: Benedict Cumberbatch and Anthony Hopkins for their title roles in Patrick Melrose and King Lear, and Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant as Norman Scott and Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal.
Best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill, Grant returns to television to play the shamed politician.
A Very English Scandal is based on the book by author John Preston, and is written by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who) and directed by Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins).