Paul Bettany

BBC One releases first-look and further casting for A Very British Scandal

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Written by Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders), the series will see Foy star as Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, with Bettany starring as her husband Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, and Davis as Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.

A Very British Scandal will explore one of the most extraordinary and notoriously brutal legal cases of the 20th century: the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.

Claire Foy and Paul Bettany to star in A Very British Scandal

Claire Foy and Paul Bettany (credit: BBC)

Created by the team behind A Very English Scandal and written by Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders), the three-part series will focus on one of the most notorious legal case of the 20th century: the Duke of Argyll’s divorce from Duchess Margaret Argyll.

Under the aggressively watchful eye of the 1960s media, Margaret, once famed for her charisma, style and beauty, dominated front pages as her divorce carried allegations of theft, forgery, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery and an explicit polaroid picture.