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A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
June 29, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Amazon Prime Video, 3:00 a.m. ET

 

MINISERIES PREMIERE: This three-part drama is exactly the sort of thing that, years ago, would have been a natural as a modern-dress offering by Masterpiece on PBS. Here it is on Amazon, a quality TV miniseries that’s even more proof that streaming services have achieved parity with networks. A Very English Scandal is based on a very real scandal from 1979, when a prominent member of Parliament, played by Hugh Grant, was accused of conspiring to murder his former lover – another man. Stephen Frears directs, and Russell T. Davies, the Queer as Folk writer who also helped push Doctor Who to a new level, adapts the John Preston book. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower 

 
 
 
 
 
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