BBC One announce The Trial Of Christine Keeler

by | Oct 4, 2017 | All, TV News

BBC One have announced a  brand new six part drama commission by award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe (Apple Tree Yard, Room At The Top) the compelling drama takes a fresh look at one of the most infamous British stories: the chain of events in the 1960s which came to be known as the Profumo affair.

The Trial Of Christine Keeler takes us behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times. At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler – a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.

Amanda Coe says: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring a fresh lens to a story that has become a powerful fable of our national identity. The astonishing story of Christine Keeler and the so-called Profumo affair is the Salem Witch Trial meets OJ Simpson – a perfect storm of gender, class, race and power that resonates into the world we’re living in today.”

Filming begins in the UK in 2018.

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04/10/2017

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