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How the MeToo movement “illuminated and galvanised” Profumo Affair drama The Trial of Christine Keeler

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

New BBC drama The Trial of Christine Keeler was “illuminated and galvanised” by the MeToo movement, the show's creators have said - as they finally get a chance to tell the story of the Profumo Affair from a female perspective.
Model and showgirl Christine Keeler, played in this drama by Sophie Cookson , was just 19 when she had a brief sexual relationship with married government minister John Profumo. When the story broke in 1963, it had huge consequences for everyone involved.
More than anyone, Keeler herself was vilified. “She really was seen as this harlot, this temptress, this siren,”...
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The real-life events behind BBC drama The Trial of Christine Keeler

The real-life events behind BBC drama The Trial of Christine Keeler

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Sex, politics, scandal, and a potential security breach to a Soviet spy; the Profumo Affair of 1963 had all the ingredients needed to make it one of the most infamous moments in British politics, after a prominent minister's sexual affair with a showgirl helped topple a prime minister and later a government.
Now the political scandal is being dramatised onscreen in BBC One's six-part series The Trial of Christine Keeler , starring Sophie Cookson, Ellie Bamber, Ben Miles and James Norton. Here's everything you need to know about the real-life history behind the series...
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