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A Very British Sex Scandal

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Lord Montague and friends

A Very British Sex Scandal mixes drama with documentary testimony to tell the extraordinary story of the high society court case that scandalised society, electrified the nation and changed the course of British history. In 1954, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and his friend Peter Wildeblood were arrested after a concerted effort by the police to ensnare them for homosexual offences. Their subsequent trial and conviction were to mark a sea change in public opinion, which eventually led to the Wolfenden Committee's landmark recommendations for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain.

A Very British Sex Scandal synopsis

The extraordinary story of the high society court case that scandalised the mores of the day, electrified the nation and changed the course of British history

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