Once considered the most beautiful debutante of the 1930s, heiress Margaret Sweeny is in the midst of a divorce when she meets the dashing (and married) Ian Campbell, future Duke of Argyll. What begins as sexual chemistry evolves into something more serious when Margaret begins to fall in love not only with Ian but also with his crumbling ancestral seat, Inveraray. But all is not what it seems in her marriage, and Margaret finds herself hurtling towards a scandal that will not only change her life but the perception of the British establishment forever.
Sex, secrets and suspicion - the true story of a duchess publicly shamed in a high society divorce that gripped the nation. One of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th century.
A Very British Scandal - Series 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule