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Episode 5

Stephen Ward is on trial at the Old Bailey. He trusts his friends in high places to help him, but will Christine's lie about Lucky Gordon be revealed in court?

London, Summer 1963. Stephen Ward is on trial at the Old Bailey in the trial of the decade. Christine and Mandy’s statements against Stephen lead them to appear for the prosecution, which exposes them to the full force of screaming and morally outraged crowds outside the court.

As the trial begins, journalists descend from around the world. Stephen trusts his friends in high places will come forward in support of his character, but while he faces the full force of the law and Mandy thrives on the publicity, Christine is terrified that her lie about Lucky Gordon will be revealed at his appeal. Has she made a pact with the devil and forsaken Stephen?

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Christine Keeler Sophie Cookson
Stephen Ward James Norton
Mandy Rice-Davies Ellie Bamber
Valerie Profumo Emilia Fox
John Profumo Ben Miles
James Burge Peter Davison
Lucky Gordon Anthony Welsh
Writer Amanda Coe
Director Leanne Welham
Producer Rebecca Ferguson
Production Company Ecosse Films
Production Company Great Meadow Productions


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