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'A Very British Scandal' tells the story of the Duchess of Argyle's sensationalized sex life

The miniseries “A Very British Scandal” depicts the real-life story of the Duchess of Argyle (played by Claire Foy) whose sex life was sensationalized in a 1960s court case.

We look at who the “Dirty Duchess” was and how her story created a media frenzy, a precursor to tabloid and media coverage to come. The three-part series, which also stars Paul Bettany, is streaming on Prime Video.

NPR’s Mandalit del Barco reports.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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