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The Trial of Christine Keeler

Leanne has directed episodes 5 and 6 of this six-part mini-series.

Written by BAFTA award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe (Apple Tree Yard, Room at the Top, Life in Squares), The Trial of Christine Keeler takes a fresh look at one of the most infamous British stories: the chain of events in the 1960s that came to be known as the Profumo Affair.

At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler (Cookson) - a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.

The Trial of Christine Keeler takes us behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.


BBC1 / Ecosse Films


Cast: Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Ellie Bamber, Emilia Fox, Ben Miles

Directed by: Andrea Harkin & Leanne Welham

Written by: Amanda Coe

Produced by: Rebeca Ferguson

Executive Producers: Amanda Coe, Rebecca Ferguson, Kate Triggs

Cinematographer: Joel Devlin


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