'The Trial of Christine Keeler', takes a fresh look at one of the most iconic and infamous scandals in British history: the chain of events in the 1960's that became known' as 'The Profumo Affair' and forced the resignation of Prime Minister Macmillan. A scandal of sex, spies and lies, it dominated British media in 1963, rocked its government, and Ied to the trial and imprisonment of 19-year-old Christjne Keeler (Sophie Cookson). It also led to the resignation of the British War Minister John Profumo (Ben Miles) and the tragic trial and death of London socialite, Dr. Stephen Ward (James Norton). Starring Sophie Cookson (Kingsman), James Nlorton (Grantchester) and Ellie Bamber (Les Miserables), this dramatisation, based on real events, is set at the height of the Cold War in a fascinating era of shifting class, gender and racial politics. Taking us behind the headlines of this ground-breaking British scandal, the story is told through the lives of its key characters with flashbacks to the infamous affair.