The series, which tells the extraordinary true story of Jeremy Thorpe MP, the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder, and his ex-lover Norman Scott, has been a major hit with both critics and viewers
People took to Twitter on Sunday to praise showrunner Russell T Davies and stars Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw for their work.
“The word auteur gets massively overused in film and never used in TV,” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright and screenwriter Jack Thorne said. “But Russell T Davies is a true and total auteur. No-one writes like he does, that peculiar mix of humour, naughtiness, pain and poignancy. He is just brilliant, and A Very English Scandal was a masterpiece.”
The word auteur gets massively overused in film and never used in tv. But Russell T Davies is a true and total auteur. No-one writes like he does, that peculiar mix of humour, naughtiness, pain and poignancy. He is just brilliant, and #AVeryEnglishScandal was a masterpiece.
Check out all the best reactions to the show’s finale below.
Well I bloody loved every single second of #AVeryEnglishScandal A complete joy from the off. Can we just agree that Rusell T Davies should have a show every year? Who do I need to talk to about making this happen?
Hugh Grant has an amazing couple of decades ahead of him as the great character actor his looks always hid from audiences. #averyenglishscandal
— A Ghost Cooray For Smithmas by MR James (@thejimsmith) June 3, 2018
And this is why I’m happy to pay my TV license. Thank you BBC & Russell T Davies for the superb ‘A very English scandal’. The best drama on TV for ages and surely award winning performances from Ben Whishaw & Hugh Grant. #AVeryEnglishScandal
If anyone watched Britain's Got Talent and not "A Very English Scandal", seriously have a word with yourself. Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Russell T Davies, Stephen Frears. ….Britain DOES have talent. 👏👏👏👏#AVeryEnglishScandalpic.twitter.com/w93SZ2groi
Superb ending to #AVeryEnglishScandal. Love the fact that Norman Scott, who so nearly died 40 years ago, has outlived all the privileged, Establishment characters in this extraordinary story and was given a few seconds on screen at the end of the series.