The trial of Christine Keeler.

I have just watched the fabulous drama The trial of Christine Keeler on BBC 1 with Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler and would recommend you to watch it if you can, it gives a fascinating insight into the morals and sadly the hypocrisy of the times.

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Perhaps even more interesting was the Tom Mangold documentary Keeler, Profumo, Ward and me which was shown on BBC 2.

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The awful treatment of both Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies and especially Stephen Ward the society osteopath, his trial and abandonment by MI5 which led to his unfortunate suicide and death are most revealing.

Finally there is no other way to end a story of Christine Keeler without using the photograph that will forever be associated with her.

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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9 Responses to The trial of Christine Keeler.

  1. Keeler, Rice-Davies and Ward were hung out to dry by the Establishment. A shameful episode in British history.

  2. My, that seems a long time ago!

  3. SueW says:

    I remember the Christine Keeler scandal very well and couldn’t wait to watch it. I watched all episodes and enjoyed them.
    As a teenager, initially, I didn’t take a lot of notice of the scandal until the day my cousin and I travelled on a train to London on our way to the airport for our first holiday abroad. As one did back then we both travelled in our best smart suits, Hazel wore navy and I wore cream. I was a blonde and she was a brunette.

    A woman sat opposite constantly stared at us until she eventually asked ” Excuse me, but are you Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice Davis?

    • They were both attractive so I suppose it’s a compliment albeit a slightly backhanded one perhaps. Sad how nobody dresses up to go on holiday nowadays, I dress as if I am going to turn left when entering an aircraft, even when it’s Ryanair!

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