A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960)

A dramatized account of a Victorian cause célèbre, written by John Osborne and concerning the true story of the last person in England to be tried for blasphemy. Richard Burton plays John George Holyoake, a social reformer who goes on trial for speaking in public about his atheist views. Rachel Roberts plays his wife, and the programme is introduced by Face to Face inquisitor John Freeman.

Directing:
  • Tony Richardson

Writing:
  • John Osborne

Stars:
Release Date: 1960-11-06
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 65
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