Stonehouse, the highly anticipated, new BritBox original production, starring Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen (Succession, Quiz) and BAFTA nominee Keeley Hawes (It’s A Sin), premieres on January 17, 2023.
A three-part drama, based on the extraordinary rise and fall of MP John Stonehouse (Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen). As a high-flying member of HAROLD WILSON’s Labour government and a seemingly devoted family man, Stonehouse’s perfect life spirals out of control in the early 1970s amid rumors of fraud and espionage.
It turns out that while Stonehouse has been climbing the political ladder, he’s also been forging secret relationships – with his secretary Sheila Buckley (Emer Heatley) and shadowy figures in Prague – that will threaten him personally and professionally.
As the drama unfolds, suspicion from his wife Barbara Stonehouse (BAFTA nominee Keeley Hawes) and the media grows. Stonehouse embarks on an outlandish escape plan that will lead him to Miami, Melbourne and eventually – hand-in-hand with Sheila – the dock of London’s highest criminal court.
All this, while Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s (Kevin R. McNally) slender lead hangs in the balance.
It’s a story, inspired by sensational true events, that explores the price of ambition, the pressures of politics and how attitudes towards mental health have changed in the last 50 years.
DIRECTED BY Jon S. Baird
WRITTEN BY John Preston
MUSIC COMPOSED BY Rolfe Kent
STONEHOUSE Executive Producers are Jon S. Baird, Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts, Matthew Macfadyen, John Preston and Ellie Wood, Polly Hill for ITV and Diederick Santer for BritBox International.
BritBox International, the world leader in British streaming, from BBC Studios and ITV, offering the best collection of unmissable British entertainment, will be the exclusive home to the series in Canada, and other international markets.