Remember the Profumo Affair?

The figure of Justice on the roof of Bath’s Guildhall is a bit of a clue to a former use of at least part of the 18th century building – which originally housed a courtroom with ancillary offices.


Just for a while parts of that former judicial set-up are reverting to their original role to film scenes for a television mini-series which will re-create one of the most scandalous chain of events in recent history – the Profumo Affair.

The real Christine Keeler leaving the Old Bailey.

The Trial of Christine Keeler centres on the young woman who found herself at the heart of a political sex scandal that rocked the British government in the 1960s.

A tea break for some of the court room cast.

Filming has started in Bath and Bristol and this will result in a six-part mini tv series for  BBC One which does not have a release date as yet.

May be grey and miserable outside but this monster rig is pushing summer sunlight in through the windows.

Some big names in the cast list. This is part of  a press release the BBC put out last December.

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B&NES are at pains to let the public know that the Guildhall is still functioning with its normal services.

A huge lighting rig is in place in the Guildhall car park.