Leeds nostalgia: Film of Profumo Affair savaged by MPs during its 1989 release

File photo dated 22/7/1963 of Christine Keeler (right) and Mandy Rice-Davies leaving the Old Bailey after the conclusion of the fist day's hearing of the trial at the Old Bailey in which Dr. Stephen Ward, 50 year old osteopath faces vice charges. It is half a century since John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, lied in the House of Commons about having an affair with Christine Keeler.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 20, 2013. See PA story ANNIVERSARY Profumo. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 22/7/1963 of Christine Keeler (right) and Mandy Rice-Davies leaving the Old Bailey after the conclusion of the fist day's hearing of the trial at the Old Bailey in which Dr. Stephen Ward, 50 year old osteopath faces vice charges. It is half a century since John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, lied in the House of Commons about having an affair with Christine Keeler. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 20, 2013. See PA story ANNIVERSARY Profumo. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
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MPs got all hot and bothered about a film, Scandal, which told the story of the Profumo Affair, which almost brought down the Government in the 1960s and centred on ex-War Minister John Profumo.

The film was savaged by MPs, who said that since his retirement from politics, Mr Profumo had dedicated himself to charity work, earning an MBE for his troubles in 1975.

They argued the film would only heap disomfort upon both him and his wife by dragging the incident up again.

Roy Hattersly blasted: “I think that to resuscitate all this to make a profit is a scandal in itself. To rake it up after 27 years... seems to be disgrace to our society.”

Mr Profumo had an affair with Christine Keeler, pictured (right), whom it was claimed was also seeing a Russian spy.

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