A man at the centre of the 1960s Profumo affair is to be immortalised in a new West End show by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Stephen Ward was the alleged high-society "fixer" who, it's said, introduced call-girl Christine Keeler to War Minister John Profumo, who resigned over the scandal 50 years ago.
Watch our archive video below from March 1963, in which Stephen Ward backs John Profumo's denials about his affair with Christine Keeler.
It was later revealed that Profumo was lying, and that he had been seeing Keeler, who was also sleeping with a Russian naval attache.
Stephen Ward was arrested in June 1963 and charged with living off immoral earnings, as well as with a separate charge of procuring prostitutes. He took a fatal overdose the night before his trial finished.
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