Fans have finally got a look at the highly anticipated major TV series filmed in Oxford and starring Oxfordshire actor Rupert Friend.

Anatomy Of A Scandal, which was released on Netflix on Friday, was adapted by Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley from Sarah Vaughan’s best-selling novel.

The book, which was published in the UK in 2018, follows a Westminster politician whose marriage begins to unravel after he is accused of sexual misconduct, while his wife fights to prove his innocence.

Mr Friend plays junior minister James Whitehouse,  a one-time member of a fictionalised elite Oxford dining fraternity called the Libertines.

He is married to Sophie, played by Sienna Miller, whose wardrobe has attracted much Press attention.

It also stars Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery.

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Between March 25 and 28 last year New College Lane, Brasenose Lane, and Pembroke Square were closed for filming of the series.

Pictures from Radcliffe Square showed production crews on site.

Mr Friend, 39, who played CIA operative Peter Quinn in Homeland, pledged support for a campaign to save Stonesfield's last pub after he heard about it through his mother, Caroline, who still lives in the village where he grew up.

Mr Friend, who was the long-term partner of Keira Knightley, is one of over 260 people to buy shares in The White Horse.

Unfortunately his new show has had some bad reviews with critics slamming its 'ridiculously far-fetched plot'.

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The first episode also ended with Mr Friend's character reenacting a gut-punch after being approached by police.

The clip was shared by a fan on Twitter over Easter weekend and eventually went viral, with one fan tweeting they nearly 'spit out their food' while watching it and another calling it 'dreadful and hilarious'.