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Fictional but familiar sex scandal roils Hulu's moody new drama, 'National Treasure'

Fictional but familiar sex scandal roils Hulu's moody new drama, 'National Treasure'

In the British import “National Treasure,” premiering Wednesday on Hulu, Robbie Coltrane plays Paul Finchley, formerly half of a highly successful comedy team with Karl Jenkins (Tim McInnerny). Jenkins  has become more successful since their split — the four-part series begins with Finchley  presenting him with a lifetime achievement award — while Finchley  hosts a daytime quiz show.

One day there is a knock on Finchley’s  door.  It’s the police, come to arrest him on suspicion of rape, a supposed incident from more than 20 years before.

American viewers may think of Bill Cosby.   Audiences in Britain will recognize...

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