The phenomenally bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy is a series of erotic novels composed of Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), Fifty Shades Darker (2012) and Fifty Shades Freed (2012). The series began as Twilight saga fan fiction.
A fourth novel, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian [Grey] (Vintage Books) was published in 2015.
Highly respected during his lifetime for his charity work, claims were widely publicised in 2012 that Savile had committed numerous acts of child sex abuse (although allegations of child abuse against him date back to 1963), the scale of which was described as being “unprecedented” (BBC), and the number of potential victims as “staggering” (The Daily Telegraph). By the end of a formal criminal investigation the Metropolitan Police stated that the total number of Savile’s alleged victims was 450.
*British chivalric order: Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (apparently Savile cannot be posthumously stripped of his knighthood)
**Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great (an Order of Knighthood of the Holy See)
BBC’s House of Cards was the first of a trilogy which continued with To Play the King (1993) and The Final Cut (1995). The drama introduced and popularised the phrase, “You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.” The phrase doesn’t work quite as well in an American accent and was used only once by Francis Underwood in the US adaptation, in the final episode of season one.