The Kennedys: A new TV series portrays America"s foremost political dynasty to be riddled with scandal from drug addiction to mafia bribes

The Kennedys: A new TV series portrays America"s foremost political dynasty to be riddled with scandal from drug addiction to mafia bribes

The Kennedys: A new TV series portrays America”s foremost political dynasty to be riddled with scandal from drug addiction to mafia bribes

10:31 PM on 10th June 2011

Questionable: The Kennedys, an eight-part dramatisation of the rise and fall of America

Questionable: The Kennedys, an eight-part dramatisation of the rise and fall of America”s most famous political family which arrives on BBC2 this week has been mired in controversy

Making history: US President Kennedy (centre), surrounded by his father Joseph, his mother Rose and his wife Jacqueline, in the early 1960s at the White House

Making history: US President Kennedy (centre), surrounded by his father Joseph, his mother Rose and his wife Jacqueline, in the early 1960s at the White House

Admiration: Katie Holmes said it was an honour to play Jackie

Admiration: Katie Holmes said it was an honour to play Jackie