My favorite part about the story of Max Mosley, the Formula One president who was videotaped in a German-prison-themed orgy (can you say Ilsa?)involving five prostitutes, is not that the News of the World has to pay him damages for breaching his privacy, nor that the dominatrix who set up the session is married to an MI5 agent (Bond meets bondage?).
It's that Mosley's wife had no idea about his sadomasochistic interests, despite being married to him for 48 years and his frequent expenditures of up to £2500 per extramarital session. It seems that "the English vice" is not only flagellation, but also keeping a stiff upper lip about it.