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Legal implications of Jeremy Thorpe trial

Title
Legal implications of Jeremy Thorpe trial
Genre
Interview
TX Date
23 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:17
Description
Interview with Michael Zander, Professor of Law at LSE on the legal implications of the verdict in the trial at the Old Bailey in London, of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe and co-defendants, David Holmes, 49; South Wales businessman John Le Mesurier, 46, and nightclub owner George Deakin, 39. They were acquitted of conspiring to save Thorpe’s political career by murdering male model, Nicholas Scott, after he claimed Thorpe to be his homosexual lover. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Michael Zander
Keywords
Administration of justice; Journalism; Liberal Party; Jeremy Thorpe; Homicide; Ethics; Trials; Politicians; Peter Bessell; Political leaders; Business people; David Holmes; George Deakin; Verdicts; Political scandals; Nicholas Scott; John Le Mesurier

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