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Jeremy Thorpe trial verdict

Title
Jeremy Thorpe trial verdict
Genre
Interview
TX Date
22 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:02:49
Description
John Greenwood interviews Peter Bessell, key prosecution witness and former Liberal MP, about 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 Thorpeā€™s political career by murdering male model, Nicholas Scott, after he claimed Thorpe to be his homosexual lover. Telephone interview.
Contributors
John Greenwood; Peter Bessell
Keywords
Liberal Party; Jeremy Thorpe; Homicide; Trials; Politicians; Political leaders; Business people; David Holmes; George Deakin; Verdicts; Political scandals; Nicholas Scott; John Le Mesurier

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