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Jeremy Thorpe trial verdict

Title
Jeremy Thorpe trial verdict
Genre
Interview
TX Date
21 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:01:47
Description
John Greenwood interviews Liberal MP Cyril Smith 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 comspiring 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; Cyril Smith
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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