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News reports on the Jeremy Thorpe case

Title
News reports on the Jeremy Thorpe case
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:42:05
Description
Series of news reports on the police inquiry, inquest and trial of Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, David Holmes, George Deakin and businessman John Le Mesurier for the attempted murder of Norman Scott. They look at the evidence that has built up, the alleged homosexual affair between Thorpe and Scott, the shooting of the dog loaned to Scott for protection, who was involved, reports on the magistrate’s views and possible cover-ups. The final report addresses the situation of Minehead (where hearings were held), its residents, publicans and journalists. Reporters not identified.
Contributors
John le Mesurier; Mary Davis(?); Geoff(?) Dale; Jack Hurley
Keywords
Politics; Newspapers; Crime; Conspiracy; Liberal Party; Somerset; Jeremy Thorpe; Homicide; Homosexuality; Trials; Tourism; David Miller; Andrew Newton; Norman Scott; Relationships; Political leaders; David Holmes; George Deakin; David Napley; Minehead; West Somerset Free Press; Political scandals; John Le Mesurier; Peter Taylor; Gareth Williams

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