Episode 25- The Jeremy Thorpe Affair



In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the President of the Liberal Party and Member of Parliament, went on trial charged with the attempted murder of Norman Scott. Scott had claimed for years that he’d had an affair with Thorpe in the 1960’s during a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK. It was believed that Thorpe had arranged a hit on Scott in an attempt to silence him before he ruined Thorpe’s political career. Were the allegations true, or was it all a story made up by Scott to ruin the career of a well respected politician? 

 

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