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Jeremy Thorpe: the man behind the scandal

Lady Bonham-Carter, an old friend of the former Liberal Party Leader, describes the real Jeremy Thorpe behind those headlines.

In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, former leader of the Liberal Party, was cleared of conspiracy to murder. Despite this, the scandal ended his career - and cast a shadow over the Liberal party for many years after. So what of the man behind the public persona? Lady Bonham-Carter, an old friend of Jeremy Thorpe tells us more.

(Image: Jeremy Thorpe / copyright: BBC)

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