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Norman Scott: Sex, Scandal and Politics

Norman Scott discusses the major political scandal of the 1970s which shaped his life

In 1975, an assassin tried to murder Norman Scott to cover up his longstanding affair with politician Jeremy Thorpe. The trial was one of the 20th century’s biggest political scandals and inspired the BBC drama, ‘A Very English Scandal’. In conversation with Evan Davis, presenter of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ and Radio 4’s ‘PM’, Scott reflects on the events that changed his life and shook the establishment of 1970s Britain to the core.