Stephen Frears queries reopening of Jeremy Thorpe investigation

Drama director tells Hay festival ‘you have to accept limitations of British justice’

Stephen Frears, the director of the BBC’s acclaimed Jeremy Thorpe drama, has questioned the point of reopening an investigation into what is still one of the most bizarre and farcical scandals of recent decades.

The well-received series, which stars Hugh Grant as the Liberal leader, finishes its three-episode run on Sunday night.

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