Margaret Thatcher: From MP to PM | Mrs Thatcher's journey from Finchley to Downing Street
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 19 February 1975
DURATION | 58 minutes 3 seconds
Margaret Thatcher talks to Jimmy Young and responds to listeners' questions on air. A day after appointing her shadow cabinet, Thatcher says she is still 'surprised' when she is announced as the Leader of the Opposition. Among other things, Young asks Thatcher about being a woman in politics (does she still cook her husband's breakfast?) and elicits some frank opinions from her, such as 'men are very limited in their views about women'.
Jimmy Young interviewed every Prime Minister from Harold Wilson to Tony Blair. Margaret Thatcher was a guest on his show 14 times. These appearances were often during major political events: the 'Winter of Discontent', the run-up to the 1979 general election, and the Falklands War in 1982.
An early and witty performance by Margaret Thatcher on this political panel show.
The first profile of Margaret Thatcher as Minister for Education.
Why Margaret Thatcher was dubbed 'Thatcher, Thatcher Milk Snatcher'.
Nice hats - the truth behind the 'Tory lady' stereotype.
How important are cosmetics to women in public life?
An exploration of the experiences of women in domestic politics.
School children interrogate Margaret Thatcher.
Anthony King talks politics, history and poetry with Margaret Thatcher.
'Do you think the country is ready for a woman Prime Minister?'
The battle for leadership intensifies as the party prepares for a second ballot.
Margaret Thatcher's first interview after becoming Conservative Party leader.
Margaret Thatcher outlines her policies for running the country.
The launch of the Conservative manifesto for the 1979 general election.
Who will win? The eve of the general election in 1979.
Margaret Thatcher has an overall majority in Parliament.
The results come in from Margaret Thatcher's Finchley constituency.
'Where there is discord, may we bring harmony': Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister.
A letter asking Margaret Thatcher to take part in a radio programme.
A memo to the producer of 'Any Questions?' about Margaret Thatcher.
Production notes from an interview with Margaret Thatcher on 'Woman's Hour'.
Production notes from a discussion about punishment of offenders with Margaret Thatcher.
A memo on the suitability of Margaret Thatcher for television appearances.
Nicholas Harman outlines plans for a profile of Margaret Thatcher on 'Panorama'.
The Controller of Educational Broadcasting gives a rundown of Margaret Thatcher's interests in the BBC.
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