Margaret Thatcher: From MP to PM | Mrs Thatcher's journey from Finchley to Downing Street
WRITTEN ARCHIVE 1966
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PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
NAME OF SPEAKER
PRODUCERS' COMMENTS ON SPEAKERS Thatcher Mrs Margaret M.P.
Title of Broadcast: Judge For Yourself
Date of Broadcast: 27.12.66.
Name of Producer: Mr. Paul Stephenson.
Qualifications of Speaker:
M.P. for Finchley
A discussion on the punishment of offenders
Arrangement of Material:
She marshalled her arguments with great clarity and precision and it was
impressive how much 'home-work' she had done.
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Producers' Comments on Speakers (continued)
TYPE OF VOICE and MANNER
She sounded more priggish and governessy than she really is, unfortunately. She
is, in fact, a very attractive woman-y woman.
RESPONSE TO PRODUCTION
SUBJECTS (others on which this speaker is qualified to broadcast)
Signature of Producer: [Handwritten] Paul Stephenson
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Document Type | Production Notes
27 December 1966
The producer of 'Judge for Yourself' records details about Margaret Thatcher's ability as a panellist in the production notes. He comments that she is more attractive in person than she appears on air.
No copies of this programme exist, but it is clear that Margaret Thatcher was speaking for the Conservative Party in her capacity as a member of the shadow Treasury team. Labour had won the general election in 1964 and the Conservatives were in opposition.
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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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