1984 miners' strike: Dave Nellist at Daw Mill Colliery
16 March 2012 Last updated at 15:12 GMT
The miners' strike of 1984-85 highlighted the divide between government and unions, as some say it is now time for them to build better links nearly 30 years on.
Max Cotton looks back and spoke to former Coventry MP at the Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire whose potential closure was announced this week.
The After The Storm strand looks back at big political moments in recent political history.