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Martha Kearney presents a look at the political events of 1977, as told through the Cabinet minutes, Foreign Office documents and other Government papers that are released under the thirty year rule at the end of the year.

Stories will include the Lib Lab pact, the question of when to go for a general election, the rise of Margaret Thatcher, back bench rebellions, nuclear power to Iran and the Silver Jubilee.

UK CONFIDENTIAL includes extracts from papers read by actors, discussion with studio guests, and reports compiled by correspondents. With contributions from Michael Foot, Lord Steel, Baroness Williams and Lord Donoghue, an economic overview of the year by Newsnight's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders and the Today programme's Jon Manel presents a special report. Studio guests include Lord Owen and Anthony Howard.

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4, in association with Takeaway Media.

Producer: Emily Williams.

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40 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Dec 2007 17:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMartha Kearney
Interviewed GuestMichael Foot
Interviewed GuestStephanie Flanders
Interviewed GuestAnthony Howard
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