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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Drama charting Margaret Thatcher's astonishing fall from power, one of the most extraordinary stories of political assassination the world has seen. It took only eleven days for Thatcher to go from being the most powerful woman in the world to the tearful figure in the back of the car. A major tragedy in the true Shakespearean sense, in Margaret we watch a woman lose the one thing she really cares about - power - changing from leader to victim before our eyes.

12th November 1990: As Thatcher prepares for her speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet at the Guildhall, Geoffrey Howe, her quietly-spoken former foreign secretary and chancellor, pens the resignation speech that will stun the country and seal her fate. The next day Howe makes his lethal speech in the Houses of Parliament and the final ten days of Margaret Thatcher's reign begin.

Last on

Sun 5 May 2013 21:00 BBC Four

Credits

Margaret Thatcher
Lindsay Duncan
John Wakeman
Roger Allam
John Sergeant
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Caroline Stephens
Charlotte Asprey
Sue Mastriforte
Elizabeth Bennett
Nigel Lawson
Martin Chamberlain
Alan Clark
Michael Cochrane
Michael Heseltine
Oliver Cotton
Gordon Reece
Alan Cox
Airey Neave
Dermot Crowley
Cranley Onslow
Nicholas Day
Norman Lamont
Julian Firth
Charles Powell
James Fox
Willie Whitelaw
Robert Hardy
Tristan Garel Jones
Guy Henry
Cynthia Crawford
Jenny Howe
John Gummer
Ian Hughes
Bernard Ingham
Philip Jackson
Kenneth Baker
Paul Jesson
Tim Renton
Nicholas Jones
Margaret King
Diana Kent
Douglas Hurd
Nicholas Le Prevost
Mark Thatcher
Oliver Le Sueur
Edward Heath
Nigel Le Vaillant
Queen Elizabeth II
Rosemary Leach
John Whittingdale
Christian McKay
Official
Frank Maguire
John Major
Michael Maloney
Norman Tebbit
Roy Marsden
Denis Thatcher
Ian McDiarmid
William Waldegrave
Tim McMullan
Kenneth Clarke
Kevin McNally
Speaker of the Commons
George Pensotti
John MacGregor
Mark Perry
Carol Thatcher
Olivia Poulet
Malcolm Rifkind
Nicholas Rowe
Geoffrey Howe
John Sessions
Peter Morrison
Rupert Vansittart
Producer
Sanne Wohlenberg
Director
James Kent
Writer
Richard Cottan

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