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Margaret

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.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 May 2013 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Margaret ThatcherLindsay Duncan
John WakemanRoger Allam
John SergeantRoger Ashton-Griffiths
Caroline StephensCharlotte Asprey
Sue MastriforteElizabeth Bennett
Nigel LawsonMartin Chamberlain
Alan ClarkMichael Cochrane
Michael HeseltineOliver Cotton
Gordon ReeceAlan Cox
Airey NeaveDermot Crowley
Cranley OnslowNicholas Day
Norman LamontJulian Firth
Charles PowellJames Fox
Willie WhitelawRobert Hardy
Tristan Garel JonesGuy Henry
Cynthia CrawfordJenny Howe
John GummerIan Hughes
Bernard InghamPhilip Jackson
Kenneth BakerPaul Jesson
Tim RentonNicholas Jones
Margaret KingDiana Kent
Douglas HurdNicholas Le Prevost
Mark ThatcherOliver Le Sueur
Edward HeathNigel Le Vaillant
Queen Elizabeth IIRosemary Leach
John WhittingdaleChristian McKay
OfficialFrank Maguire
John MajorMichael Maloney
Norman TebbitRoy Marsden
Denis ThatcherIan McDiarmid
William WaldegraveTim McMullan
Kenneth ClarkeKevin McNally
Speaker of the CommonsGeorge Pensotti
John MacGregorMark Perry
Carol ThatcherOlivia Poulet
Malcolm RifkindNicholas Rowe
Geoffrey HoweJohn Sessions
Peter MorrisonRupert Vansittart
ProducerSanne Wohlenberg
DirectorJames Kent
WriterRichard Cottan

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