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Tuesday 09 April 2013

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How great was Lady Thatcher's political influence and legacy? Ken Clarke, who served in her government in the 1980s, and Ken Livingstone, who was one of her toughest opponents during that time, discuss her political impact.

The film director Stephen Frears reflects on Lady Thatcher's relationship with the arts.

Lord Forsyth, as Michael Forsyth, was Scottish secretary under John Major, and Tom Devine, director of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies at Edinburgh University, discuss Lady Thatcher's relationship with Scotland.

Lord Saatchi, Maurice Saatchi, a former Conservative Party chairman and chairman of the think tank the Centre for Policy Studies, reflects on what Lady Thatcher was like as a person.

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In today's programme

Ken Clarke and Ken Livingstone look back at the life of Margaret Thatcher, who died yesterday aged 87. We also examine her relationships with Scotland and America, her political career, her role in feminism, and the events that led to the miners' strike in the 1980s.

  • 9 Apr 2013 09:00:08


    Our editors today were Andrew Bryson and Lewis James. Thanks for listening and reaction.
    Coming up after the news - Andrew Neil with the People's Thatcher
  • 9 Apr 2013 08:52:24


    What sort of legacy did Lady Thatcher leave? Sir Simon Jenkins, newspaper columnist and former editor of the Times, Sir Max Hastings, columnist and former editor of the Telegraph, and Elinor Goodman, former political editor of Channel 4 News, look at how Lady Thatcher left the political landscape of the UK.

  • 9 Apr 2013 08:51:54


    House sales lifted to a three-year high in March, while prices also saw a marked turnaround, surveyors reported today - the average individual chartered surveyor sold 17 houses in the last three months. Jeremy Leaf, from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, explains the figures.

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  • 9 Apr 2013 08:46:04


    One of the most spectacular aspects of Margaret Thatcher's premiership was her influence abroad. Jim spoke to Henry Kissinger, a pivotal figure in American foreign policy, even after he left his position in the White House and the state Department.

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