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Baroness Castle of Blackburn

In 1975, Lady Thatcher became the first woman to lead a major British party. Her triumph greatly impressed Barbara Castle, a senior Labour Minister at the time. (Extract from Fighting All the Way).

This programme is the first in a series of brief extracts from diverse writings that follow Margaret Thatcher's rise and fall as a political leader. The authors include Barbara Castle, Alan Clark, John Major, Julian Barnes and others.

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Tue 9 Apr 2013 12:55

Baroness Thatcher: 1925 - 2013

Margaret Thatcher

A selection of programmes on Baroness Thatcher's life and political legacy.