Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th Century and has left a lasting legacy. This collection tracks her rise from backbench MP in 1959 to prime minister in 1979.

The programmes, news items and documents illustrate her image transformation from suburban housewife to strong leader on the global stage. The collection focuses on the significance of Thatcher becoming one of the most powerful women in the world during the 1970s.

Any Questions
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Panorama - Mrs Thatcher
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Panorama - Free School Milk
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Analysis
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Women in Politics
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Val Meets the VIPs - Rt Hon Mrs Margaret Thatcher
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Talking Politics
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News - Tory Leadership Vote
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Panorama - Tory Leadership Contest
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The Jimmy Young Show
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Panorama - The Alternative Prime Minister
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News - Thatcher Begins Conservative Party Campaign
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General Election '79 - Thatcher Wins Seat
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News - General Election 1979
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General Election '79 - Official Announcement of Win
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News - Thatcher Arrives at Downing Street
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The World This Weekend - Women in the Conservative Party
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Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - Making Margaret
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Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - Power
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Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - Enemies
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Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - That Bloody Woman
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Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - Downfall
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