A report on the life of Ronald Reagan, the ex-film star who became US president in 1981 and served until 1989. The clip includes footage of a failed assassination attempt, a meeting with Margaret Thatcher, the arms to Iran scandal and the signing of the INF treaty on nuclear weapons with the USSR in 1987.

Learners could consider the roles that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev played in ending the Cold War. Students could look at particular examples of changes in foreign policy that helped the diplomatic process move forwards between the USA and Russia.