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Matthew Sweet and Anne Karpf discuss two new Abi Morgan films: The Iron Lady and the erotic drama Shame. And former Kremlin PR consultant Angus Roxburgh talks about Vladimir Putin.

Abi Morgan's film The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep playing the title role has caused a lot of comment from those who knew Margaret Thatcher, many of whom haven't seen the film. What does our reviewer make of the film and the controversy? Also, we'll be speaking to the journalist Nicholas Wapshott about Keynes Hayek, The Clash That Defined Modern Economics - about the economic theories that inspired the Iron Lady. And Angus Roxburgh talks about Vladimir Putin and the struggle for power in Russia, based on his time as PR advisor to the Kremlin. Strongman, Iron Lady, and lots of intellectual muscle besides on Night Waves.

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