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All you need to know about Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Are you watching the BBC documentary?

Francesca Shillcock

If you're after a historical documentary to watch, then this show could be the answer. Thatcher: A Very British Revolution was first shown on the BBC last year, but the channel has decided to re-air the programme this month.

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The BBC is reairing their documentary on Margaret Thatcher

The five part series documents the life and career of the former politician during her 11-year tenure as Prime Minister. Want to know more about the documentary and the late Thatcher ahead of episode three? Here's all the information you need…

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What is Thatcher: A Very British Revolution about?

The BBC's five-part series document the life and political career of Margaret Thatcher who was British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. The former Conservative leader was known for many things, including her 'Thatcherism' policies throughout her time in office. The series looks at her rise from her early political career serving in the cabinet under Edward Heath, to her historical downfall in the form of her resignation in 1990 and everything in between.

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Margaret was in office from 1979 to 1990

Who appears in Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Archive footage and never before seen pictures and clips from the former Prime Minster's life and career is used to populate the documentary. It pays close attention to her often controversially considered time in office, relations to overseas allies including her close professional relationship with former US president Ronald Reagan, and her life as wife and mother to paint the picture of the late Baroness. Many former colleagues and historians contribute to the series also.

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The five-part series is also on BBC iPlayer

In Tuesday's episode, Enemies, there is a particular spotlight on her stances, that were considered, at times, problematic, on many issues including the Falklands War, the miner's strikes and the IRA bombings.

How to watch Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

The programme was aired on the BBC in 2019, so all five episodes are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer now! However, the documentary is also aired weekly on Tuesday on BBC2 at 6.30pm.

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