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Thatcher: The Downing Street Years

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years is a four-part BBC documentary series looking at the eleven years which Thatcher spent as Prime Minister of the UK. Using interviews with a whole range of former Cabinet Ministers and Thatcher herself, this series covers important events in Margaret Thatcher's Premiership, from 1979 to 1990: Thatcher's economic policy, the Falklands War, the Westland affair in 1986, her diplomatic relationships with then-President of the US Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, her election victories of 1983 and 1987, Poll Tax Riots, and her resignation.

Episode 1 - Woman at War
This episode covers Margaret Thatcher's early years as Prime Minister of the UK, featuring Thatcher's economic policy.

Episode 2 - The Best of Enemies
Starting with the Falklands War, this episode goes on to cover the Miners' strike, the Brighton Bomb and the Westland affair in 1986.

Episode 3 - Midnight In Moscow, Twilight In London
This episode features Margaret Thatcher's diplomatic relationships with then-President of the US Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, her third election victory in 1987, and Poll Tax Riots.

Episode 4 - Wielding the Knife
This episode covers Margaret Thatcher's last year in office, from the 10th anniversary celebrations in 1989 to her resignation a year later.


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Margaret Thatcher - wikipedia
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
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