- Directors: Martin Durkin
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Wag TV
- DVD Release Date: 13 April 2013
- Run Time: 69 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00D3JUIXE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,644 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary
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Martin Durkin's explosive film about Margaret Thatcher argues that she did more to liberate and enrich the working class than any socialist ever has or will. And that is why the Left (and the intelligentsia and the Tory old guard) hate her so much. This star-studded feature-length film includes interviews with the Prime Minister, Norman Tebbit, Nigel Lawson, Cecil Parkinson, Neil Kinnock, Kenneth Baker, Norman Lamont, Geoffrey Howe, John Redwood, David Davis, Bernard Ingham, Charles Powell, Janet Daley, Polly Toynbee, Kelvin MacKenzie, and others close to Mrs Thatcher. Martin Durkin's previous films include The Great Global Warming Swindle, Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story and the series Against Nature.
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Interesting interviews from some unexpected people and from many who worked with Lady Thatcher in capacities from cabinet members to her drivers and others who looked after her on a daily basis.
Whatever else she did, and many things were controversial, she seemed to always have inspired the loyalty and support of the people who worked for her in non-political jobs who seemed to have liked her and admired her.
The stories of her many kindnesses added a new dimension to the usual image of tough, unbending "heartless" politician.
It told the story of the period before she became conservative leader, and the last years of the labour government very much as I remember it.
Interviews by figures like Mary Warnock and Jonathan Miller illustrated perfectly the amount of snobbery which was directed towards Margaret Thatcher from the middle class intelligentsia.
The documentary tends to concentrate on the personal rather than the politics of her time in office and for me, that made it very watchable and enjoyable.
extras include some quite moving interviews by amongst others, Norman Tebbit.
Mrs Thatcher did indeed bring about a populist revolution in Britain, which 'stole' the working class from Labour with a mixture of patriotism and self-interest. She was a Lower Middle-Class woman who knew how to bait the hook for Upper Working-Class and Lower Middle-Class voters across the country.
Rightly disliked by social conservatives such as myself, she was not the Tory that the left-wing press like to label her as, but rather a classical liberal who put money and ambition before stability and duty. This film actually (finally!) admits this, although it treats such as reason to celebrate her rather than be horrified - which is probably why they do admit it....they think it was a good thing to usher in the age of "loadsamoney" and the rampant consumerism of the 80s.
This is a refreshing film that actually speaks far more truth about Mrs T than I think even it realises. Misled social conservatives, watch it and realise how foolish you are in idolising her. Misled Labourites, watch it and realise how foolish you are in thinking her to be conservative in any meaningful way.
Watch this film and have many of your illusions shattered, one way or another.
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