Thatcher: The Downing Street Years [VHS] 
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A four hour double video of the T.V.series. The former P.M. talks frankly about her reign at the top of the Conservative Party. The documentary reveals something of her bitterness about those she trusted and surrounded herself with toppling her from power. Her cabinet's betrayal was described as 'treachery with a smile on its face'.
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It has been about 9 years since I watched this, and I dearly want to see it again. By using well structured interviews, the producers build the story from the early beginnings of Prime Minister Thatcher's term in office, through to the intrigues and political miscalculations that ultimately led to her downfall.
I remember feeling the impending doom of the last episode, not wanting the story to end, but knowing the inevitable sequence of historical events.
Not only was the narrative and drama absolutely compelling, despite the limitations of a series of talking heads, the visuals were as rich as story.
With Ronald Reagan now gone, only Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher remain as the triumvirate who defined the 1980s. It is saddening to reflect on Margaret Thatcher's ailing health.
Please Please Please release this exceptional documentary on DVD, and if you ever have an opportunity to see it, I can guarantee, if my memory of 9 years ago holds true, that it will not disappoint.
This brilliant four part BBC documentary is, in my eyes, the best programme available if you wish to find out the truth about Thatcher and her rule as Britain's first female Prime Minister from 1979-1990. Each episode has a theme, and charts the story from the beginning of Thatcher's first term, right up to to her the departure from no.10, which saw the so-called 'Iron Lady' even shed a tear (I wonder if she ever felt the same for the millions of other people who lost their jobs under her watch?).
This programme has something that is sadly lacking in more recent documentaries (even those before Thatcher's death), and that is an interview with the woman herself. Thatcher speaks candidly, and towards the end whilst recalling her final days in office (in a truly gripping piece of television), she is clearly still very angry, and looks almost unhinged when talking about her cabinet who, one and one, told her that she was not going to be given a fourth term in office.
With contributions from many key players like her personal assistant Cynthia Crawford, Foreign Secretary Jeffery Howe, Chancellor of the Exchequer Cecil Parkinson and one time Chairman of the Conservative Party Norman Tebbit, their unique memories and contributions form a very complete overview of the Downing Street Years.Read more ›
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It was my fault, I thought it was a DVD and in fact it was a VHS. MY FAULTPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Product arrived well within the delivery date and as usual was well wrapped up for transit. The quality of both videos could have been better but enjoyable neverthelessPublished on 25 Jun. 2014 by George Smith
Having watched the tv series which I though was excellent.I wanted to purchase dvds of the series.However it seems it is only available on vhs format. Read morePublished on 14 Mar. 2014 by paul osborne
This is a riveting documentary that has stood the test of time and richly deserves to be released on DVD.Published on 14 Sept. 2013 by Astronomer001