Accompanying the release of the major film The Iron Lady
with the award-winning performance by Meryl Streep as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady of the Western World. Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady
is the first major documentary to look back on the development and impact of this remarkable woman, whom commentators of both the political left and right agree changed the face of 20th Century politics forever.
From her humble beginnings as a Grocer's daughter from Grantham, Margaret Thatcher fought her way through the murky world of politics, the sexist prejudices of the Conservative Party elite and the skepticism of the British electorate to become the greatest British Prime Minister since Winston Churchill.
Although Margaret Thatcher broke down the barriers and became a pathfinder for a new generation of women in politics, she was not averse to using her good looks and sexuality to help convince other leaders that hers was the right course of action. It was not for nothing that French Premier Francois Mitterrand said that she had 'the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe'.
Featuring many excerpts from her powerful speeches and insightful contributions from her political supporters and detractors, a portrait emerges of a woman whose strength of conviction eventually becomes her weakness.
This program includes intimate footage of the Thatcher's at home in Number 10, and unseen footage from her emotional and first major interview after her resignation as Prime Minister with Michael Brunson in 1992.