Join SKY TV for coverage this weekend as the world remembers the legendary, controversial life of Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher was one of the defining personalities of the 20th century. In diplomacy, economics, society and as a woman, she had enormous impact at home and abroad.
Tune in this weekend for a selection of programmes across the SKY platform that look back on the life of Britain’s first female Prime Minister.
Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister
UKTV – Friday 12 April at 9.00pm
BBC Knowledge – Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm
Margaret Thatcher died on 8th April 2013. With exclusive access and unrivalled archive footage, this film looks back at the extraordinary life and times of a remarkable woman. Over 11 years in power, from 1979 to 1990, Mrs Thatcher stamped her influence on Britain and the rest of the world. In this programme, former colleagues and family members speak frankly and often with great warmth and humour about a unique personality. Part biography, part the story of a crucial period in recent history, it presents an enthralling and entertaining narrative of a politician whose like had never been seen before, and never will be again.
CNN – Saturday 13 April at 9.30pm
She was Britain’s first female prime minister and served three consecutive terms. Margaret Thatcher was known as the ‘Iron Lady’ for her unbending politics and leadership style. Her brand of conservative economics garnered her immense popularity in some corners and passionate contempt in others. CNN’s Becky Anderson highlights the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher; one of the most impactful political figures of the 20th century.
BBC World News – Saturday 13 April at 10.30pm
BBC World News will also be broadcasting a special edition of current affairs programme Newsnight. Through extraordinary insights from those who worked with and against Baroness Thatcher, the programme examines the impact of her policies both in the UK and abroad and includes an interview with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who discusses her international role.
BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 1.30pm
This programme which brings together foreign correspondents based in London to give an outsider’s view of events in the UK, will host a special discussion considering reaction to Baroness Thatcher’s passing. This edition will be presented by BBC News’ Maxine Mawhinney, and features journalists from Le Monde, Sunday Telegraph and Bloomberg.
The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher
BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 7.30pm
BBC presenter Martha Kearney, who became a political correspondent when Margaret Thatcher was at the height of her political power, charts the unlikely rise of the grocer’s daughter who became Britain’s most famous Prime Minister. In this documentary Martha reflects on Thatcher’s bitter downfall at the hands of her colleagues in government, a betrayal she never recovered from.
Margaret Thatcher: Britain’s Iron Lady
BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 9:10pm
Renowned broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr presents this documentary which sees family, friends and former colleagues – as well as political opponents – recall Baroness Thatcher’s life, her extraordinary personality and her tumultuous years in power. In her eleven years in office she defeated Argentina in the Falklands War and at home she battled the unions into submission. Under her steely guidance the Conservative government brought in privatisation and deregulated the City. Love her or loathe her, this special programme explores how Mrs Thatcher changed Britain forever.