Margaret Thatchers last days as Iron Lady to be turned into drama

February 1st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI  

London, February 1 (ANI): The last days of Margaret Thatcher as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are set to be filmed for a major BBC drama.

Margaret will reportedly star Lindsay Duncan.

The two-hour programme will allegedly depict a previously unseen side of the Iron Lady struggling to maintain her power grip but apparently unconscious to the plotting around her.

The drama has been dubbed as an intimate portrayal of a woman on the brink of ruin, reports the Daily Express.

The first woman to lead a major political party in the UK, who was re-elected for an unprecedented third term, had been forced to resign after members of her Conservative party deserted her during the second ballot.

Thatcher had described the withdrawal of support which helped bring her term of office to an end as treachery with a smile on its face.

John Whittingdale, the MP for Maldon and East Chelmsford, the then young political secretary of Lady Thatcher, said:It was an extremely dramatic event.

Her fall was sudden and unexpected. I still believe she would have won the second ballot but she would have been damaged.

I know she had expected to win the first ballot easily. She had been assured of that on a daily basis. There was a terrible miscalculation by her campaign team. At the time she was preoccupied with international events. (ANI)

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