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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Trailer
TX Date
20 Sep 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:25:44
Description
Documentary on how the face of British politics is changing due to the shifting of party loyalties, and the impact of this on traditional two-party politics. The emergence of the Liberal Party as a political force due to their alliance with the new SDP. Shift of Labour to the left and of the Conservative Party further to the right; it tracks the changes back to the 1930s’ disasters in the Labour Party, and considers how Labour has been left demoralised recently due to the Tories’ success at the last election. Speaking are: Michael Jones, Manny (Emanuel) Shinwell, Tom Nossiter, Richard Marsh, Ian Gilmour, Harold Macmillan. Presented by Richard Bestic; compiled by Richard Bestic and Judith Dawson; engineer Dave Dawson. Main programme followed by several versions of trailer.
Contributors
Richard Marsh; Harold Macmillan; Manny Shinwell; Ian Gilmour; Dave Dawson; Judith Dawson; Richard Bestic; Michael Jones; Tom Nossiter
Keywords
Elections; Politics; Government; Internal politics; Labour Party; Conservative Party; Liberal Party; Political parties; SDP; SDP-Liberal Alliance; General elections; Social Democratic Party; Political coalitions

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