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The Passionate Peer


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A film biography of Lord Hailsham, who, for half a century, has been one of the most colourful and outspoken figures in British public life. He served in government under six successive Tory leaders - from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher. And he very nearly became Prime Minister himself.
Reporter and producer
Michael Cockerell 's film biography reveals a man of fierce passions and engaging eccentricities: Lord
Hailsham would snorkle at party conferences, cycle to Cabinet meetings and denounce his political opponents as 'stark staring bonkers'. But beneath the public man with his talent for making mischief and headlines, private tragedies lay hidden. Lord Hailsham talks frankly for the first time about his turbulent political and emotional life.
Director Patsy Newey


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Director: Patsy Newey

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