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The Wilderness Years


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Comrades at War
Second in a four-part series in which high-level figures in the Labour Party look back overthe past 16 years.
In the early eighties, with Michael Foot as leader and the party still suffering after Denis Healey 's battle with Tony Benn forthe position of deputy - which Healey won, at his own admission, "by half an eyebrow" - Labour sank to its lowest popularity rating since the Second World War.
Bitter internecine strife was followed by crushing defeat by the Conservatives in 1983, who were returned to power under Margaret Thatcherwith a massive majority. Candid interviews recall this nadirforthe party.
Producer Leonie Jameson ; Series producer
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Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Denis Healey
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Producer: Leonie Jameson

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