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The Red Queen: a Film Portrait of Barbara Castle

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The first woman to hold major cabinet positions in the male-dominated world of politics, Barbara Castle, talks candidly about her life in the latest of Michael Cockerell 's intimate film portraits.
Branded by the Tories as Red Barbara, she also enraged her own party by seeking to reform the trades unions. Her passionate approach to politics was mirrored by her private life. Now a life peer and celebrating her 85th birthday this year, she tells of her first sexual encounters and of her love affairs. She also meets Tony Blair for the first time and delivers her verdict.
Producer Matthew Barrett; Editor Anne Tyerman

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Cockerell
Contributor: Barbara Castle
Producer: Matthew Barrett
Editor: Anne Tyerman

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The Red Queen: a Film Portrait of Barbara Castle

BBC Two England, 29 January 1995 20.20






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