In 'Tales from the Cutting Room' the acclaimed television documentary maker Michael Cockerell tells the inside story of his TV encounters with the colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades.
Edward Heath in Downing Street in 1971
Callaghan is the only politician to have held all four great offices of State - namely Chancellor, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister.
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Jim Callaghan campaigning in 1979
Michael Cockerell had a 'love-hate' relationship with Britain's first woman Prime Minister. He first interviewed Margaret Thatcher when she challenged Ted Heath for the Tory leadership in 1975.
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Edward Heath was Conservative Prime Minister from 1970 to February 1974. Michael Cockerell describes how Heath was one of the trickiest politicians he had to deal with.
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