This drama was about Thatcher's early political years. Her failure to get selected to be a candidate in East Kent, her success in capturing Britain's most eligible divorcee Denis, her success in producing two beautiful twins and her eventual success in winning over the Tories in Finchley (with a little help from the lovelorn (yes, lovelorn) Ted Heath....
Yes, it was more a comedy really. Including really hackneyed jokes foretelling things that were to happen later in the evil family's life which I won't bore you with here.
What was disconcerting, however, was that she was played by the outstandingly beautiful Andrea Riseborough...
Jesus, I fancy Thatcher!
"I wonder if anybody's ever pleasured themselves to a picture of the real Thatcher?" said Betty.
"And anticipating the moment of release shouted 'MAGGIE! MAGGIE! MAGGIE!...'"
"OUT! OUT! OUT!"
N.B. The retiring Member for Finchley was played by the increasingly jowly Geoffrey Palmer (who I once saw in Tesco's)
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