Thatcher & Reagan
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher helped to create the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the USA. Despite differing personalities, they forged a very close bond. But what lay behind their mutual attraction?
In this fascinating Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan documentary, biographer Charles Moore uses eyewitnesses and secret papers to get under the skin of the Thatcher and Reagan dynamic.
How did the relationship between the UK’s ‘Iron Lady’ and America’s avuncular, charismatic President develop? In this captivating Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher documentary, official biographer Charles Moore investigates a friendship which altered the course of world history. Was it ideology, personality or something else that cemented their burgeoning alliance? Did the close ties between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan accelerate the end of the Cold War and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union? This fascinating BBC history documentary looks at the triumphs, and conflicts, between the two world leaders. How did this very special relationship shape the world as we see it today?
Kissinger: Statesman or War Criminal?
BBC Select gets political as this incisive documentary offers a sobering portrait of Henry Kissinger, quite possibly the most powerful US diplomat during the latter half of the 20th Century.
Revealing the true character of this complex man, this eye-opening political documentary presents Kissinger’s responses to criticisms of his controversial foreign policy decisions.
Should Kissinger be celebrated or castigated?
The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn
In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the wife of Henry VIII, became the first queen in Britain’s history to be executed. The brutal speed of her downfall and the astonishing nature of the charges against her – treason, adultery, even incest – make her story shocking even to this day. The truth behind her brutal death, and who was responsible, has been the subject of fiery debate across six centuries.
Churchill's First World War
This gripping drama-documentary reveals British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s extraordinary experiences during World War I.
Intimate letters to his wife Clementine tell the story largely in Churchill’s own words.
Dark political intrigue, a passionate love story and remarkable military adventures combine to show how the Churchill of 1940 was forged by his experience in the First World War.
Trump: The Comeback?
Donald Trump’s future is still uncertain. While he hints at attempting one of the biggest political comebacks of all time, the chances of it actually happening is far from guaranteed. In this new BBC documentary, journalist Katty Kay travels across America interviewing Trump’s supporters and adversaries to understand more about his aspirations and to discover whether American democracy can weather the storm if Trump does run again.