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Decision 79 (1979)

TV Special | 900 min | News

BBC's coverage of the 1979 General Election in the UK that swept Margaret Thatcher's Conservative party into power.
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Updated May 3, 1979

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May 3, 1979 (United Kingdom)

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David Dimbleby
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Robert McKenzie
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Tony Benn
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Frank Bough
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Tim Brinton
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Janet Brown
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Adrian Cadbury
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Michael Cockerell
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Ivor Crewe
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Geoffrey Finsberg
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