Beneath The Crown: The True Story of Margaret Thatcher’s Rise to Power

How did the daughter of a greengrocer become Britain’s first ever female Prime Minister? Join Anita Rani to examine Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power and how her beliefs changed the United Kingdom forever.

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Beneath The Crown: The True Story of Margaret Thatcher’s Rise to Power

In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.

100+ comentarios:

Mike Thieman Jr
Mike Thieman Jr:
It’s a trip to see Thatcher talking with her daughter Carol... who was played by Olivia Colman in “The Iron Lady”
2:53 What happened between 1951 and 1979? That entire "Rise to Power" part was missing..
I am more interested now in “Beneath the crown” than “The Crown” itself.
Ratatoskr the Squirrel of Doom
Ratatoskr the Squirrel of Doom:
Judging by the comments section, it's either I'm ridiculously early or people just don't have strong emotions about Thatcher... I'm early, aren't I?
Horatio Huskisson
Horatio Huskisson:
The Prime Minister is Head of Government. The Queen is Head of State.
Eric Plunder
Eric Plunder:
The impression that Thatcher lacked compassion exists is because Thatcher lacked compassion.
Lucy Billington
Lucy Billington:
Please someone else comment that “Thatcher wasn’t head of state”. Jeez, we got the memo!
Ki-Sean Excell
Ki-Sean Excell:
Already into episode 4 and Gillian is serving the Iron Lady Justice with her roll. She’s cold, strong, convictional and hardworking. Casting was perfect.
anand deepra
anand deepra:
The Prime Minister is not the head of state, that would be The Queen.
Gâteaux Addicted
Gâteaux Addicted:
I just watched the 3 first episodes & truly Gillian is a genius actor - I think I will watch it all by next 2 days 😁😁😁
Ramon Hara
Ramon Hara:
3:02 I love The Crown, but come on Netflix, Thatcher was never head of state. Only the sovereign can be head of state, in this case, The Queen, your show’s protagonist.
Po A.
Po A.:
Gillian did a great job doing thatcher..... i do have to say she CHANELLED Meryl Streep's Thatcher almost to the T.... they even look alike in Thatcher makeup!!
Watching Season 4, Episode 3 - after the scene where Margaret gets her nails painted, you see a mouse Scurry across the screen! Look closely at the floor!
Dr T
Dr T:
My paternal grandmother's family were also Roberts in Grantham. My great aunt, having the same surname and being in same year group, sat next to her in class and became her friend. My gran and other siblings didn't like her.
Darren Thorn
Darren Thorn:
Binge watched all 10 on Sunday. Gillian is a wonder!!!! Absolutely nails Thatcher!!!! Great season, already buzzing for season 5!!!!
Daniel Valencia
Daniel Valencia:
Head of government not head of state. Her majesty is head of state.
Stipe TV
Stipe TV:
It was 11 and 1/2 years. Yes, there was ice, frost and glaciers in between, but I'm sure there was a little bit more as Maggie Thatcher was given the Order of Merit, which The Queen had only given before to Winston Churchill. I've always admire Maggie. Last episode of this season confirms that The Queen also did. You also missed the attempt on her life!!!
Feels like im on cbbc
Melanie O'Hara
Melanie O'Hara:
Just saw the whole of Season 4–brilliant! Thanks for this info on Maggie. Cheers from Wyoming!🌹
Nice elaborate addition to the marvelous series 'The Crown'
Boz 360
Boz 360:
Did anyone else notice that the character of Mrs. Thatcher on The Crown acted a whole lot like Shakespeare's Richard III?
Corbin Lubianski
Corbin Lubianski:
I really enjoy these videos!
Davide Orsini
Davide Orsini:
Gillian did a better job than Meryl Streep, and Meryl was amazing in the Iron Lady! She won an Oscar! I think Gillian deserves the Golden Globe or Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a drama series
Gillian At Home
Gillian At Home:
Getting big Lucy Worsley vibes from this host ❤️
Ian Southward
Ian Southward:
She was hated - until everyone found out she was on the team that invented Mr Whippy smooth ice cream... just saying.
Marisol Diaz
Marisol Diaz:
Gillian Anderson, Amazing👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
john will
john will:
She was very close to her sister. There is a very interesting doc on letter exchanged by the two.
Leif Harmsen
Leif Harmsen:
"Beneath The Crown".... that would be us.
Pretty Maggie
Tom Servo
Tom Servo:
if only we had puppets to demonstrate the complex social conflicts during this time
Zoran Stam
Zoran Stam:
Damm, she good at telling stories
david lincoln brooks
david lincoln brooks:
Beautifully done discussion here. The UK produced some of the very best pop music records ever made, during this time... paradoxically?
Adamya Singh Parihar
Adamya Singh Parihar:
They just skipped the " How she rose " part.
Louis Drolet
Louis Drolet:
The narration by Anita Rani is excellent.
rich ri
rich ri:
The humorous propane aerobically memorise because ring secondarily satisfy versus a snobbish underwear. optimal, swanky design
Luis Pablo Seit
Luis Pablo Seit:
Listo. Qué hagan la serie de Margaret, parece que fascinó a todos!
Manny Antunes
Manny Antunes:
she wasn’t head of state. that’s the queen.
Frank Castle
Frank Castle:
Weird how much her dad looks like dennis. 👀🤔🤣
B L:
They should have included the Poll Riots in the show.
aldix 007
aldix 007:
I'm really fascinated in Margaret Thatcher politics. I'm not really have strong emotions as not British, but Thatcher has influence on other country, for example Poland, which she visited. I'm planning to dig into her career and to make my opiniom about her. But I know now that she is really influence figure, even you don't like her action.
Can't wait to see Gilliam Anderson as her!
Sweet Suite
Sweet Suite:
The definition of quitting: insert here

The opposite of that: Margaret Thatcher
Monique Sinha
Monique Sinha:
The host is wonderful and her outfits are always so chic ❤️
David I
David I:
At Oxford "she was surrounded by the rich and privileged and had trouble making friends..." and then spent the rest of her life trying to make life easier for those rich and privileged people by screwing over the working class.
Veronica Avila Honores
Veronica Avila Honores:
We want subtitles!!!
Margaret Thatcher was never head of state . She was as PM Head of Government. The Queen is the Head of State .
I want a TV series based on thatcher alone
Tâm Phạm
Tâm Phạm:
I want you to add English subtitles on videos.
Lee Gregory Peck
Lee Gregory Peck:
She never 'claimed victory' after the last miners gave up and went back to work.
Watch her immediate response to the news. It was humble, somber and she acknowledged the suffering of the families involved.
Karla Tanaka
Karla Tanaka:
Love Maggie, such a strong figure
Interesting to see how a war that cost hundreds their lives can be someone else’s saving grace
I think a lot of her ideas were decent and came from a good place but her execution was dreadful and resulted in a lot of awful side effects. It’s a shame because she could have been amazing and exactly what we need nowadays, someone strong and decisive. But just not with the mass unemployment and the attempt to privatize the NHS among may other things.
Sowrya Kasim
Sowrya Kasim:
How do you do an entire show about the Queen and then go on to call Thatcher the head of state?
would anyone know where there lovely lamp can be seem for sale
Odd camera framing, kept getting distracted by a white shoe waggling around in the bottom right corner.
C. Brogan Savage
C. Brogan Savage:
A lot of Thatcher’s ideology came from Enoch Powell. Also - I imagine her and Nixon would have gotten along given their work ethic and hatred of the privileged elites.
Laura Del Regno
Laura Del Regno:
If it weren't for general Galtieri she wouldn't have been famous.
Juyong Park
Juyong Park:
A hard-working man was her idol -- her conviction was a sound one.
Akhtaruzzaman Joy
Akhtaruzzaman Joy:
2:37 she reminds me of my college gf who was stone and power hungry individual. Looks also similar.
“bugger the miners”
Juan Rubio
Juan Rubio:
The Queen is Head of State. The Prime Minister is Head of Government.
With Sarah
With Sarah:
Anita’s voice is so soothing and clam I feel like she’s reading me a bed time story, and then it cuts to a clip of Margaret Thatchers and it’s like rubbing my ear on a cheese grater.
Alif Nurfakhri
Alif Nurfakhri:
I believe that government should be run just as Sir Humphrey said, "it's better to be heartless than mindless"
Walter wicks
Walter wicks:
The definition of quitting: insert here

The opposite of that: Margaret Thatcher
Gillian Anderson did a remarkable job as Margaret Thatcher, but I think she overdid the voice. The real Thatcher had a deeper tone and Gillian was too familiar with Meryl Streep's potrayal as they both speak in higher pitch. Tho they both share the calmness.
I like Anita Rani too :)
Fresh Turkey
Fresh Turkey:
Someone please tell Netflix, it is the Queen who is the Head if Britain.
Andrew Michael Grogan
Andrew Michael Grogan:
Will never forgive section 28!
Crimson Tiger
Crimson Tiger:
Say what you want about Thatcher and her policies, but you can't disagree she didn't earn her way to her position from hard work and determination. A trait all people should possess.
Clement Reid
Clement Reid:
Thatcherism is Sadism....-hurting the people and helping the privileged.
Agustina González Nuñez
Agustina González Nuñez:
The Chicago Boys tried their economic ideas in Chile and Argentina in the 1970s. Later, Thatcher and the USA president carried on in the UK and USA.
Robert Straw
Robert Straw:
Someone clearly doesn’t know that Liverpool is in the north west.
Jonathan Andrews
Jonathan Andrews:
Keeps confusing head of state with head of government, pretty big thing to overlook since the distinction is such a big part of the show...
Her policy made UK great again.
She was ultra based
Bart Van Os
Bart Van Os:
I miss a lot of her controversial politicus, like poll tax, clause 28. Also when she became the face of the Tories in 1975. And her near escape of a terrorist attack in Brighton in 1984.
Ominous Parallel
Ominous Parallel:
The fact that she was the first female prime minister is absolutely irrelevant to describe her system of beliefs, vison and personality.
Scott Sterling
Scott Sterling:
Head of state. She probably saw spitting image
Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson:
Head of State?!
Le blanque
Le blanque:
She was head of government not head of state! You would have thought they would have gotten that right!
ved prakash mevada
ved prakash mevada:
Is it true she didnt impose sanctions against South Africa because of her Son's business interest in South Africa?
john will
john will:
Anderson's performance was so off. Portrayed Thatcher in her. prime as some slow moving old girl with a weird stroke affected face. Thatcher was a tornado in office, love her or loathe her, she was a force. It was much later in her life she sadly suffered a series of minor strokes, each of which took a little more away from her formidable mind. In her prime, she was impressive and Anderson and The Crown simply doesn't capture it.
Mike E
Mike E:
Somehow I was rooting for Margaret Thatcher, as the queen and her family looked like bullies, between the two ladies, clearly Margaret seemed stronger
agitus zweos
agitus zweos:
More of a assault on classical liberalism than a look into her.
Josh P
Josh P:
I'mma go get some coffee and just wait for everyone to find out that Thatcher was a hardline nationalist conservative.
I think the worse would be a country in debt, and especially to other nations. conservatives don't strive for that. People are free to make their own choices.
Alex Serrano
Alex Serrano:
So for 10 years she had a career in pissing people off. I'm sorry but i respect that.
L N:
Man or women those policies sound terrible.
Vaughn Spight
Vaughn Spight:
Lower middle u mean low low low the bathroom is outside
Jerome Atangan
Jerome Atangan:
Love her or hate her but you got to admit that atleast SHE had the balls to change the game especially since she was at office during one of Britain's desperate times.
“Controversial” = exceedingly popular and successful and we hate it!
Isaac Willis
Isaac Willis:
Would Israel’s Golda Meir be the west’s first PM
The host is a nice lady but wish I could see more video clips and less of her.
Joe Smith
Joe Smith:
Give Gillian Anderson the BAFTA already.
No one is ever "Self Made".
Max Blomqvist
Max Blomqvist:
Video: First female head of **government**

Comments: Well actually, the queen is the head of state, not the PM.

Thatcher inadvertently did more for climate change than any left wing politician
Frank Castle
Frank Castle:
She was incredible.
A guy From Ireland
A guy From Ireland:
She saved Britain
Natalie D Macawaris
Natalie D Macawaris:
Gillian Anderson became Thatcher! Emmy award is coming!
Rhett N.H
Rhett N.H:
Slay the poor people queen!