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Lefties (2006) – #1/3 – Property Is Theft

30/11/2018

From Wikipedia

Lefties is a three-part 2006 BBC documentary series investigating some aspects of the extreme Left of British politics in the 1970s. Lefties was produced and directed by Vanessa Engle. Lefties was produced as a companion series to Tory! Tory! Tory! an overview of the New Right and Thatcherism. It was commissioned by Janice Hadlow as part of her tenure at BBC Four under the belief that ‘serious television’ was vital in driving ideas

https://youtu.be/OBfjhqV5a3k

Episode Guide (from BBC Four)

        1 – Property is Theft

This edition recalls Villa Road, a street in Brixton where squatters lived by their left-wing beliefs – communal living, collective action and an unswerving commitment to Marxist ideology.
2 – Angry Wimmin
Vanessa Engle’s 3-part series looks back at the 1970s and 80s, revisiting a passionate and turbulent era when the extreme left was a significant force and many lived out their profound commitment to a political cause. This programme recalls Revolutionary Feminists, who castigated the mainstream women’s movement for being soft on men, and called on women to become ‘political lesbians’, believing that women would never be free until they withdrew from sexual relations with men.
3 – A Lot of Balls
Vanessa Engle’s 3-part series looks back at the 1970s and 80s, revisiting a passionate and turbulent era when the extreme left was a significant force and many lived out their profound commitment to a political cause. This programme tells the story of the News on Sunday, a disastrous attempt to launch a left-wing mass market Sunday newspaper. The paper went bust in June 1987, just 8 weeks after it launched, its demise mirroring that of the Left in the late 1980s.

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