The Plot Against Harold Wilson

PUBLISHED: 14:21 15 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:36 12 May 2010

BBC2, Thursday 9pm AN extraordinary drama-documentary about the events surrounding Harold Wilson's meeting with two journalists after he quit as Prime Minister and his claim that MI5 had attempted to destabilise his government. This was at a time in the

BBC2, Thursday 9pm AN extraordinary drama-documentary about the events surrounding Harold Wilson's meeting with two journalists after he quit as Prime Minister and his claim that MI5 had attempted to destabilise his government. This was at a time in the 1970s when it appeared that the government was losing control of the country with civil unrest, the rise of Left-wing trades unions, and Cold War paranoia. The documentary claims that the events of the time took Britain to a situation that almost saw a military-style coup.


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