The Plot Against Harold Wilson

1h 30m 2006


A trenchant, compelling dramatised/documentary which details the events leading up to, and surrounding the resignation of Harold Wilson as Prime Minister in 1976.

Dramatised documentary which explores the reasons behind the sudden resignation on 16 March 1976 of British prime minister Harold Wilson. It is based on secret discussions that he had at the time with two journalists in which he alleges that the British intelligence services had made his position as prime minister untenable and that Britain was on the brink of a military coup, with Lord Mountbatten, the Queen's cousin, lined up to head an interim government after Wilson had been deposed.

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