Summary:EPISODE 1: IS NOTHING SACRED? MRS THATCHER CLAIMS TO HAVE PUT PAID TO SOCIALISM BUT, BEYOND BRITAIN, IN COUNTR IES LIKE ITALY, FRANCE, SWEDEN AND WEST GERMANY, THE LEFT LOOKS A LOT MORE SELF- CONFIDENT. OLIVIA O'LEARY TRAVELS THROUGH EUROPE EXAMINING THE NEW SOCIALIST IDEAS THAT TRY TO SQUARE UP TO THE 21ST CENTURY. CAN SOCIALISTS TAKE OFF THE CLOTH CAP AND LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE MARKET? AMONG THOSE TAKING PART: FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS MITTERAND SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER INGVAR CARLSSON FORMER ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER BETTINO CRAXI LEADER OF THE OPPOSTION NEIL KINNOCK
Description:A FOUR PART CURRENT AFFAIRS DOCUMENTARY SERIES FILMED IN THE UK,FRANCE SCANDANAVIA AND W GERMANY TO ASSESS WHAT ARE THE NEW POLITICAL IDEAS ON THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT.