It was fantastic, well worth a watch. Though it made me a bit uneasy as the guy playing John Major made him seem like a calculated, cold blooded pyschopath
But as I was saying, great telly. It starts with Howe's resignation, and from them flips back and forth from the 'present' (1990 and onward) to the past (From campaigning for Conservative leader up until 1989). The actress playing Thatcher (I forget the name) was superb, flipping between matriachal, caring, frustrated and cocky (in particular the scene where she calls the Chancellor 'cheap). There always seemed to be a tinge of sadness in her eyes though, even when with Dennis.
The best bit for me was near the end, when they were celebrating Thatcher's 10 years as PM. The likes of Howe and Lawson in the corner of the room, champagne in hand, effectively name calling behind her back. She then strides up and treats them like impetulent children - you cans see the passive hate in Howe's face, it's awesome. A year later, and you're back at the beginning.
Being honest, this is how I want The Damned United to be realised - documenting the creation and destruction of an egoist, who became consumed by their own power and goals. Would it be unfair to compare this to Downfall - the idea of an iconic (to some) leader who demands absolute loyalty, eventually coming up against a tide of pressure and events which eventually lead even their closest allies dissuading and telling them it's over?
"He who wields the dagger never wears the crown"