An intimate portrait of Labour politician Denis Healey by political journalist Michael Cockerill. Shown as an obituary and a tribute following his death at the age of 98 on 3 October 2015.
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[summing up Denis Healey
Michael Cockerell - Reporter
Denis Healey was sometimes described as the best Prime Minister Labour never had. Though he helped save Britain from bankruptcy, throughout his career his capacity to divide the party and country was greater than his ability to unite them. And while he sometimes lost his temper, he never lost his talent to surprise.
[Denis Healey, now aged 95, walks unsteadily towards the camera and suddenly without warning pulls a face and groans at the camera
Dennis The Menace
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