The Death of Margaret Thatcher: 8th April 2013

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke. She had been staying at a suite in The Ritz Hotel since Christmas after having difficulty with stairs at her Chester Square home. She had suffered from poor health for several years. Lord Bell, Thatcher’s spokesman, confirmed her death in a press release issued at 12:52 BST.

This page is meant purely as a small resource of tv presentation from the United Kingdom of the 24 hours following her death. For presentation coverage of the funeral, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

The end of a special programme, with a programme change slide shown immediately after

BBC News Channel

BBC News Special
A special programme, broadcast at 4pm presented by Huw Edwards

ITV News
1st video: Newsflash, 2nd video: ITV Lunchtime News opening

Channel 4

Channel 5

Sky News

Al Jazeera

The Funeral of Margaret Thatcher

Details of Lady Thatcher's funeral were agreed with her in advance. In line with her wishes, she received a ceremonial funeral including military honours, with a church service at St Paul's Cathedral. It was held on 17 April 2013.