The early 1980s were a time of hope and of
dread: the Cold War, inner-city riots and Sloane Rangers. Andy, Guardian
journalist and author of When The Lights
Went Out and Pinochet in Piccadilly,
talks to author and former NME journalist Nick Coleman (The Train in the Night,Pillow Man) about the first precarious years of the Thatcher government and how
it swept away decades of cosy post-war Britain to become the sharp-elbowed,
commercially driven nation we are today.