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James Callaghan (II) (1912–2005)

Jim Callaghan was born on 27th March 1912 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to a Catholic father and Baptist mother. He was the only son and younger of 2 children. His father was a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer of Irish ancestry, who died when Callaghan was aged 9. His father died when he was 9, plunging the family into poverty. They received no pension ... See full bio »

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 2006 No Go: The Free Derry Story (Documentary)
Himself (as Lord James Callaghan)
 2004 Battle of the Bogside (Documentary)
Himself (as Lord James Callaghan)
 2002 Breakfast with Frost (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 June 2002 (2002) ... Himself
 1997 Diana: The Nation's Farewell (TV Movie)
 1997 Election 97 (TV Movie)
 1995 A Progress Through Politics (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1964-1967 / Prime Minister, 1976-1979 (as Lord Callaghan)
 1990 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
- One of the Reasons Why (1990) ... Himself
 1965-1989 This Week (TV Series)
- Labour - New Model or Respray? (1989) ... Himself
- Jim Callaghan - Interview (1979) ... Himself
- Is Labour's Love Lost? (1967) ... Himself
 1987 Labour Party Election Broadcast (21 May 1987) (Documentary short)
 1983 Election 83 (TV Movie)
 1980 Reputations (TV Series)
- Iain Macleod: The Tory Rebel (1980) ... Himself
 1975-1980 Weekend World (TV Series)
- Labour's Alternative (1980) ... Himself
- Episode dated 18 May 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1979-1980 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 18 February 1980 (1980) ... Himself
- The Prime Minister (1979) ... Himself
 1979 Decision 79 (TV Movie)
Himself (as Rt Hon James Callaghan)
 1979 TV Eye (TV Series)
- What Kind of Society? (1979) ... Himself
 1974 Midweek (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 June 1974 (1974) ... Himself
 1974 Election 74 (TV Movie)
Himself - Labour
 1971 Yesterday's Men (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Home Secretary, 1967-1970
 1970 Election 70 (TV Movie)
Himself (as Rt. Hon. James Callaghan)
 1968 Frost on Friday (TV Series)
- James Callaghan (1968) ... Himself (as Rt. Hon. James Callaghan MP)
 1964 1964 General Election (TV Special documentary)
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Lord James Callaghan | Lord Callaghan | Rt Hon James Callaghan | Rt. Hon. James Callaghan | Rt. Hon. James Callaghan MP


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It is in large part due to his wife Audrey that he remained in politics after the devaluation of sterling on 18 November 1967, when he was chancellor of the exchequer. Were it not for her advice in the course of their long private discussions late into that night, he would have resigned from the government and might never have succeeded Harold Wilson as prime minister in 1976. See more »


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