The series was commissioned by the then Controller of BBC Four, Janice Hadlow. Lefties was produced as a companion series to Tory! Tory! Tory! an overview of the New Right and Thatcherism. Hadlow believed that so called 'serious television' was vital in driving ideas, and her commissions were a critical and ratings success.
The series consisted of three episodes.
|Episode Name||First Broadcast||Description|
|Property is Theft||8 February 2006||The non-conformist squatters living in South London in the 1970s.|
|Angry Wimmin||15 February 2006||The story of a form of radical feminism in the 1970s.|
|A Lot of Balls||22 February 2006||The formation of the News on Sunday, a left-wing tabloid newspaper formed in 1987.|