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.
Three episodes of the series were broadcast.
|Episode Name||First Broadcast||Description|
|A Lot of Balls||10 October 2006||The formation of the News on Sunday, a left-wing tabloid newspaper formed in 1987.|
|Property is Theft||11 October 2006||The non-conformist squatters living in South London in the 1970s.|
|Angry Wimmin||11 October 2006||The story of a form of radical feminism in the 1970s.|