Asked whether she regretted using the word "golliwog", Ms Thatcher said:
"No, because I used it in a context which wasn't actually appreciated at the time."
She was criticised by fellow guest, former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.He said:
"The one thing that struck me when I heard you had used that word - and stuck by the word - is astonishment."I did not think someone like you would consciously use the word. Not because of political correctness - but merely out of common courtesy."