David Blunkett reads from his new memoir, which describes his eventful life on the front benches.
Abridged by Neville Teller.
On a bright sunny day in May 1997, the author walks his dog Lucy after election victory and ponders the work ahead.
Blunkett describes the pressure, the workload and the difficulties faced by a blind politician.
Momentous days at the Home Office loom large.
Lucy retires and is succeeded by Sadie.
The author faces difficulties in his private life, the press are in a frenzy - and Sadie acts strangely in the House of Commons.
Blunkett's world implodes in August 2004 as he holidays in Italy.