In this programme Shaun Ley examines what Labour needs to do to revitalise itself in opposition in the light of historical precedents.
He hears from some of the party's leading figures in its recent history about how New Labour lost its way and how they think the party can avoid repeating the mistakes from the past.
Some think their party's in pretty good shape, others that it narrowly avoided catastrophe.
Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, John Prescott, David Blunkett, Roy Hattersley, Bryan Gould and the former Labour party secretary Margaret McDonagh are just some of the leading Labour politicians and party insiders to give their view on the state of the Labour party and which direction Labour needs to follow now to avoid being being cast into the political wilderness of opposition for the next decade.
Producer: Kate Dixon.