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Diary 1968, 1968

MS. 12864/2 = RES
Subjects discussed in this diary include: BBC television programmes, including Till Death Us Do Part, Talkback, Thirty Minute Theatre (specifically episode The Chequers Manoeuvre) and Man Alive; Malcolm Muggeridge, including his resignation as Rector of Edinburgh University (23 January) and his television programmes; the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association and the Clean-Up TV Campaign; the National Assembly of Women and the Divorce Reform Bill (2 February); Sir Hugh Greene, including the announcement of his plan to resign (15-18 July); speaking engagements; resignation of George Brown as Foreign Secretary (16-17 March) and Harold Wilson's government; Vietnam War; assassination of Martin Luther King (5 April); appointment of Roy Mason as Postmaster General (6 April); the broadcast of part of a speech by Stokely Carmichael on The World At One (7 April); Enoch Powell and the "Rivers of Blood" speech (21-26 April); programmes referring to abortion; Frank Longford; Tariq Ali and the newspaper Black Dwarf (3 and 5 September); The Doors arrival in the UK (4 September) and their appearance on Top of the Pops (21 September); Whitehouse's appearance on The Frost Programme (16-31 October); documentary All My Loving (3 November); press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality.


  • 1968


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. 12864/2 = RES

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Weston Library
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