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Diary 1971, 1971

MS. 12864/8

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; Ibrox Stadium disaster (2 January); BBC television programmes, including Play of the Month episode An Act of Betrayal (3-4 January), Play for Today episode The Rainbirds (11-12 February), 24 Hours and Panorama; work on a book by Mary Whitehouse [probably Who Does She think She Is?] (published 14 October); postal strike; case of Dr Robert Brown informing parents of a patient that she had been given contraception by a Brook Advisory Centre (25 February-10 March); Running Man Press (16 March); speaking engagements, debates and interviews; family life; National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; sex education, including film Growing Up by Martin Cole (29 April and 20 May) and school broadcasting; The Little Red Schoolbook by Søren Hansen and Jesper Jensen (discussed in various entries 28 March-20 September); Nationwide Festival of Light; the Schoolkids Oz obscenity trial (discussed in various entries 27 June-9 August) and appeal (18 November); abortion; Mary Whitehouse's audience with Pope Paul VI (11-26 August); Danish pornography; cartoon of Mary Whitehouse by Gerald Scarfe on the cover of Ink magazine (15-21 September and 28 November-2 December); Northern Ireland.


  • 1971


1 volume


MS. 12864/8

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