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Diary 1974, 1974

MS. 12864/14

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; the Three-Day Week; film Blow-Out [ La Grande Bouffe] (discussed in various entries 1 January-6 June); Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill; Sir Michael Swann; song Teenage Rampage [by The Sweet] (12-14 January); speaking engagements, debates and interviews; National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; National Coordinating Committee Against Censorship; February General Election; film The Exorcist (15 February, 14-18 March); Ermenonville air disaster (4 March); X-rated films being shown in Broadmoor (discussed in various entries 28 March-18 May); BBC television programmes, including The Family, Argument, television film The Enemy Within (11 June), The Frost Interview, a repeat of Casanova, Anno Domini and Nationwide; Northern Ireland and the Troubles, including the Birmingham pub bombings (21-22 November); film Deep Throat (9-27 June); Council of Europe Seminar on Broadcasting (15-24 June); magazine Whitehouse International (discussed in various entries 25 July-9 November); sex education; film More About the Language of Love (2 August); proposed broadcast of film Rosemary's Baby on the BBC (18-19 August); October General Election; Enid Wistrich's report on the abolition of censorship in films intended for over-18-year-old viewers (5-8 December); the Annan Committee on the future of broadcasting (13-30 December)


  • 1974


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/14

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom