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Diary 1977, 1977

MS. 12864/20

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; Margaret Thatcher; work on and publication of book by Mary Whitehouse [ Whatever Happened to Sex?] (published 26 May); Gay News, the Whitehouse v Lemon blasphemy case and its aftermath (discussed in various entries 14 January-16 December); accusations of libel by the Albany Trust (19 January-4 February); Nationwide Festival of Light; Jimmy Carter's inauguration as President of the USA (20 January); BBC television programmes including Doctor Who (22 January-26 February), schools broadcasts; Jens Jørgen Thorsen (5-9 February); the sentencing of men found guilty of statutory rape (9-11 February); sex education broadcasts; speaking engagements, debates and interviews; report of the Annan Committee on the future of broadcasting (discussed in various entries 20 March-20 May); Royal Television Society symposium (1-2 June); Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II (6 June); Lord Arran's bill on the lowering of the age of consent for homosexuals (14 June); pornography; the Sex Pistols (6 October); presentation of a National Viewers' and Listeners' Association award to Jimmy Saville (21 October); Action to Ban the Sexual Exploitation of Children (ABUSE) (25 October-31 December);the Protection of Children Bill (3-27 December).


  • 1977


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/20

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom