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Diary 1979, 1979

MS. 12864/24

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; Indecent Display (Control) Bill (discussed in various entries 2 January-7 December); the Winter of Discontent; report Law and Disorder on the depiction of the police on television (5 January-7 February); speaking engagements, debates and interviews; continental 'adult films' being broadcast on the BBC, including Belle de Jour, Dearest Love [ Le souffle au coeur] (discussed in various entries 13 January-23 May); documentary film series How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer (16 January); Gay News and the appeal against the outcome of the Whitehouse v Lemon blasphemy case (12-22 February); Marriage (Enabling) Bill (3-8 March); 1979 General Election (22 March-5 May); the assassination of Airey Neave (30 March); BBC Play for Today episode Coming Out (6-11 April); television series Jesus of Nazareth (16 April); the United Order of Blasphemers (11-12 May); Mervyn Stockwood's statements on homosexuality (21-23 June); television series The Omega Factor (12 July, 17-23 August); Dennis Potter television series Pennies from Heaven (16 July); film Pretty Baby (18 July); book Whitehouse by Michael Tracey and David Morrison (discussed in various entries 14-25 August, 29 September-31 October); suicide of Mary Millington (20 August); assassination of Lord Mountbatten (27 August); film Monty Python's Life of Brian (discussed in various entries 4 September-11 November).


  • 1979


1 volume


MS. 12864/24

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