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Items removed from 1979 diary, 1979

MS. 12864/25

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; the BBC Board of Governors; Indecent Displays (Control) Bill; films Belle de Jour and Dearest Love [ Le souffle au coeur]; report Law and Disorder on the depiction of the police on television; Gay News and the appeal against the outcome of the Whitehouse v Lemon blasphemy case; BBC Play for Today episode Coming Out; General Election; the Albany Trust; Mervyn Stockwood's statements on homosexuality; violence on television; book Whitehouse by Michael Tracey and David Morrison; television programme The Omega Factor; film Circuit Eleven Miami; report of the National Council for One-Parent Families; pornography; the end of the 1970s.

Correspondents include J.T. Jardine (Chairman of the Police Federation Joint Central Committee), Gordon [Strutt], David Steele, Sir Michael Swann, Margaret Thatcher, David Atkinson, Alan King-Hamilton, John Smyth, Brian Redhead, Mervyn Stockwood, Ian Yates (Press Association), Bill [Deedes], Lord David Cecil, the Rev. Michael Harper, [Alexander Daniel Alan] Macmillan, Adam Clapham, Stuart [Blanch], Donald [Coggan] and William Rees-Mogg, among others.

Also includes: negatives of family photographs; menu for Perne Feast at Peterhouse College, Cambridge; signed table name card; typescript note on a 12 July visit to the Home Office to discuss broadcasting with Leon Britten; typescript note on a 23 July visit to the House of Commons; printed Bible verse


  • 1979


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/25

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom