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Diary 1980, 1980

MS. 12864/26

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; the Soviet-Afghan War (2 January); Pink Floyd song Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) (7 January); book Whitehouse by Michael Tracey and David Morrison (10-19 January); report of the Williams Committee [The Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship] and the Stoporn Now campaign (discussed in various entries 16 January-14 July); 2nd Hastings Report [Report Of TV Monitoring, By 12 Students At Westminster College, Oxford, coordinated by Michael Hastings] (7-27 February); amendments to the Education Bill 1980 proposed by George Gardiner and Martin Peake (14 February-22 March); speaking engagements, debates and interviews; Omnibus episode Blue Moon (19 March); The Benny Hill Show dance troupe "Hill's Angels" (17 April); Not the Nine O'Clock News (21 April, 24 November, 8 and 22 December); award of the CBE to Mary Whitehouse (21 May, 14 June, 9 December); Methodist report on homosexuality (5 June); ATV television programme Girl Talk (12-19 August); film Investigation of Murder [ The Laughing Policeman] (15-23 September, 18 October); film Marathon Man (23 September, 18 October); play The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton (17 October-31 December); Broadcasting Bill (3-7 November); episode of Arena on Malcolm McLaren's proposed magazine on sex and children (8-13 November); Till Death Us Do Part episode The Thoughts of Chairman Alf (27 December).


  • 1980


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/26

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom