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Diary 1981, 1981

MS. 12864/28 = RES
Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; play The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton and the private prosecution brought against Michael Bogdanov (throughout the diary); Indecent Displays (Control) Bill (discussed in various entries 14 January-27 October); the Gay News appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (18 January); Till Death Us Do Part (20-23 January, 18-20 May); speaking engagements, debates and interviews; wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer (24 February, 24-30 July); conviction of Tom O'Carroll (13-14 March); Sir Peter Hayman paedophilia scandal (15-20 March); riots in Brixton and elsewhere (12 April, 10-17 July); television programme The Benny Hill Show (7 May, 15 June); attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II (13 May); the 'Moonies' [Unification movement]'s anti-pornography petition (2-3 June); work by Mary Whitehouse on a book [ A Most Dangerous Woman?]; television play The Quiet Days of Mrs Stafford (16 August); proposed Bill regarding sex shops and planning permission (10 November-1 December).


  • 1981


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. 12864/28 = RES

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom