Skip to main content

Items removed from 1981 diary, 1981

MS. 12864/29

  • How to
Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; play The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton and the private prosecution brought against Michael Bogdanov; the Gay News appeal to the European Court of Human Rights; Indecent Displays (Control) Bill; sex shops; the BBC; The Benny Hill Show; depiction of riots on television; film The Wandering Jew; television play The Quiet Days of Mrs Stafford.

Correspondents include Michael Shea, John Smyth, Margaret Thatcher, Robin Day, Patrick Mayhew, [Robert Brumwell] Henderson, Ian Trethowan, Tim Sainsbury, Ernest Whitehouse, Norman St John-Stevas, Richard Nugent, Nicholas Ridley, Norris [McWhirter], George Thomson and Ivor Stanbrook, among others.

Also includes: notes on a meeting between William Whitelaw and Patrick Mayhew regarding the Indecent Displays (Control) Bill; seating plan for a dinner at the Hyde Park Hotel; programme for Cambridge Union Society debate A law on Obscenity is a necessary protection for the individual and society.


  • 1981


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/29

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom