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Diary 1982, 1982

MS. 12864/30

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; speaking engagements, interviews and debates; play The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton and private prosecution brought against director Michael Bogdanov (personal notes, 8 January, 28 February-29 April); television programmes Bizarre and O.T.T. (16-18 January); legislation regarding the licensing of sex shops (discussed in various entries 19 January-21 April, 30 July); book A Most Dangerous Woman? by Mary Whitehouse (discussed in various entries 20 February-10 October); the Falklands War (6 April-14 June); violence on television; television film Oi For England (21-22 April); television film The Story of Ruth (29 April); report IMYWWYB [ It makes you wonder why you bother] (discussed in various entries 23 April-13 July); visit of Pope John Paul II to the UK (27 May-2 June); Charles Oxley's infiltration of the Paedophile Information Exchange (15 June-18 August); rail strikes (27-28 June); video nasties, including The Driller Killer, I Spit On Your Grave and Snuff (discussed in various entries 5 August-16 November); the Council of Europe Hearing on Violence at Assisi (1-3 September); cable TV proposals (discussed in various entries 17 October-23 December); rumoured changes to BBC Radio 4 (19 October-6 November); PITCOM [The Parliamentary Information Technology Committee]; the establishment of Channel 4 and Channel 4 programmes, including Brookside (8 November-30 December); film Equus (29 December).


  • 1982


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/30

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom