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Diary 1983, 1983

MS. 12864/32
Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; book [ A Most Dangerous Woman?] by Mary Whitehouse (4 January); R18 films, video nasties and the Video Recordings Bill (discussed throughout the diary); Bo Carlsson; book The Playbook for Kids about Sex by Joani Blank (24 January-2 February); speaking engagements, interviews and debates; computer games; Christopher Whitehouse's arrest for cannabis possession (discussed in various entries 5 February-28 April); cable television (27 April); campaign to amend the Theatres Act as it applied in the prosecution of Michael Bogdanov and The Romans in Britain (27 April, 21 May); General Election (9 May-10 June); broadcast of film Scum on Channel 4 and private prosecution brought by Mary Whitehouse (discussed in various entries 13 June-21 December); television play Birth of a Nation (20-29 June); Charlie Colchester and CARE [Christian Action Research and Education]; biography of Sir Hugh Greene by Michael Tracey (12-29 August); television film The Day After (21 November-10 December); film Videodrome (1 December).


  • 1983


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 12864/32

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom