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Diary 1984, 1984

MS. 12864/34

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; speaking engagements, interviews and broadcasts; the BBFC [British Board of Film Classification]; National Viewers' and Listeners' Association award presented to Yes, Minister (14-22 January); film Scum and the private prosecution brought by Mary Whitehouse (discussed in various entries 28 January-26 May, 30 August); Video Recordings Bill (discussed in various entries 3 February-6 November); portrait of Mary Whitehouse by John Bratby (28 March-9 April); Spitting Image (1-14 April); film series Electric Blue (5 April); John Smyth's decision to move to Zimbabwe (5 April-23 June); Charles Oxley's infiltration of the Paedophile Information Exchange (28-29 April, 8-13 November); Quietlyn Publication (10-11 May); radio programme Feedback presented by Mary Whitehouse (19 April-2 July); film Snuff (27-28 June); Charlie Colchester and CARE [Christian Action Research and Education]; Star Trek (12 September); television film Threads (14-24 September); Brighton hotel bombing (12 October); work on book Mightier Than the Sword by Mary Whitehouse (discussed in various entries 25 August-10 December); proposed Private Members' Bills on paedophilia and the protection of children (11-23 November).


  • 1984


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/34

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom