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Items removed from 1984 diary, 1984

MS. 12864/35

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; pornography; film Scum; books by Mary Whitehouse; Video Recordings Bill; Yes, Minister; video nasties; Spitting Image; campaign to amend the Theatres Act as it applied in the prosecution of Michael Bogdanov and The Romans in Britain; radio programme Feedback presented by Mary Whitehouse; the BBC; tour of Australia; television series The Sea of Faith; violence on television; proposed Private Members' Bills on paedophilia and protection of children (11-23 November).

Correspondents include John Bratby, David Mellor, Bill Deedes, Derek Howe, Stuart Young, Richard Nugent, Edward Streeter, Neil Kinnock, David Owen, David Steel, Margaret Thatcher, John Smyth, Charlie Colchester, Robert [Runcie], Leon Brittan, Michael Alison (on behalf of Margaret Thatcher), Enoch Powell and David Holmes, among others.

Also includes: handwritten poem by A.H. Clough; photocopy of speech by Dennis Howell in a Standing Committee debate on the Video Recordings Bill; cutting from a Wig and Pen Club dinner menu; poem An acknowledgement from Australia to Mrs Mary Whitehouse; programme for Cambridge Union Society debate.


  • 1984


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/35

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom