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Diary 1986, 1986

MS. 12864/38

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; Eastenders (discussed in various entries January-18 August); Winston Churchill's Obscene Publications Bill (discussed in various entries 17 January-19 June); films Jubilee and Sebastiane (20-22 January, 14 February, 2-12 June, 17 August); speaking engagements, interviews and debates; violence on television and report Seven Days of Violence (discussed in various entries 18 January-21 April); Shops Bill, regarding Sunday trading (12 February, 2-15 May); US Department of Justice report on pornography and sex crimes (27 May-20 June); report of the Peacock Committee into financing of the BBC (27 June-4 July, 17 October); proposed commission on pornography (discussed in various entries 18 July-4 September); Channel 4's "red triangle" series of films, including Themroc, [ Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets], [ Pixote], [ Montenegro – Or Pigs and Pearls] (discussed in various entries 17 August-15 December); Spitting Image (28 September); Conservative Party Conference (6-9 October); documentary series Sex with Paula (14-16 October); government campaign to combat AIDS (6 November-9 December); Dennis Potter television series The Singing Detective (discussed in various entries 30 November-15 December); costs following the Independent Broadcasting Appeal's successful appeal against the private prosecution brought against film Scum (13 December).


  • 1986


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/38

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom