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Items removed from 1986 diary, 1986

MS. 12864/39

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; pornography; Winston Churchill's Obscene Publications Bill; violence on television; Durham Union Society debate on religion and party politics; the BBC; Eastenders; roll-call in support of refuseniks held at the National Theatre; Channel 4; Spitting Image; book Mightier than the Sword by Mary Whitehouse; European television programmes; sex education; book Children at Risk by David Porter; Victoria Gillick; AIDS; Channel 4's "red triangle" series of films, including Themroc and [ Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets]; Dennis Potter television series The Singing Detective.

Correspondents include Nancy Reagan, Colin Morris, David Coates, Jim Thompson (Bishop of Stepney), Margaret Thatcher, Neil Kinnock, Alasdair Milne, Bill Deedes, J. Paul Getty, Michael Havers, Jeremy Isaacs, Hayley Mills, Douglas Hurd and Richard Nugent, among others.

Also includes: copy of poem The Difference; notes on visit to Ardleigh of Dr Colin Morris, Head of Religious Broadcasting; ticket for a Debating Group debate; page of the roll-call in support of refuseniks held at the National Theatre, to be read by Mary Whitehouse; photograph of Mary Whitehouse and Cliff Richard; monitoring report on Channel 4 programme What Now?; typescript notes regarding Winston Churchill's Obscene Publications Bill; announcement of the Royal Wedding Ball in honour of the marriage of Prince Andrew; typescript notes on a meeting with Douglas Hurd and David Mellor regarding obscenity laws and the report of the Peacock Committee into financing of the BBC; contribution on God by Mary Whitehouse for book The Good God Guide by Hayley Mills; notes on a meeting between Alan King-Hamilton and Margaret Thatcher regarding obscenity laws.


  • 1986


1 box


MS. 12864/39

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Weston Library
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