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Items removed from 1987 diary, 1987

MS. 12864/41

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; AIDS; Gerald Howarth's Private Members Bill to amend the Obscene Publications Act; Channel 4's "red triangle" series of films; Dennis Potter television series The Singing Detective; the BBC; Channel 4; the appointment of a new Director General of the BBC; Eastenders; censorship; sex and violence on television; General Election; Theatre Night episode titled What the Butler Saw; obscenity laws; Mary Whitehouse's appearance on [ The Dame Edna Experience]; feature on Channel 4 programme Network 7 showing a gay "marriage" ceremony; advertisements for condoms; Dennis Potter television play Brimstone and Treacle; ITV programme Sins; Conservative Party Conference; broadcast of televisual poem V by Tony Harrison on Channel 4; Spitting Image.

Correspondents include Nicholas Winterton, Virginia Bottomley, Norris McWhirter, David Mellor, Patricia Hodgson, Michael Checkland, Antony Buck, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Hurd, Lord Thomson of Monifieth [George Thomson], [Marmaduke] Hussey and Geoffrey Perkins, among others.

Also includes: cutting with religious thought for 4 June; cover of booklet titled Every Day with Jesus July/August 1987; copy of monitoring report for film Fort Apache - The Bronx; diary entries for 7-8 October regarding the Conservative Party Conference; photocopy of an extract from poem V by Tony Harrison.


  • 1987


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/41

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom