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Diary 1988, 1988

MS. 12864/42

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; Eastenders (4-12 January, 10 July-9 August); violence and sex on television; television programme Small World (16-20 February); television programme The Fear (18 February-7 March); speaking engagements and interviews; work on book [ Quite Contrary] by Mary Whitehouse; [ The Play on One] episode titled Airbase (1 March-12 April, 24 November); Ronald Reagan; Mary Whitehouse's back injury; appointment of William Rees-Mogg as Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council (13 April); repeat of Dennis Potter television series The Singing Detective (24 May-15 June); Frank Bough drugs scandal (31 May); film Rambo III (discussed in various entries 14 June-17 August); pornography; Neighbours (29 July); film The Last Temptation of Christ (10 August-9 September); film Rumble Fish (5-21 November); lobbying for a Private Members Bill to tighten obscenity laws (29 November-1 December); Spitting Image (13 and 29 December).


  • 1988


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/42

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom