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Items removed from 1988 diary, 1988

MS. 12864/43
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request
Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; the BBC; violence and sex on television; Eastenders; blasphemy; artwork English Heritage - Humpty Fucking Dumpty; television programme The Fear; [ The Play on One] episode titled Airbase; Mary Whitehouse's back injury; repeat of Dennis Potter television series The Singing Detective; Ronald Reagan; obscenity laws; appointment of William Rees-Mogg as Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council; film The Last Temptation of Christ; Spitting Image; film Rumble Fish.

Correspondents include Marmaduke Hussey, Sir Hugh Leggatt, Ronald Reagan, Lord Chalfont [Alun Gwynne Jones], Robert Runcie, Gerald Howarth, Brian Mawhinney, Bernard Braine, Margaret Thatcher, William Rees-Mogg, James Ferman, David Wyatt (on behalf of Prince Charles: CLOSED), Bernard Levin, James Mackay, Z.H. Hurwitz (on behalf on Yitzhak Shamir) and Lord Thomson of Monifieth [George Thomson], among others.

Also includes: typed copies of prayers by Queen Elizabeth I; copy of sheet music for song In The Garden.


  • 1988


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material (one letter) is closed.


MS. 12864/43

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom