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Diary 1990, bulk: Bulk, 1990, 1990-1991

MS. 12864/46

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Also includes entry for 1 January 1991.

Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews and broadcasts; broadcast of Lady's Chatterley's Lover in BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime slot (1-11 January); Broadcasting Bill (discussed in various entries 10 January-19 March); films Out and Salvador (12 January-13 February); Mary Whitehouse's appearance on In the Psychiatrist's Chair and response of Dennis Potter regarding libellous comments made about his mother (discussed in various entries 23 January-10 October); Burns Day Storm (25-26 January); libel case brought by Andrew Neil against [Peregrine] Worsthorne (30-31 January); Soviet Union presidential elections (7 February); release of Nelson Mandela (10-13 February); Strangeways Prison riot (1-26 April); BBC broadcast of play Robbie Coltrane in Mistero Buffo (5-9 April); Stop Porn By '92 Campaign, later known as the Campaign to Outlaw Pornography (discussed in various entries 23 April-29 November); report on the impact of pornography by Guy Cumberbatch and Dennis Howitt (discussed in various entries 24 June-22 December); Nicholas Ridley's comments in The Spectator regarding Germany (12-14 July); broadcast of a Madonna concert on Sky TV (24 July-3 August); snuff films (27-29 July); appointment of George Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury (28 July, 18 August); assassination of Ian Gow (30-31 July); Mary Whitehouse's appearance on an episode of The South Bank Show looking at Spitting Image (discussed in various entries 29 June-24 August); the Gulf War (discussed in various entries 2 August-5 September); television programme The Mary Whitehouse Experience (16 September); Eastenders (18 September, 2-3 October); television programme The Green Man (18-22 October); Mary Whitehouse's appearance on Noel Edmonds' Saturday Roadshow (23 October-10 November); resignation of Geoffrey Howe, the Conservative Party leadership election, the resignation of Margaret Thatcher and John Major's appointment as Prime Minister (1-28 November); Spitting Image (9-18 December); broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on Sky TV (28 December-1 January)


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1990
  • Creation: 1990-1991


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/46

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom