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Items removed from 1990 diary, 1990

MS. 12864/47

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; Margaret Thatcher; sex and violence on television; play The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus by Tony Harrison; broadcast of Lady's Chatterley's Lover in BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime slot; The Dave Allen Show; Mary Whitehouse's appearance on In the Psychiatrist's Chair and response of Dennis Potter regarding libellous comments made about his mother; Salman Rushdie; child abuse; National Viewers' and Listeners' Association annual convention; Ben Elton; obscenity laws; BBC broadcast of play Robbie Coltrane in Mistero Buffo; blasphemy laws; Strangeways Prison riot; appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury; television advertising; pornography; the structure of the family; broadcast of a Madonna concert on Sky TV; Mary Whitehouse's appearance on an episode of The South Bank Show looking at Spitting Image; the BBC licence fee; Eastenders; the Conservative Party Conference; Mary Whitehouse's appearance on Noel Edmonds' Saturday Roadshow; Campaign to Outlaw Pornography; report on the impact of pornography by Guy Cumberbatch and Dennis Howitt; broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on Sky TV.

Correspondents include Margaret Thatcher, David Mellor, John Birt, Robert Runcie, Hinson McAuliffe, Richard Sykes, David Wright, Alan King-Hamilton, Marmaduke Hussey, Lord Justice [Harry] Woolf, Michael Allison, George Carey, Sir Campbell Adamson, Rupert Murdoch, Otto von Habsburg, Ian McGeoch, John Wheeler and Sir Allan Green, among others.

Also includes: motion for a European Convention on Obscenity proposed by David Atkinson; appeal leaflet for the Mary Whitehouse Research and Education Trust; monitoring report for film Salvador; transcript of an extract from Mary Whitehouse's appearance on In the Psychiatrist's Chair; press release from National Viewers' and Listeners' Association annual convention; programme for a day aboard cruise ship Black Prince; flyer for exhibition The Bible Come to Life at Frinton Parish Church; flyer for Conservative Party Conference Fringe meeting Pornography - A Danger to Every Family, with draft letter to John Birt regarding television programme Portrait of a Marriage on the reverse; Conservatives Against Sex Censorship flyer.


  • 1990


1 box


MS. 12864/47

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