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Diary 1991, 1991

MS. 12864/48

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews and broadcasts; broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on Sky TV (2-8 January); the Gulf War (4 January-28 February); report on the impact of pornography by Guy Cumberbatch and Dennis Howitt (9-12 January); television programme The Mary Whitehouse Experience (9 January-16 February); National Viewers' and Listeners' Association award presented to television programme Challenge Anneka, with particular reference to Romanian Orphanage episode, and an appeal on behalf of Romanian children (14 January-24 March); retirement of Robert Runcie as Archbishop of Canterbury (29 January); work on book [ Quite Contrary] by Mary Whitehouse; offers for Mary Whitehouse to appear in advertisements (27 February-1 March); Kurds in Iraq (2-12 April); Channel 4's Banned series of television programmes and films, including documentary Sex and the Censors (discussed in various entries 7 April-2 October); film [ In the Realm of the Senses] (4 May); 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (4-5 May); report Debasement of Language on bad language (discussed in various entries 13 May-25 July, 4-13 November); assassination of Rajiv Gandhi (21-22 May); film The Pope Must Die (29 May-3 June); libel action brought against the BBC for comments about Mary Whitehouse made on radio programme Loose Ends (discussed in various entries 30 May-7 December); television programme From Wimps to Warriors (18 July); film Ghosts of the Civil Dead (5 August); campaign to ban Juliette by the Marquis de Sade (discussed in various entries 14 August-18 December); the dissolution of the Soviet Union (discussed in various entries 19 August-26 December); proposed broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on the BBC (21-23 August, 4-6 November); sex education video The Lovers' Guide for sale in WH Smiths (13-25 September); Archbishop George Carey's comments on the causes the Meadow Well riots (20-22 September); report Murder and Mayhem on violence (16 October-1 November); proposed new obscenity laws (1-7 November); appearance of book The New Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort in the Christmas episode of Eastenders (20-30 December).


  • 1991


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/48

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Weston Library
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