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Items removed from 1991 diary, 1991

MS. 12864/49
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request
Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including Mary Whitehouse; report on the impact of pornography by Guy Cumberbatch and Dennis Howitt; the BBC; offers for Mary Whitehouse to appear in advertisements; child pornography; the Broadcasting Standards Council; Channel 4's Banned series of television programmes and films; film In the Realm of the Senses; report Debasement of Language on bad language; libel action brought against the BBC for comments about Mary Whitehouse made on radio programme Loose Ends; film The Pope Must Die; pornography and satellite television; obscenity laws; television programme The Mary Whitehouse Experience; film Ghosts of the Civil Dead; campaign to ban Juliette by the Marquis de Sade; Meadow Well riots; proposed broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on the BBC; sex education.

Correspondents include Denis Thatcher, Kenneth Baker, Colin Morris, William Rees-Mogg, Liz Kershaw, Allan Greene, Marmaduke Hussey, John Major, Richard Aylard (on behalf of Prince Charles: CLOSED), George Carey, Princess Helena of Romania, Viscount Tonypandy [George Thomas], Richard Nugent, Bill Deedes, Simon Jenkins and C. Everett Koop, among others.

Also includes: handwritten note containing an extract from a hymn; transcript of edition of Loose Ends containing remarks on Mary Whitehouse.


  • 1991


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material (one letter) is closed.


MS. 12864/49

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom