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Diary 1992, 1992

MS. 12864/50

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews, broadcasts and speaking engagements; work on book , working title The Mary Whitehouse Experience [published as Quite Contrary] by Mary Whitehouse; television programme A Time to Dance (12-30 January); campaign to ban Juliette by the Marquis de Sade (discussed in various entries 16 January-14 May); Campaign to Outlaw Pornography's petition; obscenity laws; libel action brought against the BBC for comments about Mary Whitehouse made on radio programme Loose Ends and regarding television programme The Mary Whitehouse Experience (discussed in various entries 28 January-3 May); pornography and satellite television (31 January-2 February, 24 July); violence, sex and bad language on television; television programme Bill Hicks - Relentless (24-28 February); proposed amendment of homosexual age of consent (discussed in various entries 1 March-1 June); General Election (3 March-10 April); Neil Kinnock's resignation as leader of the Labour Party (13 April); The Archers (13-14 April); film Diner (15 April); Channel 4 documentary [ Jesus Christ Movie Star] (17-25 April); debate on the legalisation of brothels (21-24 April); Spitting Image (23-24 April, 11-23 October); television programme Female Parts (11-27 May); breakdown of the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana (6-8 June, 10 December); AIDS; film Do The Right Thing (2-13 July); Obscene Publications (Amendment) Bill proposed by Robert Spink (discussed in various entries 13 July-4 December); television programme Eldorado (6-7 July); complaints made regarding The Mary Whitehouse Experience (16-28 July); David Mellor sex scandal and resignation (21-24 July, 24-25 September); proposed BBC dramatisation of Lady Chatterley's Lover (24-30 July, 19 October); single Skin Her Alive by band Dismember (25-26 August); Black Wednesday and the collapse of the pound (16 September-5 October); Conservative Party conference (29 September-8 October); book [ Sex] by Madonna (13-19 October)


  • 1992


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/50

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom