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Items removed from 1992 diary, bulk: Bulk, 1992, 1991-1992

MS. 12864/51

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including Mary Whitehouse; violence and sex on television; obscenity laws; television programme A Time to Dance; the Broadcasting Standards Council; campaign to ban Juliette by the Marquis de Sade; pornography and satellite television; libel action brought against the BBC for comments about Mary Whitehouse made on radio programme Loose Ends; television programme Bill Hicks - Relentless; proposed amendment of homosexual age of consent; television programme The Mary Whitehouse Experience; proposed BBC dramatisation of Lady Chatterley's Lover; General Election; debate on the legalisation of brothels; Dennis Potter; television programme Female Parts; film Diner; AIDS; work on book, working title The Mary Whitehouse Experience [published as Quite Contrary] by Mary Whitehouse; Songs of Praise; Spitting Image; book Sex by Madonna; Obscene Publications (Amendment) Bill proposed by Robert Spink; proposal for a later watershed

Correspondents include Richard Nugent, Robert Spink, Melvyn Bragg, Marmaduke Hussey, Neil Kinnock, C. Everett Koop, John Major, the Earl of Halsbury [Tony Giffard], George Carey, David Mellor, Kenneth Clarke, Barbara Mills, George Russell, John Smith [Leader of Labour Party] and George Bush, among others.

Also includes: Campaign to Outlaw Pornography petition form; notes containing diary entries for a holiday on board the cruise ship Black Prince; copy of draft statement in open court for Mary Whitehouse's libel action against the BBC; monitoring report for film Do The Right Thing; flyer and press release for presentation of Campaign to Outlaw Pornography petition to Kenneth Clarke; invitation to filming of The Trouble with the Sixties; transcript of Mary Whitehouse's reflections on Remembrance Week, broadcast on Prayer for the Day; introduction to a report on AIDS; extract form Prayer For All Time by Pierre Charles; Christmas dinner menu.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1992
  • Creation: 1991-1992


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/51

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom