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Diary 1994, bulk: Bulk, 1994, 1994-1995

MS. 12864/54

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Also includes diary entry for 2 January 1995.

Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews and broadcasts; sex, violence and swearing on television; resignation of Tim Yeo (5-10 January); suicide of Lady [Diana] Caithness (10 January); report Did He Die in Vain? regarding violence on television and the murder of James Bulger (13-26 January); proposed amendment of homosexual age of consent (21 January, 21 February); proposed BBC documentary on Mary Whitehouse (28 January); death of Stephen Milligan (8-9 February); Mary Whitehouse's retirement as president of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; launch of BBC Radio 5 Live (14-28 March); repeat of television programme Minder (17-18 March); John Major; David Alton's proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill relating to the control of video nasties (11-18 April); Rwandan Civil War (5 May, 20-22 July); film Goodfellas (6 May); death of John Smith, leader of the Labour Party (12 May); obscenity laws; The Late Show episode The Mary Whitehouse Story (23 May-16 June); 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings (5-6 June); death of Dennis Potter (7-13 June); Global March for Jesus (25-26 June); documentary [ Charles: The Private Man, The Public Role] (29-30 June); Tony Blair; book Quite Contrary by Mary Whitehouse; meeting with John Major at 10 Downing Street (26 July); television programme The Human Animal (18 August); death of Roy Castle (2-4 September); IRA ceasefire (2-6 September); book [ Princess In Love by Anna Pasternak] on Princess Diana (3-4 October); cash-for-questions affair (19-20 October); death of Silje Marie Redergard and supposed connection to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (23-25 October); television programme [ Hell's Angel] on Mother Teresa (7-8 November); report A Culture of Cruelty and Violence (12-13 November); alteration to the time of the Royal Christmas Message (23 November).


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1994
  • Creation: 1994-1995


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/54

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom