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Items removed from 1994 diary, Bulk, 1994

MS. 12864/55

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse and her retirement as president of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; the BBC; violence, sex and swearing on television; pornography; use of painting L'Origine du monde by Gustave Courbet on the front cover of novel Adorations perp├ętuelles by Jacques Henric; true crime television programmes; Mastermind; David Alton's proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill relating to the control of "video nasties"; Dennis Potter; children's television programmes; The Late Show episode The Mary Whitehouse Story; exhibition Erotica '94; same-sex marriage conducted by a minister of the Metropolitan Community Church; book Quite Contrary by Mary Whitehouse; death of Denis Lemon; proposed merger of the broadcasting Standards Council and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission; Michael Grade; family values; trust in public figures; television programme [ Hell's Angel] on Mother Teresa; alteration to the time of the Royal Christmas Message; gay kiss on Byker Grove; religious broadcasting.

Correspondents include Alan King-Hamilton, Michael Grade, Melvyn Bragg, William Rees-Mogg, Paddy Ridsdale, Earl of Halsbury [Tony Giffard], John Major, Marmaduke Hussey, Frank Longford and Alistair Burt, among others.

Also includes: invitation to Cambridge Union Society debate, dated April 1991; press release on report Did He Die in Vain? regarding violence on television and the murder of James Bulger; menu for a lunch with Dukie [Marmaduke Hussey]; copy of transcript of Mary Whitehouse's broadcast on Woman's Hour 'Thoughts of a Housewife on the Eve of the Coronation'; note on the history of the George Hotel [in Colchester]; copy of poem The Bamboo by J.L. Maxwell.


  • Majority of material found in Bulk, 1994
  • 1991, 1994


1 box


MS. 12864/55

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