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Diary 1995, 1995

MS. 12864/56

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews and broadcasts; proposal that the British Humanist Society should have a regular slot on Thought for the Day (3-31 January, 23 February); opening of official papers regarding the launch of the Clean Up TV campaign (6 January); television programme [ Equinox Special: Beyond Love] (6 January); lesbian kiss on Brookside (7-14 January); Great Hanshin earthquake (17 January); play Blasted (20 January); Casualty (4 February); film Natural Born Killers (17 February); Lord Avebury's [Eric Lubbock] Bill on the abolition of blasphemy laws (24 February-1 March); statement made by Cardinal [Basil] Hume on homosexuality (7 March); Tony Blair; obscenity laws; television programme Blind Date (12-13 April); VE Day 50th anniversary celebrations (8 May); The Oprah Winfrey Show (18 May); Michael Grade; broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on Channel 4 (6-13 June); book [ The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom] by Asa Briggs (7-15 June); sale of a video showing executions (19 June); proposed Guinness advert featuring a gay couple (22 June); Conservative Party leadership election (22 June-4 July); war in Bosnia; violence on television; archive of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, held at the University of Essex; Labour Party Conference (1-5 October); Conservative Party Conference (9-11 October); trial of Rosemary West (20-22 October, 22 November, 11 December); Channel 5 (27 October); film Four Weddings and a Funeral (14 November); Panorama interview with Princess Diana (18-22 November); Vicar of Dibley episode Songs of Praise (19 and 28 November).


  • 1995


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/56

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom