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Items removed from 1995 diary, bulk: Bulk, 1995, 1953, 1973, 1990-1995

MS. 12864/57
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request
Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse and her speaking engagements and television appearances; violence, sex, nudity and swearing on television; opening of official papers regarding the launch of the Clean Up TV campaign; television programme Equinox Special: Beyond Love; pornography; proposal that the British Humanist Society should have a regular slot on Thought for the Day; Michael Grade and Channel 4; proposed film on Jesus by Paul Verhoeven; Emmerdale; obscenity laws; Spitting Image; television programme Blind Date; crime rates; broadcast of film The Last Temptation of Christ on Channel 4; sale of a video showing executions; proposed Guinness advert featuring a gay couple; the Broadcasting Standards Council; firing of 'Caesar the Geezer' [Chris Rogers] and Terry Christian from Talk Radio UK; book So Far, So Good by Paul Eddington; book Muggeridge: The Biography by Richard Ingrams; the nuclear family; Conservative Party Conference; film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Correspondents include Marmaduke Hussey, Simon Gibson (on behalf of Elizabeth II: CLOSED), John Major, George Carey, Basil Hume, Graham Bright and Virginia Bottomley, among others.

Also includes: transcript of Mary Whitehouse's broadcast on Woman's Hour 'Thoughts of a Housewife on the Eve of the Coronation', [dated 1953]; note on violence on television; police report on an allegation of sexual assault, reported by Mary Whitehouse; partial copy of a press cutting on family life, dated 1990, with handwritten notes on Brookside on the reverse; press cutting regarding sex education, dated 1973; handwritten poem Ode to the Corset; programme for the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association convention; press cutting regarding Mary Whitehouse and charity for Europe, [dated c. 1953]; correspondence regarding Mary Whitehouse's broadcast on Woman's Hour, dated 1953; typescript note and poem on a boarding-house holiday; letter and press cutting regarding Crossroads, dated 1973-1974.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1995
  • Creation: 1953, 1973, 1990-1995


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material (two letters) is closed.


MS. 12864/57

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom