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Diary 1996, 1996

MS. 12864/58

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; interviews; The Archers (1 January); publication of poem The Love That Dares to Speak Its Name by James Kirkup on the internet (19 January, 21 February); war in Bosnia (30 January); London Docklands bombing (10-13 February); John Major; Tony Blair; the Scott Report [Report of the Inquiry into the Export of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions] (14-26 February); Channel 4; film Kids (6-9 March); ITV programme Island (6-9 March); Dunblane school shooting (13-19 March); violence on television; V-chips (18-20 March); BSE outbreak (20-21 March); obscenity laws; Dennis Potter television play Karaoke (22 May-11 June); the BBC; John Birt; Manchester bombing (17 June); proposed changes to the BBC World Service (2-24 July); Centennial Olympic Park bombing (27 July); Eastenders (29 July, 27 August-12 September); Neighbours (1 August); Brookside incest storyline (2-20 August); advertisements for 'condom week' in Colchester branch of Boots (6-8 August); Byker Grove (12 September); Earl of Halsbury's [Tony Giffard] Obscenity Bill (15 December).


  • 1996


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/58

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom