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Items removed from 1996 diary, bulk: Bulk, 1996, 1995-1997

MS. 12864/59
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request
Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; violence, sex and swearing on television and in film; Channel 5; book Quite Contrary by Mary Whitehouse; pornography; violent crimes; Michael Grade; Broadcasting Standards Council; homosexuality; blasphemy law; film Kids; ITV programme Island; V-chips; Dennis Potter television play Karaoke; obscenity laws; the BBC; John Birt; proposed changes to the BBC World Service; Eastenders; Brookside incest storyline; National Condom Week; pornography; Dunblane school shooting.

Correspondents include John Major, Marmaduke Hussey, [Elspeth] Howe, Bill [Deedes], Alan King-Hamilton, [Robert Fellowes] (on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II: CLOSED), Graham Stevens, Michael Howard, Christopher Bland, John Birt and Tony Blair, among others.

Also includes: contract for appearing on BBC Radio 2 programme The Salt of the Earth; copy of extract from Hansard on Lord Avebury's Blasphemy (Abolition) Bill; typed message from Mary Whitehouse regarding health, obscenity laws, interviews and film Crash; draft Who's Who entry; handwritten draft press release regarding television play Karaoke and television serial Cold Lazarus; handwritten notes on violent crimes and public morals; postal receipt; report to the executive committee of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; copy of and draft of letter to Michael Howard regarding Panorama episode Predators, dated March 1997; copy of letter to John Major regarding 1997 General Election.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1996
  • Creation: 1995-1997


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material (one letter) is closed.


MS. 12864/59

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom