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Correspondence, mainly concerning requests for Party representatives to appear in television and radio programmes, and complaints of left-wing bias in broadcasts, Jan 1985-Jan 1986

CCO 20/12/12

Correspondents include:-

  1. Anderson, Bruce, London Weekend Television
  2. Dobbs, Michael, Chief-of-Staff, Conservative Central Office
  3. Douglas, Margaret, BBC
  4. Fittall, William R, Private Secretary to Home Secretary Leon Brittan
  5. Frier, Beth, Press Office, 10 Downing Street
  6. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  7. Glencross, David, Director of Television, Independent Broadcasting Authority
  8. Gummer, John Selwyn, Party Chairman (1983-1985)
  9. Howard, Michael, Private Secretary to Party Chairman Norman Tebbit
  10. Jardine, Quintin, Conservative Central Office
  11. Maclean, Murdo, Private Secretary to the Chief Whip John Wakeham
  12. Madden, Paul, Private Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
  13. Mennell, Alexandra, Chairman's Office, Conservative Central Office
  14. Miller, Hal, Vice-Chairman
  15. Milne, Alasdair, Director-General, BBC
  16. Nelder, Robin, Secretary, National Union
  17. Norris, Paul, Editor of 'This Week, Next Week', BBC
  18. Orr-Ewing, Lord Ian, Conservative Peer, House of Lords
  19. Roberts, Tony, Senior Producer, BBC Education
  20. Thomas, Harvey, Director of Press & Communications, Conservative Central Office
  21. Walmsley, Miss Jennie, VIth-form student, Parliament Hill/William Ellis School, Highgate
  22. Young, Stuart, Chairman, BBC

Subjects include:-

  1. Liberal Party concern at the choice of Conservative Party speakers for Channel 4's 'Comment' programme, Jan 1985
  2. Political bias during the BBC's 'Letting Go' series, Apr 1985
  3. Criticism of the BBC's 'Open Space' programme 'The Enemy within' on victimisation of miners, May 1985
  4. Mis-representation of Clare Short MP on BBC's 'Question Time' programme, June 1985
  5. BBC Radio 4 'Today' programme item on EC directives of benefit to the consumer, 16/09/1985
  6. BBC Scotland's 'Open to Question' programme, Sep 1985
  7. BBC Education Department programme 'What is wrong with politics', Sep 1985
  8. Party Chairman Norman Tebbit's participation in the BBC programme 'This Week, Next Week', Oct 1985
  9. Participation in the BBC Radio 4 'Tuesday Call' programme broadcast on 05/11/1985
  10. Non-participation in the BBC TV Education Department's programme on the Conservative Party, Jan 1986


  1. Department of Industry press release 'Michael Howard welcomes rediscovery of Basic Truths about roles of Market Forces – both at Home and in Europe', 19/09/1985


  • Creation: Jan 1985-Jan 1986


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  • English

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CCO 20/12/12

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom