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Started by garrick92 on Aug 24, 2011 10:36:29 PM
Mary Whitehouse

"Last Thursday evening, we sat as a family and saw a programme that started at 6.35. And it was the dirtiest programme I have seen for a very long time." -- Birmingham speech, 1965

What on earth was she watching?

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FGBFGB - 24 Aug 2011 22:38:09 (#1 of 179)

Sounds like Crossroads.

solomongursky - 24 Aug 2011 22:39:55 (#2 of 179)

Pissing On Amputee Dwarves, a short lived spin-off from the Survival unit at Anglia tv?

solomongursky - 24 Aug 2011 22:40:52 (#3 of 179)

Is it a news report?

Ebadlun - 24 Aug 2011 22:41:04 (#4 of 179)

There used to be a site that showed listings all the way back to the 30s, but it's shut down now. You could have worked it out from there, but you can't now. Hope that helps.

Sorcha65 - 24 Aug 2011 23:43:15 (#5 of 179)

I bet it was Play for today.

Ripliad - 24 Aug 2011 23:53:28 (#6 of 179)

"War coverage met her ire. During his brief period as editor of Panorama (1965-66[23]), Jeremy Isaacs received a letter from Whitehouse complaining about his decision to repeat Richard Dimbleby's coverage of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp. She complained about this "filth" being allowed on air as "it was bound to shock and offend". In a 1994 interview, Whitehouse continued to maintain that it was "an awful intrusion" and "very off-putting".[24]"

Could it be this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse

carterbrandon - 24 Aug 2011 23:53:46 (#7 of 179)

Solved?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reference_d
esk/Archives/Entertainment/2007_February_25

Ripliad - 25 Aug 2011 00:06:37 (#8 of 179)

"According to this page, it was "Between the Lines", a short-lived early evening variety show, that Mary Whitehouse called the "dirtiest programme" she had "seen in a very long time". -- Chairman S. Talk Contribs 00:21, 25 February 2007 (UTC)"

Well done! That sounds like it. Having said that, she seemed to find everything pretty filthy.

solomongursky - 25 Aug 2011 00:15:37 (#9 of 179)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDLAbuKQus

Brunothecat - 25 Aug 2011 00:25:20 (#10 of 179)

Bloody awful woman, probably the worst thing to happen to UK television. The sort of arses who now bombard the BEEB with green ink wee shown the way by her lot.

Ripliad - 25 Aug 2011 00:30:24 (#11 of 179)

Agreed.

oonnell - 25 Aug 2011 08:46:34 (#12 of 179)

green ink wee

Ew.

saintmatt2 - 25 Aug 2011 08:47:55 (#13 of 179)

She was fucking hot though

SlasherBindman - 25 Aug 2011 09:06:15 (#14 of 179)

Language, Timothy!

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schrodingerscat - 25 Aug 2011 09:20:26 (#16 of 179)

What is 'abnormal parental sex'?

It sounds as if I've been missing out on something exciting.

ShandyJ - 25 Aug 2011 09:20:46 (#17 of 179)

She was a monumentally unpleasant, opinionated and sour old trout - like a living incarnation of the Daily Mail.

Spontu - 25 Aug 2011 10:10:51 (#18 of 179)

She lived in the days when proper programmes usually lasting 30 minutes each started right after the news, unlike today when the hours before 10pm are lightly packed with rubbish programmes, most of them painfully overstretched to thinly pad an hour or more of the schedule.

I can just remember Stingray being shown at five past six o'clock on a Wednesday

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Spontu - 25 Aug 2011 10:18:22 (#20 of 179)

She was obviously common as muck.

A respectable family would not be watching television at 6.35 in the evening in those days; they would be seated around the table in the dining room.

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