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Mary takes another swipe at TV

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PRIME MINISTER Mrs. Margaret Thatcher does not believe broadcasting needs to be covered by anti-obscenity laws, according to clean-up TV campaigner Mrs. Mary Whitehouse.

Mrs. Whitehouse, president of the Viewers' and Listeners' Association disclosed details of a letter from Mrs. Thatcher at the group's 21st annual convention in London.

Mrs. Whitehouse also singled out the [?]

She said the last series of "Dr. Who" had been increasingly characterised by violence.

Bitter

The "Eastenders" series had a "bitter, sordid storyline, prostitution, procuring, theft, lying, swearing and verbal aggression," making it unsuitable for family viewing-and she also hit at Satanism in Robin Hood.

Mrs. Whitehouse said Mrs. Thatcher [?] broadcasters are full aware of viewers' and listeners' reactions to programmes."

Her letter was in reply to one from Mrs. Whitehouse, urging Parliament to call upon the I.B.A. and B.B.C. to fulfill their duty "not to incite crime and disorder."

Mrs. Thatcher wrote: "Whenever we have had a committee of inquiry into broadcasting, they have recommended unambiguously the Government should not [?]

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