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From her home in one of the tiniest villages in England, Mrs Mary Whitehouse has carried her crusade to the highest authorities in the land. She argues that, 'Christian values are basic to the health and well-being of our nation', and lambastes those who allow sex and violence on our television screens.
The Bishop of Stockwood once told her to 'get rid of her sex obsession and take up social work.' Ignoring criticism, she remains the unchallenged president of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association.
Tonight Mrs Whitehouse faces the questions of young people from all over Britain. Does she ever doubt whether her morals are the right ones? If her generation created such a sick society, should it not be left to young people to clean it up?
Presented by John Nicolson.


Subject: Mrs Mary Whitehouse
Presenter: John Nicolson
Research: Mark Hagen
Director: Liz Scott
Producer: David Martin
Producer: Charles Nairn

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