Tuesday, 20 May 2008


Julie Walters is to play Mary Whitehouse, the most famous and outspoken critic of horror movies in the early 1980s and one of the driving forces behind the Video Nasty list, in a BBC2 play on Wednesday 28th of May at 9pm. Although I’m obviously not a great fan of Whitehouse and her moralist Christian agenda, I don’t know much about her and look forward to seeing it.

In a Daily Mail article Walters, formerly a critic of Whitehouse, says she softened her opinion of her a little while researching the part, citing early campaigning against that all-pervasive modern bogeyman, child pornography. I’ll reserve judgement for now.

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