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Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

In 1963, Mary Whitehouse embarked on a mission to clean up British television. This is a drama inspired by real events that brings life to the battle for Britain's morals.

In 1963 an unknown housewife and teacher from the Midlands, Mary Whitehouse, embarked on a mission to clean up British television. Her crusade led her into battle with the man she held responsible for a tide of 'filth' - Sir Hugh Carleton-Greene, Director-General of the BBC.

With Julie Walters starring as Mary Whitehouse and Hugh Bonneville as her arch enemy, this is a drama inspired by real events that brings life to the battle for Britain's morals.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 24 May 2010 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Sir Hugh Carleton-Greene Hugh Bonneville
Mary Whitehouse Julie Walters
Ernest Whitehouse Alun Armstrong
Norah Buckland Georgie Glen
Rev Basil Buckland Timothy Davies
Paul Whitehouse Paul Westwood
Richard Whitehouse Drew Webb
Christopher Whitehouse Jeremy Legat
Lord Charlie Hill Ron Cook
David Turner William Beck
Harman Grisewood Nicholas Woodeson
Ken Nicholas Le Prevost
Executive Producer Leanne Klein
Producer Richard Burrell
Director Andy De Emmony
Writer Amanda Coe

Broadcasts

  • Wed 28 May 2008 21:00
  • Thu 5 Nov 2009 22:00
  • Mon 24 May 2010 21:00