Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

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.

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story – Tuesday 10pm on BBC4

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