Masterpiece Contemporary (2008)

Masterpiece Contemporary


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Julie Walters and Hugh Bonneville headline this "Masterpiece Contemporary" production detailing the true life efforts made by one well-meaning but hopelessly overzealous village housewife to clean up the British airwaves. Britain, the 1960s: Caring Christian housewife Mary Whitehouse (Julie Walters) is watching the BBC, and she doesn't like what she's seeing. Incensed by the blatant obscenity of such programs as Doctor Who, Magical Mystery Tour, and Monty Python's Flying Circus, she organizes a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Amanda Coe
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as Mary Whitehouse

as Ernest Whitehouse

as Sir Hugh Greene

as Norah Buckland

as Rev. Basil Buckland

as Paul Whitehouse

as Richard Whitehouse

as Christopher Whitehou...

as Lord Charlie Hill

as David Turner

as Harman Grisewood

as Miss Tate

as Journalist

as Elaine Carleton Gree...

as Miss Venables

as Grammar Head Girl

as Charlotte Daubeny

as Cameraman #1

as Cameraman #2

as Sir Barnett Cocks

as Quintin Hogg

as Mrs. Smallwood

as Capt. of Greene's Te...

as TV Journalist

as Russian Doll Mother

as Police Constable

as Mrs. Grisewood

as Journalist

as Audience Member

as House of Commons Rep...

as Female Panellist

as Male Panellist

as Doorman
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This was actually pretty good. I don't always like Julie Walters but she did a fantastic job here portraying Mary Whitehouse. Hugh Bonneville steals the show though as Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, not the person you would generally think you'd end up feeling sorry for. Worth catching next time it's on the box!

Anthony Lawrie

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