Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
Movie InfoJulie 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 grassroots campaign to confront BBC director-general Sir Hugh Greene (Hugh Bonneville) to get the offending programs taken off the air. … More
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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!More
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