|Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story|
|Created by||Patrick Reams|
|Written by||Amanda Coe|
|Directed by||Andy DeEmmony|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||Leanne Klein|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Distributor||Wall to Wall|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Original release||28 May 2008|
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story is a 2008 British BBC Television drama written by Amanda Coe. Set in the 1960s, it recounts the initial campaigning activities of the British morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse. Julie Walters plays the part of Whitehouse, Alun Armstrong her husband Ernest, and Hugh Bonneville plays Sir Hugh Greene, the Director-General of the BBC, who is taken as embodying the liberalizing forces of the "permissive society" against which Whitehouse campaigned.
The script drew heavily on the Max Caulfield biography Mary Whitehouse (1976) and featured a degree of dramatic licence. For example, Whitehouse and others supposedly called their nascent group "Clean Up National TV" until her husband pointed out the unfortunate acronym - they then changed it to "Clean Up TV."
- William Beck – David Turner, British playwright
- Nicholas Woodeson – Harman Grisewood, Assistant Director General of the BBC
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- A.A. Gill "Mary Whitehouse is the real monster", The Sunday Times, 1 June 2008]
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