And her name is (Scary) Mary Whitehouse… This is the face people wanted to punch throughout the 70s.
She looks like a daft old Dame Edna wannabe, but this is the face of evil… And our very own Julie Walters is set to play her in a new BBC 2 docu-drama-type-thing that will probably be a bit like that really good Longford one that was on a while ago. Said Julie…
‘I am very excited to be playing Mary Whitehouse and to be looking at the time she attacked the BBC and how she made her name.’
Having decided that she – a daft old Christian housewife – should decide what the nation should and should not be watching and reading, Mary really went to town becoming a bit of a figure of fun. But don’t forget that she was also the trout that took Gay News editor to court for blasphemy for a homosexy poem about the Lord Baby Jesus Christ. And won! Let’s hope la Walters puts the boot in good and proper.