Masterpiece Contemporary

Filth

Season 38, Episode 31 of 31

"Filth" is the surprising story of Mary Whitehouse and her David-and-Goliath type struggle with the BBC in the 60s. With Julie Walters starring as Whitehouse and Hugh Bonneville playing her arch-enemy, BBC Director-General, Hugh Greene, their clash of values forms a portrait of a time that shaped the TV we watch today. Forty years ago, her battle with the BBC started over The Beatles' use of the word "knickers."

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
11/16/2008
8 p.m.
3/21/2010
8 p.m.
3/22/2010
3 a.m.
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